HOWARD MAD­DOCKS: Record Bar­bel

Angling Times (UK) - - 50 GREATEST CATCHES -


IT MIGHT not be the big­gest bar­bel ever caught, but Howard Mad­docks’ 16lb 3oz River Sev­ern Bri­tish record, caught in Novem­ber 1997, is con­sid­ered the last truly ‘wild catch’ be­fore the Ouse came to dom­i­nate the record list. Howard used a Camp­bells meat­ball on the hook to make his catch and, in an age when boilies and pel­lets seem to dom­i­nate the spec­i­men angling scene, this only adds to the ro­man­tic ap­peal of his catch.

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