GRA­HAME KING: Record Bar­bel

Angling Times (UK) - - 50 GREATEST CATCHES -

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THE cur­rent Bri­tish record is the 21lb 1oz Great Ouse gi­ant caught by Gra­hame King in 2006.

He took it on a small chunk of heav­ily-flavoured lun­cheon meat on a light leger rig – Gra­hame had landed the same fish (from the Adam’s Mill stretch twice in the year be­fore at slightly lesser weights.

The Ouse’s stran­gle­hold over the record list has lasted 15 years, and the river ac­counts for 27 of the 50 heav­i­est bar­bel ever caught. How­ever, th­ese are made up by just a hand­ful of in­di­vid­ual fish liv­ing in a rel­a­tively short stretch of wa­ter.

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