Nene gi­ant stakes claim to the record

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

POS­SI­BLY the coun­try’s big­gest barbel has been banked at a colos­sal weight of 19lb 4oz.

The spec­i­men was taken by Cam­bridgeshire an­gler Gary John­son from a pri­vate stretch of the River Nene, and is be­lieved to be the same fish he landed at the start of the sea­son at a lighter weight of 18lb.

The news comes just weeks af­ter Nigel Bryans smashed the Nene record of 18lb 3oz from a sim­i­lar stretch – but Gary’s re­cent ad­di­tion is now await­ing con­fir­ma­tion to take the num­ber one slot in the record books.

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