River record Itchen barbel
A TINY river has produced a record-breaking barbel in the shape of this 15lb 10oz specimen.
Simon Daley was fishing a stretch of Hampshire’s famed River Itchen just four rodlengths wide when his paste-wrapped boilie was taken by the huge personal best.
It smashes the previous river record of 14lb 8oz.
The specialist, who lives near Portsmouth, also landed a 10lb fish during his incredible session.
Simon used 12lb mainline and a 15lb braided hooklink.