River record Itchen bar­bel

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

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.

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