Best spec­i­men river ever?

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NOT­TING­HAMSHIRE’S River Trent is con­tin­u­ing its dom­i­nance of the spec­i­men scene with a an­other string of fine barbel and chub catches.

Top­ping the lot was a PB

15 lb 8 oz barbel for Ri­car­das Alek­san­drovi­cius.

Lo­cal Ri­car­das said: “It fell to a No­ble Baits Pre­mo­ni­tion boosted hook bait from Fu­ture Fish­ing, in Ne­wark.

“I pre­sented it over hemp and Dy­na­mite Shrimp & Krill Big Fish River Ground­bait, a tac­tic that has caught nearly 100 barbel this sea­son.”

And Con­gle­ton, Cheshire­based Dar­ren Maloney set a new PB with a 15 lb 5 oz barbel.

The 45-year-old an­gler said: “I was fish­ing in 8 ft of slack wa­ter, feed­ing chopped and whole 14 mm Re­demp­tion boilies from 3 Foot Twitch and us­ing a whit­tled-down glugged wafter on a Ger­man rig.

“I was wo­ken at 1am by a scream­ing run, and as I hit into the fish, I knew she was a good spec­i­men. The fight went on for a good 15 min­utes as I tried to keep her out of the snags.

“Once I net­ted her, I looked into the net and knew she was a PB straight away, as my pre­vi­ous best was 12 lb 4 oz.”

And Ryan Ward also nabbed a PB barbel with this 14 lb 2 oz Trent ti­tan.

Thame, Ox­ford­shire-based Ryan, 42, used a Mad Baits 15 mm Pan­demic boilie with a PVA bag of freebies.

Dar­ren Maloney Ri­car­das Alek­san­drovi­cius

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