Old-school ap­proach pays for gi­ant whiskers

Angling Times (UK) - - MEMORABLE QUOTES -

Dave Broady, 19lb 8oz bar­bel, River Thames IN JAN­UARY Dave Broady shunned the stan­dard pel­let and boilie ap­proach in favour of an old-school hook­bait to bank a new record Thames bar­bel weigh­ing 19lb 8oz.

Dave landed the fish of his life when it picked up a cube of lun­cheon meat straight out of the tin, which he fished in con­junc­tion with a mag­got feeder packed with shred­ded meat.

“My big­gest bar­bel be­fore this was a River Ken­net fish of 14lb 10oz,” said Dave. “This one, how­ever, is in a league all of its own and to catch a river record is just in­cred­i­ble.” The captor used 10lb main­line straight through to a size 12 hook.

“I’ve been chas­ing bar­bel all over the UK for 20-odd years, but I never thought I’d be lift­ing any bar­bel this heavy out of a river in my land­ing net,” he added.

Dave Broady and his new Thames record

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