Further details have today emerged over the barbel that could be set to rewrite the record books.
Angling Times can exclusively reveal the fish was caught from Norfolk’s River Wensum – and not the Great Ouse, as first suspected.
We can also confirm the fish, which was caught by venue expert Steve Hunt, was weighed in at more than 20lb – making it the first venue away from the Ouse to produce a ‘twenty’. In an incredible 24 hours, he also had another of 17lb-plus.
Angling Times is still tracking down full details of the capture which is being dubbed by experts as ‘the most significant barbel catch for years.’
“When we first heard about a 20lb barbel being caught we immediately thought ‘Great Ouse again’,” said AT news editor Steve Stones.
“But when it emerged it was had come from the Wensum the atmosphere in the newsroom suddenly changed – everyone realised this is something altogether more important.
“Although we haven’t secured all the details and images just yet I want to assure AT readers that we’re doing everything possible to make sure you’re the first people to read the full story and see the pictures,” added Steve.