Wensum Throws Up Huge Barbel Brace

The River Wensum continued its red-hot barbel form when Patrick Goffin banked a brace for 33lb 12oz – topped by a giant of 19lb 8oz (pictured).


Finding the venue in full flood, 42-year-old Patrick, from Caistor-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, opted to roll a large piece of plain luncheon meat down a crease on the inside line, where he latched into both fish within an hour of each other.


Using 12lb line, a 25lb coated braid hooklength and a size 8 hook, Patrick first banked the 14lb 4oz fish, increasing his personal best by a 2oz in the process, before raising it by a further 5lb a short while later.


The catch comes just a week after Steve Hunt set a new barbel record on the Wensum with a massive fish of 20lb 8oz.