Shock record barbel claimed from Trent!

Rumours are circulating that the River Trent has produced a shock record barbel.

The fish, which is thought to be in excess 22lb, is supposed to have come from a stretch near Newark.

Angling Times understands the captor is the same angler who claimed to catch a 21lb barbel from the river last season – but stayed quite about that one, too.

If you’ve got any details on the story, contact the Angling Times newsdesk on 01733 395103.

*The current barbel record stands at 21lb 1oz and came from the Great Ouse.