Bowler’s on red-hot barbel form

ONE of Britain’s best all-rounders – Martin Bowler – defied the wet weather to take a superb hit of big barbel, topped by a giant of 14lb 3oz.


The Chippenham, Wilts-based angler, who has already taken two British record fish in his relatively short career, added other specimens of 12lb 8oz, 12lb 13oz and 13lb 3oz in a magical day’s fishing.


And what’s more, he did it front of the AT cameras for his exclusive ‘Big Fish World’ column.


To read all about Martin's memorable floodwater session, see next week’s Angling Times on Sale Tuesday, January 22.