Britain's best-kept barbel secret

Specimen hunter Duncan Charman has lifted the lid on Britain’s best-kept big barbel secret – and Angling Times readers will be the first to find out where it is.

The Aldershot, Hants-based angler took AT’s Steve Partner to a venue that, up until now, has been kept well under wraps – despite producing specimens to well over 19lb.

“The current barbel record stands at 21lb 1oz and the place in question could easily top that – but no-one seems to know about it,” said Duncan.

While Steve added: “This is exactly the kind of feature AT should be delivering. We’ll be taking readers to a place where anybody can catch a fish that could put them in the history books. If you love barbel, you won’t want to miss it.”

Pick up next week’s AT to discover where the venue is.