New Trent Record Barbel

Could this 19lb 4oz barbel be the biggest ever landed on the River Trent?

The huge specimen was caught earlier this seaon by 32-year-old printer Steven Short, from Gainsborough, on his first cast on a three day trip to a stretch he'd never fished before.

The fish, which was caught on a trimmed down 20mm Dynamite Marine Halibut boilie, beats the present river record of 17lb 10oz set by Dave Stonehouse in November 2006.

For more details see next Tuesday's Angling Times, on sale February 19.