A popular commercial fishery has produced one of the biggest all barbel catches of the year.
Lancashire’s Highfield Fisheries is home to a variety of species but it was the barbel stocks in Oak Pool that dominated proceedings during the latest event with Ronnie Lister hauling out 94lb 4oz to take victory.
After drawing fancied peg 35, the local rod decided to fish pole and caster and was rewarded with chunky fish from the off, with the biggest of the bunch going over the 5lb mark.
His total was more than second and third place put together between them!
Venue backed Les Grimes landed the runners up spot after he registered 47lb, while Oldham’s Keith Hyde took 45lb 6oz.