Bryan starts river season in style

Big-fish all-rounder Ted Bryan switched attention from stillwaters to rivers when June 16th arrived – and got straight in among the whackers.

The Sydenham, London-based angler banked the same barbel twice at 13lb 6oz, as well as a string of quality chub to 6lb 4oz from the River Lea.

Ted, who is a former winner of the prestigious Drennan Cup, legered pellets to catch all the fish.

“It was a great way to start the season,” said Ted. “To have the same barbel twice in a session was something I didn’t expect!”

*For the full details, and more great pics of Ted’s fish, see next week’s Angling Times, on sale Tuesdau 28th June.