Huge barbel catch tops Warks Avon match

A hungry shoal of barbel kept Steve Robson busy during the latest event on the Warwickshire Avon and he eventually placed an impressive 94lb 9oz winning haul on to the scales.

The Cradley Heath Labour rod decided to use stickfloat and maggot tactics after drawing just below Jubilee Bridge on the Fladbury section and was able to fool specimens to over 12lb during the five hour competition.

Elsewhere his rivals struggled to entice a bite, with Richie Owen needing just 5lb 15oz to secure the runners up spot.