River Dove produces huge barbel

The River Dove has produced some huge barbel in years gone by and it threw up another beast this week when Trevor Brown slipped the net under this stunning 15lb specimen.

The West Midlands based ace decided to target a stretch of the popular waterway around Burton and managed to hook into the fish when it fell for his pellet hookbait a couple of hours after arriving.

His successful rig comprised of a running lead set-up with a 15lb Camfusion hooklink and a size 8 ESP Raptor hook.

Several other huge barbel have been taken from rivers across the country this week and more details on these memorable catches can be found in next week’s Angling Times, on the shelves from Tuesday September 27.