Winter League record tumbles at Hampton Springs

The Welsh Winter League record has been obliterated after Dean Barlow hauled out a mammoth 193lb 15oz during the latest round at Cheshire’s Hampton Springs.

Big weights had been recorded in the days leading up to the contest and the Drennan North West ace managed to break Chris Smith’s previous best of 104lb when he used Method feeder tactics for fish to 12lb from Alice Springs Lake.

Runner up Lewis Breeze also recorded a better score than the old record, netting 125lb 2oz from Rock Pool.