Two 14lb-plus barbel in two weeks

Andy Childs has been in a rich vein of form landing two 14lb-plus barbel in as many weeks from Kings Weir on the River Lea.

The venue regular, who has fished the stretch for over 40-years, kicked off his run with a 14lb 1oz specimen which fell to a CC Moore boilie wrapped in paste.

“My rod was almost dragged in by the power of the take,” he said. “I returned a week later to find the river in perfect condition after the recent rain. I used identical tactics and just after lunch I received a typical barbel bite.”

A long a powerful fight followed which resulted in a barbel of 14lb 12oz.

“I’ve been told that this is one of the biggest barbel ever caught from Kings Weir,” he added.