11lb 3oz barbel in the floods

There weren’t many who braved fishing the Hampshire Avon during the recent floods – but one man who did was Jeff Edisbury who was rewarded with this 11lb 3oz barbel.

The Brighton-based angler made the journey to The Royalty Fishery stretch of the venue and found the water had broken its banks. Undeterred by the setback, he decided to roll meat in the turbulent conditions and was rewarded with an 8lb 4oz fish from the Greenbanks swim before the biggest of the session found his hookbait.