Teenager bags 400lb of River Trent barbel

Teenage angler Kaylan Cooper-Guinness may be in the early years of his career but he’ll struggle to ever beat his latest session after banking an incredible 400lb of barbel from the River Trent.

The Nottingham-based youth arrived at dusk and cast out a maggot feeder packed with hemp with three grains of corn on the hook.

Indications came almost instantly and it wasn’t long before he was doing battle with his first fish of the session.

Over the next six hours the 18-year-old slipped the net under a total of 51 fish, with the best specimen going 14lb 2oz on the scales.

“I have been fishing since I was seven-years-old and I have never experienced anything like it,” explained Kaylan.

“I barely had a second to rest, with fish taking the bait as soon as it hit the bottom. It was a session I’ll never forget,” he added.

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