Centrepin record for barbel?

This is an image of what is believed to be one of the biggest barbel ever to be caught using a centrepin reel.
Weighing a colossal 16lb 10oz, it was caught by Phil Buckingham, from the renowned stretch of the River Lea at Kings Weir.
The 64-year-old vice president of the Barbel Society, tempted the fish using a small piece of punched Spam hair-rigged to a size 4 Drennan hook during a short evening session on the prolific waterway.