It's been a manic few weeks for the nation’s barbel anglers, with perfect conditions rolling in following storms Babet and Ciaran.
Countless big fish have been banked, including this massive 19lb 3oz specimen that fell to the rod of Berkshire angler, Jack Jacura.
“I used an in-line lead with a fluorocarbon hooklink to a size 8 wide gape hook,” Jack told us.
“I’ve had a great few months on the river, landing multiple doubles plus eels to 5lb and perch to 3lb. But this absolute beast is the standout. It’s the fish of a lifetime!”
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