Lean Lea barbel “the most savage bite I’ve ever had!”

17lb Lea giant puts up an epic scrap

Stuart Biggs – 17lb 12oz barbel

by Angling Times |

Fishing on a flooded River Lea, local angler Stuart Biggs received a rod-wrenching take from this lean 17lb 12oz barbel.

“It was the most savage bite I’ve ever had from a barbel, and I actually ended up knee-deep in the river trying to control it!” revealed Stuart.

“The fight was ridiculous, with the river in flood and a fish that knew where all the snags were. It took me three attempts to net it, but when it finally went in, I gave a big sigh of relief.”

The barbel obliterates Stuart’s previous PB of 14lb 4oz and fell to a Mainline Baits boilie.

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