Yorkshire barbel records tumble!

Derwent and Ouse bests smashed in mega week for anglers

Yorkshire barbel records tumble!

by Angling Times |

A landmark week for barbel anglers in Britain’s largest county, resulted in the Yorkshire Derwent and Ouse records both being smashed.

York angler Graham Scott kicked things off with a remarkable 13lb 5oz fish from the Derwent, a target he’s been after since 1989 when he was inspired by Jon Wolfe’s then-record of 12lb 6oz.

“Catching a fish of that size made the hundreds of trips over the years worthwhile,” said Graham, who used pellets soaked in fish oil.

Graham Scott fished the Derwent for this 13lb 5oz barbel
Graham Scott fished the Derwent for this 13lb 5oz barbel

Next up was Mark Jackson, who landed a Yorkshire Ouse fish of 13lb 7oz, beating the previous river best of 12lb 11oz.

“I caught it on a 15mm boilie after a long pre-baiting session,” he told us.

“There were lots of high fives and congratulations after the catch, knowing it was a new Ouse record!”

Mark Jackson headed  for the Ouse for his 13lb 7oz river record
Mark Jackson headed for the Ouse for his 13lb 7oz river record
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