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.
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!”