Sturgeon shocker and huge barbel – in same session!

25 Oct

SPESSY ace Justin Stoddart notched up two new PBs on his latest River Trent trip – this 16 lb 10 oz barbel and a shock 21 lb 3 oz sturgeon.

Trent sturgeon - there have been a few of them reported, but Justin Stoddart also had a 16 lb 10 oz barbel on the session that yielded this 21-pounder.
Trent sturgeon – there have been a few of them reported, but Justin Stoddart also had a 16 lb 10 oz barbel on the session that yielded this 21-pounder.

The shock Trent sturgeon (above) and 16 lb 10 oz barbel (below) came as a rare ‘brace’ from the in-form …Continue reading »

Double-figure barbel galore in two quick spells

11 Feb

TONY MAYHEW enjoyed an epic session when he smashed his barbel PB four times while matting nine fish including six stunning winter ‘doubles’.

Tony Mayhew got stuck into big River Trent barbel during a long session at Newark.
Tony Mayhew got stuck into big River Trent barbel during a long session at Newark.

The haul of big River Trent barbel came when Tony had a 60-hour session at Newark, Nottinghamshire. Littleborough, Greater Manchester-based …Continue reading »

Big barbel delight at social

7 Jan

THREE pals showed why the River Trent is the No.1 place to go for big barbel when they all notched specimens on their first session for the species.

Paul Barrett admires his 16 lb Trent barbel.
Paul Barrett admires his 16 lb Trent barbel.

Paul Barrett took the biggest fish of the pals’ 24-hour session with a 16 lb River Trent monster. Andrew Knight …Continue reading »