Mathew Pewley hooked this magnificent 15lb 2oz River Loddon barbel just as he was returning a seven-pounder he’d just landed. The personal fish took a home-made 10mm boilie fished on a black silt Stonz rig on the Berkshire venue. The fish isn’t far short of the Berkshire river record for the species, a 16lb 10oz fish taken by Duncan Charman.

The fish wins Matt a Korum Challenge Specimen Barbel award in Total Coarse Fishing magazine…

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