The cased barbel of 14 lb 3 oz and 14 lb were caught by unknown anglers on the Hampshire Avon in 1934 when the British record then stood at 14 lb 6 oz.
An unknown buyer paid the huge sum at Angling Auctions of Chiswick in London – but for the same price could have fished the river’s famous day ticket barbel stretch the Royalty 1,440 times!
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