Giant barbel to five-year-old
Tiny Edd Wren caught the fish which is nearly as tall as he is during a trip to the river at Colwick in Nottinghamshire with his father Phillip.
It’s almost certainly the biggest ever barbel landed by a youngster of his tender age.
Successful tactics for Edd who has just started at Carlton Central School in his home town of Nottingham was Dynamite Baits’ luncheon meat hair-rigged on a size 8 barbless hook to 10 lb Daiwa Sensor line fished with a fishmeal groundbait filled feeder.
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