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FLOAT fishing is a dying art form but Keith Speer has been bagging huge barbel aplenty with the often, overlooked tactics.

Whilst most have struggled to get any action with static approaches and larger baits St. Albans, Hertfordshire-based Keith has had some winter awesome results topped by a 17 lb 15 oz cracker.

But that’s not his only biggie, as he has just revealed! He had several other barbel into double-figures during December, when nobody was catching, and he started 2011 with a 13 lb 11 oz cracker.

The Verulam AC member, who also has a lifetime tally of 85 roach over 2 lb, has targeted a Bedfordshire river and kept an eye out for what he deems perfect barbel conditions.

For the full amazing story, including Keith Top Six winter barbel tips, check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.