BILL “BARBEL BOB” BRISTOW had a 200 mile round trip to Surrey’s Newdigate Fishery for this personal best 6 lb 6 oz golden orfe.
The 74-year-old from Lyneham, Wiltshire, feedered maggot and added a 4 lb 9 oz golden orfe at the brilliant day ticket complex.
Orfe are a derivative of the ide, a European river fish. Golden – and indeed blue – colouration are naturally occurring colour variants that have been bred over a number of years.
The British orfe record was set back in 2000, scaling 8 lb 5 oz and caught by Michael Wilkinson at Lymm Vale, Cheshire.
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