CHECK this out - a 24 lb British record barbel, nearly 3 lb over the current record?

Suggestions that this is a new British record barbel of 24 lb – well over the 21 lb 1 oz official best – was said to be a ‘harmless hoax’.

An unnamed angler had a 12 lb barbel and for a joke his mate put the fish on Facebook claiming it to be 24 lb from the River Severn.

Read barbel historian and river record keeper Ray Walton’s verdict exclusively in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine, out now with free best clubs and venues guide.


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