VICE-PRESIDENT and founder member of the Barbel Society Phil Buckingham smashed his PB barbel by 1 lb 12 oz with this 16 lb 10 oz brute from the River Lea at Kings Weir.

Phil set a new venue record at the members-only section using legered meat and in the week before had fish of 13 lb and 12 lb.

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