The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel was tempted on an evening session, over…

The record river carp when caught last autumn by Nick Helleur.

The record river carp was discovered by several anglers near to Marlow in Buckinghamshire, who had tried to trace a horrible smell. It had probably been dead for a couple…

Michael Horwood shows his massive chub from the Thames.

Michael tempted the massive chub from the fast-flowing River Thames on its middle reaches, at Cookham in Berkshire. Watford, Hertfordshire-based Michael said: “I was fishing with my father and a…