Good friend and customer Koi Croydon with a 17lb 1oz Derbyshire Derwent Barbel, here’s what he had to say:
“I’d been monitoring the river levels for the past week on the EA’s website. It was dropping slightly after a bit of rain and had a slight twinge of colour to it. Everything just felt right. I settled on a peg I’d never fished before where the river narrows into a channel just after a bend. Not long after sunset I received a massive line bite. About twenty minutes later I experienced the most savage bite I’ve ever had. I’d initially thought I’d hooked one of the few river carp that inhabit the stretch. The fish tore off downstream taking about 30 yards of line before taking me into a snag. Constant pressure for it moving again before it darted into another snag on the near bank. Eventually the fish came free before making three more powerful runs and I was able to slip the net under it. When it went in the net I knew it smashed my pb! Knowing the river had a tinge of colour to it I was keen to use a smelly bait, so I soaked Trent Baits Freshwater Shrimp boilies in their anchovy extract and amino 30 glug wrapped in the matching paste.”
What a way to completely smash your PB……….Amazing result Koi……….Top angling.