Thursday, 15 August 2013

Avon Barbel — Hammer and Chisel Job

After years of dragging me round to fish just about every mill on the Warwickshire Avon but failing to find his thrill, at a new venue to both of us, Mr Martin Roberts finally cracked his long-standing 11lb personal best for barbel this evening with a specimen weighing in at an impressive 13lb 5oz, and so monumental in the flesh it could have been a Rodin bronze.

My efforts don't even warrant mention alongside his achievement and for once I won't bore you with the minutiae of them but just showcase a glorious fish and one very happy man.

Believe me when I say that it's very hard to get Martin to smile in a picture.

But for once it was all too easy...

You couldn't have wiped it off with hammer and chisel!



  1. cracking barbel martin well done m8t

  2. Cracking fish Martin, you have done my PB by an ounce! Well done.

  3. Very well deserved and backed up by another nice one.......

    A pleasure to witness and an awesome sight on a summers evening ......

    One day............

    Bazal Peck

  4. Steve in Colorado17 August 2013 at 21:15

    THAT is a gorgeous fish. Well done, that man!

  5. Thanks guys, I was over the moon with that fish as you can tell by my face.
    Jeff is right I don't smile very often in photos. He did a great job of the pictures as always. I think keep taking him fishing with me as his photographic skills are first class. Thanks mate.

  6. Looks immaculate, a very well done on a superb looking specimen.