Current barbel record holder Steve Curtin christens his Edward Barder rod

As reported in the Angling Times and Anglers Mail, Steve landed his latest monster from the river Ouse this month
using his new Chris Yates Barbus Maximus cane rod.  With Steve’s kind
permission, we reproduce his letter.


A quick note to let you know that I have just christened my new rod with a
barbel of 18lbs 6oz.

The rod was brilliant – just brilliant.

All the best, Steve Curtin.”