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Although coarse angling on all rivers in the region ended on March 14, Steve Chantry picked the last week of the season to record a fantastic barbel "double.
He tempted the fish on a home-made boilie from a stretch of the river where he has taken 164 barbel in the last six months.
What's more, I'm convinced that within a couple of years, the Trent will be throwing up barbel around 15lb, knocking the Severn off its perch.
But it was a pleasant surprise for all, especially for Zayan, as this was his first chessa and now the second most favourite fish, after barbel.
Barbel, who is originally from Germany, said Perth's pavements and kerbs are very difficult to negotiate.
Matt, who is partially sighted, was fishing with his dad Roy at on the first peg down from the weir at Anchor Meadow on the Harvington stretch when his legered meat offering was picked up by barbel of 13lb 5oz and 11lb 2oz.
LINGMERE, Moreton 0780 3002412: Match fishing is most consistent and there was 78lb of carp and barbel this week, while barbel, rudd and roach are feeding well on Moreton Mere itself.
The River Wharfe around Boston Spa delivered a belting 14lb 5oz barbel for local angler Paul Kitching by fishing a 14mm halibut pellet over a bed of hemp.
In addition, many other very big fish have been reported, and while not having created new records, they have certainly added to the claim that `this is the year of the barbel.
During a trip to North Yorkshire, Newcastle anglers John Clayton and Geordie Emmerson each landed several barbel from the stillwater complex at Woodlands while Wear barbel catches continue to improve.
John Williams (BAA secretary): "Chasing barbel up to 8lb is a smashing way of starting the season.
To everyone's surprise the angling was fairly good and the quality of the barbel excellent.