justin_beale_main2Bait-Tech Angler – Justin Beale

Wer’re proud to have on our team top specialist and barbel angler Justin Beale. Justin has certainly made his mark with some very impressive captures. Big double figure barbel from no less than 7 of our big major UK rivers, with fish over 16lb and more than 154 barbel doubles under his belt, it’s clear he has the tactics right when it comes to chasing big fish.


Lives: Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Occupation: Sales Manager

Team: none

Sponsor: Bait-Tech / 30Plus

Favourite methods: Feeder/tip, waggler and stick float for barbel/chub

Favourite Product: N-Tice, Mojo, Halibut Marine Method Mix, Halibut Marine Pellets

Biggest Match Weight: 57lb of waggler caught roach – River Thames

Favourite Venues: River Thames, Kennet, Wye, Severn, Trent and anything else that flows!

Top Tip: Keep it simple. Relax and enjoy every moment on the banks, if you don’t catch, try to learn something to take away and apply at your next session to help you catch.

Personal Future Goals: To continue enjoying every minute on the banks, learning, sharing knowledge, laughing and oh yes, the Thames Barbel Record!

Achieved in Angling

Drennan Specimen Cup Weekly Winner
PB Barbel:
17lb 6oz (Thames)
16lb 1oz (Kennet)
15lb 5oz (Trent)
12lb 1oz (Wye)
14lb 4oz (Colne)
14lb 11z (Severn)
16lb 2oz (Loddon)
13lb 1oz (Warwickshire Avon)