Nine doubles through the night
JOHN MOTT is having the season of his life, and notched up his biggest barbel of the season, at 16 lb 2 oz, in another amazing overnighter.
The 44-year-old Trent angler added another eight doubles on his favourite river, with others of 10 lb 2 oz, 10 lb 3 oz, 10 lb 15 oz, 11 lb 2 oz, 12 lb 4 oz, 12 lb 13 oz, 13 lb 5 oz and 14 lb 6 oz.
John, a maintenance engineer from Lincolnshire, said: “I did a quick overnighter on the Tidal and didn’t expect the end result.
“It was my ninth night this season and resulted in my biggest barbel this season. I had nine barbel, all doublefigures, so it must mean nine is my lucky number.
“They all fell to 18 mm test boilies from Dave Mallin, size 4 hook, 20 lb coated braid hook link, 7 oz lead and 25 lb braid main line,” he added.