13lb 5oz bar­bel from Sev­ern

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

THIS Sev­ern bar­bel topped the scales at 13lb 15oz – and cap­tor Matt Mar­low ad­mit­ted that he was ‘phys­i­cally shak­ing’ fol­low­ing its cap­ture.

On his first-ever visit to a stretch on the lower reaches of the river he baited a cou­ple of spots with ground­bait, and leg­ered Pan­demic dumb­ells on a size 6 hook over the top.

“My knees to­tally went when the fish made that un­mis­tak­able run that only big bar­bel are ca­pa­ble of,” said Matt.

“I was in shock that I’d landed one of the very spe­cial ones on my very first ses­sion here.”

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