BAR­BEL SCORES HIGH ON LOOKS AND WEIGHT

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

PIC­TURES of big bar­bel don’t come much bet­ter than this crack­ing 14lb 3oz fish from the in-form River Sev­ern.

The river was car­ry­ing a touch of colour and a lit­tle ex­tra wa­ter, and un­der these favourable con­di­tions Ash­ley Bur­ton de­cided to trun­dle a piece of meat along the riverbed.

A rig made from 20lb braided main­line and a size 4 Dren­nan Spe­cial­ist Bar­bel hook saw the spe­cial­ist from Le­ices­ter­shire win the bat­tle with another Sev­ern dou­ble weigh­ing 10lb 5oz.

“It was sim­plic­ity it­self – I just pinched a cou­ple of shot on the line to keep it all down and it worked a treat,” said Ash­ley.

Ash­ley Bur­ton’s pris­tine 14lb 3oz Sev­ern bar­bel.

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