BARBEL SCORES HIGH ON LOOKS AND WEIGHT
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.