Bar­bel is worth the wait

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

A DE­CI­SION to stay put paid off hand­somely for Malc Hough when he took this 16lb 8oz per­sonal-best bar­bel from the River Trent.

The Cheshire-based an­gler had spent the night on the river with a cou­ple of friends, and when they de­cided to head to the River Dove the day after, Malc stuck to his guns and stayed on the Trent.

That proved to be a very wise move and just hours later the huge bar­bel had found his tiger nut boilie.

“I’d seen my friend Bill land a 14lb 7oz fish in the night and I could not help but think whether I would ever see one that big again,” ex­plained Malc.

“To go and net one that was even big­ger less than a day later was just a dream come true.”

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