Severn cracker on spicy sausage
THE River Severn at Hampton Loade has long been a prolific barbel venue and Charlie Watkins underlined the stretch’s reputation with the capture of this superb 8lb 5oz example of the species.
The teenager legered a spicy sausage pellet into the main flow and didn’t have to wait long before his new personal best was hooked.
After a nervy battle during which the fish made several darting runs, the barbel eventually gave in and was guided into the net. Congratulations Charlie!