Wise move brings 16lb 5oz bar­bel

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

KRZYSZTOF Bar­czak had to wait just 40 min­utes be­fore his new pb bar­bel of 16lb 5oz de­voured his hookbait. He’d planned to fish a night on his usual stretch of the River Trent, but found other an­glers were in his swim.

Find­ing another, va­cant spot, Krzysztof was un­fazed as a pow­er­ful fish picked up his lun­cheon meat hookbait shortly af­ter cast­ing out.

He told Angling Times: “Af­ter a long bat­tle I landed my new per­sonal best at 16lb 5oz.

“This beau­ti­ful fish gave me the fight of my life and the op­por­tu­nity to test my new Shi­mano Baitrun­ner reel too!”

Krzysztof used 12lb reel line at­tached to a 8lb hook­link to land the bar­bel.

TOP TIP: “On a pres­sured stretch of river, try a swim that isn’t of­ten fished. You might find the warier bar­bel have moved there.”

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