Big bar­bel, zan­der and brace of pike from fa­mous river

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

RAIG Wool­house be­came the envy of thou­sands of an­glers when he banked four dream fish in one in­cred­i­ble ses­sion. plus a 10lb bonus zan­der!

It was a red-let­ter ses­sion that un­folded when the spec­i­men hunter from Le­ices­ter fished two rods for predators and one for bar­bel on a club-con­trolled stretch of the in-form wa­ter­way.

“It was an amaz­ing ses­sion and prob­a­bly one that I will never re­peat,” he said.

“I was into a 12lb bar­bel, and a huge pike fol­lowed it right up to the land­ing net. Later that night I had two twen­ties, but I re­ally don’t think ei­ther of them was the one that chased the huge bar­bel into the bank.

“I’d have been over the moon with just one of th­ese fish in a ses­sion, let alone what I ended up with, be­cause it can take years of time and ded­i­ca­tion to catch river fish like this.

“To say this was a red-let­ter day would be an un­der­state­ment,” he added.

All his bar­bel were taken on leg­ered tuna boilies, and his zan­der and pike took ei­ther roach or bream dead­baits.

“It was an amaz­ing ses­sion, prob­a­bly one that I’ll never re­peat”

Craig’s best bar­bel went 13lb 10oz. This 10lb zan­der topped off an amaz­ing trip. The big­ger of Craig’s two pike at 23lb 12oz.

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