A 16lb bar­bel best for Ian

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

THE mid­dle reaches of the River Trent proved to be the place to be as An­gling Times news re­porter Ian Jones got in on the ac­tion dur­ing a re­cent night trip.

The re­sult was this 16lb bar­bel taken on a dou­ble 14mm hal­ibut pel­let hook­bait.

The 26-year-old fed a mix­ture of damp­ened mi­cros, 4mm hal­ibut pel­lets and crushed Sticky Baits Krill boilies over an area of gravel in slack wa­ter to in­duce a take.

To draw in the bar­bel, Ian cast his 5oz Ko­rum cage feed­ers ev­ery 30 min­utes, and at 4am he fi­nally re­ceived a pow­er­ful bite on his up­stream rod.

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