A 16lb barbel best for Ian
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.