16lb Lea bar­bel falls to meat

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A SIM­PLE leger rig with a big chunk of meat was all Ray Kent needed to tempt this 16lb bar­bel from the River Lea.

The Bar­bel So­ci­ety records of­fi­cer bagged the prize fish af­ter wait­ing three hours with­out a bite on leg­endary day-ticket fish­ery Kings Weir.

Fish­ing a cen­tre­pin reel and 10lb line fished straight through to a size 10 Guru hook, Lon­doner Ray also banked two other dou­bles weigh­ing 11lb and 12lb dur­ing a fruit­ful af­ter­noon ses­sion.

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