Big Nene bar­bel takes a lik­ing to seafood cock­tail

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

DOU­BLE-fig­ure bar­bel from the River Nene aren’t a com­mon sight, so imag­ine Jon Wool­ley’s de­light when he slipped the net un­der this 14lb 4oz spec­i­men.

Jon pre­baited two swims, although his first failed to pro­duce a take. Set­tling into his se­cond swim, he cast out a hair-rigged un­cooked prawn and cockle hook­bait – and he didn’t have to wait long be­fore his tip pulled over and he was do­ing bat­tle with the whisker.

TOP TIP: “On sec­tions of river that see a lot of pel­lets, boilies and lun­cheon meat, switch­ing to a dif­fer­ent hook­bait can re­ally work won­ders.”

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