Big Nene barbel takes a liking to seafood cocktail
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.”