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CARP angler James Adams took a break from his usual quarry to do some trotting – and was rewarded with this lovely 9lb 6oz barbel.
James headed to a stretch of the Hampshire Avon on his birthday, and after struggling to catch on the float he switched to a legered meat outfit.
Before he had the chance to finish rolling a cigarette, the rod-tip arched over and his new personal best for the species was his.
TOP TIP: “Use luncheon meat in coloured water, as it works incredibly well for barbel.”