MARK LANE

14lb 10oz

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A RUN­NING rig with a 4oz lead ac­counted for this chunky 14lb 10oz per­sonal-best bar­bel for Mark Lane.

The 44-year-old from Not­ting­ham fished a sin­gle Vor­tex CKO Co­coon hook­bait into the cen­tre of the river and re­ceived a pow­er­ful take into dark­ness.

He said: “At 11.35pm the mid-river rod dou­bled over and the reel went into melt­down.

“On pick­ing the rod up it felt a good fish, fight­ing hard, mak­ing big lunges and try­ing to hold bot­tom. I slowly per­suaded her to come up­river and over into my swim. As she got within range, a friend got into the wa­ter ready to watch this beauty slip into the net.”

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