Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A 12-YEAR old rod was put to the test when Wayne Nunn latched into this 14lb 12oz bar­bel.

Wayne caught the crack­ing fish while fish­ing a swim on the River Colne he had been pre­bait­ing for two weeks.

The painter and dec­o­ra­tor from Hilling­don told An­gling Times: “I didn’t even have to wait till dark as the rod tore off after just 15 min­utes. As a re­sult I went home early and cel­e­brated with a glass of wine!

“I bought the rod more than 12 years ago so I thought I’d give it a dust off. It was ob­vi­ously a good luck charm.”

Wayne used an 8mm pel­let wrapped in Sticky Krill paste to in­duce the bite from the big ber­tie.

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