OLD BARBEL ROD STANDS THE TEST
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.