A trip of two halves

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LIAM WIL­LIS is hav­ing a great time on the River Trent in Not­ting­hamshire’s, top­ping a 48-hour trip to Gun­thorpe with this 16 lb 5 oz bar­bel.

“The first 24 hours were a dis­as­ter, los­ing a large chub and a bar­bel in snags, then los­ing what I think was a very large cat­fish,” said 48-year-old Liam.

“The next morn­ing I hooked a fish that fought for nearly 20 min­utes in the strong flow. I knew when I saw it near the net that it was a new PB, beat­ing my old one of 14 lb 10 oz, caught last year, and it went 16 lb 5 oz.

“Later that day, I also had other bar­bel of 6 lb 6 oz, 11 lb 10 oz and 14 lb 4 oz.

“Since July, I have had 11 bar­bel fish­ing trips, catch­ing 46 bar­bel, of which 21 were dou­bles.

“And I had three dou­bles on the mid­dle Sev­ern in just over two hours, with a Sev­ern best of 11 lb 10 oz,” con­cluded the South­port, Mersey­side-based rail­way man­ager.

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