FIVE BAR­BEL DOU­BLES FOR TOP CARPER LEWIS PORTER

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

BIG-FISH ace Lewis Porter tasked him­self with bank­ing a dou­ble­fig­ure bar­bel be­fore Christ­mas – which he did with the cap­ture of no fewer than five, topped by this 15lb 12oz beauty.

The Fox mar­ket­ing man­ager made Angling Times head­lines at the end of No­vem­ber with the cap­ture of a 30lb-plus pike, but then he switched his at­ten­tions to the Trent’s bar­bel.

Fish­ing a 24-hour ses­sion on an up­per stretch of the wa­ter­way, Lewis hooked the 15lb 12oz mon­ster along­side other dou­bles of 14lb 6oz, 13lb 2oz, 10lb 9oz and 10lb 6oz us­ing 15mm Main­line Link boilies wrapped in match­ing paste.

He told Angling Times: “My next tar­get is to catch a dou­ble-fig­ure zan­der be­fore Christ­mas!”

Lewis’ set-up in­cluded 6oz Kling On leads fished on Edges An­gled Drop Off Run Rig Kits, along­side 12lb Il­lu­sion Trans Khaki flu­o­ro­car­bon hook­links with size 8 Wide Gape Stiff Rig hooks.

Lewis with the big­gest of the five at 15lb 12oz.

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