Big barbel dominate at Lingmere

The vast shoals of carp shut up shop during the latest event at Lingmere Fishery but Dave Woodworth still enjoyed a memorable day out after he netted seven barbel for a winning 30lb 10oz.

After selecting peg 5 on the Match Lake at the Wirral complex, the Wallasey Tackle Box rod decided to use the waggler with double red maggot for silvers but was given a shock when a 7lb 14oz barbel fell for the approach early.

Several others showed up during the rest of the day to help him fend off the competition of John Powers who needed just 11lb 8oz for second spot.