Big barbel from the Wye for Welsh actor

Top Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones has recently turned his hand to coarse fishing and enjoyed some excellent barbel and perch catches from the River Wye.

The star of TV comedy series Stella, who is better known for his sea fishing exploits, targeted the Herefordshire waterway with big-fish hunter Terry Theobald, and the pair landed eight barbel to 7lb 8oz and four perch to 3lb 7oz using boilie hookbaits.

Jules told Angling Times: “Barbel have got to be pound-for-pound one of the hardest fighting fish out there. My goal is to now catch a double figure specimen.”

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