Lad's success with 'rolling meat' method

The popular ‘rolling meat’ method is a proven barbel-catcher but it is also a skill that can take even the most experienced anglers some time to master.

This superb 11lb barbel is proof that 11-year-old Joe Stanley has the subtle tactic down to a fine art, following an enjoyable session on the famous lower Hampshire Avon Royalty Fishery.

The youngster, from Christchurch in Dorset, landed the new personal best from the swim known as ‘Fiddlers West’.

For details of day tickets, or to find out more about fishing the Royalty, contact Davis Tackle on 01202 485169.