88lb haul wins River Severn match

The great start to the river season continued when the winner of the latest event on the Severn landed 88lb 12oz of barbel and chub.

Over 40 anglers lined the banks of the waterway at Linley Bank to take part in the Nick Gretton Memorial and it was Basildon’s Tony Peploe that managed to steal the show after he bagged the impressive net on pellet feeder tactics with a 6mm banded offering as hookbait from peg 47.

The backing weights also included healthy numbers of specimen sized fish, with Paul King taking the runners up spot with 52lb 6oz and third placed Brian Rigby hauling out 47lb 2oz.