13lb 12oz Soar barbel triumph

You don’t need to sign up to an expensive syndicate water to land big fish as James Wainwright found out when he banked a 13lb 12oz barbel from a club stretch of the River Soar.

The Loughborough Soar AC member fed a large bed of hemp and pellets over a slow moving area of the peg before presenting a 15mm boilie over the top.

His decision to use a big offering paid off shortly afterwards and after a tense battle the specimen rolled over the waiting land net.

It was beaten thanks to a rig that consisted of an 18 inch coated braid hooklink and a size 8 hook.

For more details on the club visit www.loughboroughsoarangling.co.uk