30lb barbel brace for father and son

Father and son duo Steve and Will Freeman both got in on the action landing a brace of barbel for over 30lb from the Hampshire Avon.

After baiting a gravel patch with a generous helping of halibut pellets Steve’s rod was pulled round on his first cast of the day.

Heavy pressure was applied to keep the fish away from snags and shortly afterwards a new personal best of 15lb 12oz was sat in the net.

As he was unhooking the specimen, Will received a bite which resulted in a 14lb 8oz barbel.

Both anglers used an identical rig made up of 12lb mainline, a 2oz lead and a size 8 hook baited with a large pellet.