Keen river angler Steve Stone had several reasons to smile after the latest event on the River Derwent as he took the win and also smashed his barbel personal best three times during the match!
The Earl of Harrington’s AC member was competing in the clubs W Warner contest and after drawing a renowned hotspot he set up a straight lead and used a lobworm hookbait presented tight to a sunken tree.
It didn’t take long for the action to start with a 9lb 2oz specimen soon resting in the net and things got even better shortly afterwards when he landed his first ever double in the form of a 10lb 6oz fish.
He completed the hatrick late in the day when a tentative knock ended with a 13lb
barbel coming to the bank after a tense battle.
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