Bait tester banks new personal-best barbel

Barbel angler Adrian Needham enjoyed a productive session on a tough stretch of the Middle Trent when he banked a number of double figure fish including a new personal best of 14lb 14oz.

The Three Foot Twitch baits tester decided to put the company’s Rubby Dubby boilies through their paces and was pleased with the response when a 10lb specimen was quickly followed by another double of 10lb 13oz.

But the best was yet to come and half an hour before he was about to pack up, his new pb picked up the bait and ‘shot off like a train’.

He said: “In the last four sessions I have landed eight doubles from this stretch and this was the icing on the cake.”