Barbel to 12lb-plus on River Wey

A brace of short sessions on the River Wey ended with Jack Pells taking a series of barbel to 12lb 11oz.

The local rod decided to embark on a debut session on a club controlled stretch of the Dorset waterway and introduced several bait-droppers full of pellets.
It didn’t take long for him to receive his first bite, with a fish of 6lb falling for his boilie hookbait.

As the light began to fade the tip bent round again and after an energetic battle he netted a 12lb 11oz specimen.

A couple of days later he used the same tactics and was rewarded with a duo of 8lb specimens before the memorable week was capped off with a fin-perfect 12lb 10oz barbel.

His rig was made up of 10lb mainline, a 15lb Drennan Sink Braid hooklink and a size 10 hook.