Expert's advice delivers new personal best barbel

Jerry Higham spent a day on the Warwickshire Avon with Angling Times columnist Paul Garner and was over the moon when he won the battle with this 14lb 8oz personal best barbel.

It’s clear to see why Paul’s guiding days are so popular after he passed on his knowledge to the Manchester-based rod, who attracted the impressive specimen into the swim with the introduction of broken boilies and hemp.

His rig was positioned close to his own bank where a crease in the river was formed and Jerry beat his prize with the help of 12lb mainline, a 12lb fluorocarbon hooklink and a size 10 Nash Uni hook.