Last trip to Hampshire Avon produces 5lb 4oz mullet

Ian Fegan’s last ever session on the Hampshire Avon ended in success as he banked a 5lb 4oz mullet.

The Merseyside-based rod made the five hour drive to the Royalty Fishery to enjoy a day on the famous stretch before returning to his home in Australia.

A popped-up boilie helped fool a 4lb 6oz chub but it was a switch to rolling meat that resulted in the surprise specimen.

“I’m going to miss fishing for such a large range of species once I return to Brisbane but this was a great way to end my coarse fishing antics in the UK,” explained Ian.