450 miles for a new barbel personal best

Marcus Weaver broke his personal best barbel twice in the space of six weeks after making a second 450-mile round trip to the River Trent.

Weighing 15lb 4oz, the Three Foot Twitch consultant’s latest fish beat his previous best of 14lb 4oz which was landed from the same venue the last time he visited back in September. The South Wales rod tempted the fish using a 3FT 14mm dubby boilie baited on a size 10 Fox Ssc Arma point hook after feeding his swim with loose dubby boilies as an attractant. His setup consisted of Diawa sensor 15lb line with a 15lb Kryston Incognito fluorocarbon combi rig with 15lb ESP camo sink link braid.

“I drive over the Wye, Taff and Severn during my journey, but I have tunnel vision when it comes to the Trent because it’s just an incredible fishery that has so much potential,” said Marcus.

“My jaw hit the floor when the dial of my scales swug around to 15lb 4oz and it makes the 450-mile round trip like a walk in the park.”

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