Barbel blitz on River Ouse

A little-and-often baiting approach did the trick for Julian Barnes when a prolific few days fishing on the River Ouse produced a series of big barbel to 11lb 7oz.

The specimen hunter from St Neots, Cambs, put his faith in small PVA bags filled with a mix that he’s been testing for MAD Baits, in conjunction with a boilie hookbait produced by the same company.

He also netted fish weighing 11lb 5oz, 11lb 3oz, 9lb 11oz along with a 22lb 11oz carp during a handful of sessions on the popular waterway.

“I introduced this great bag mix through a small bait dropper and via PVA bags because I didn’t want any feed in the swim but just a few attractors to put a good scent in the water,” Julian told Angling Times.

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