Quick overnighter produces 11lb barbel from River Thames

A quick overnight session on the River Thames came up trumps for Sam Meeuwissen in the form of this stunning 11lb 10oz barbel.

The Gardner Tackle sponsored angler also banked brace of 5lb chub from the undisclosed stretch before eventually finding a way through to his desired quarry using a single hair-rigged Sticky Krill boilie cast over a bed of loose offerings next to an overhanging bush. It tested the full strain of Sam’s 12lb Hydro Tuff main line before eventually gracing the net. “On such a cold, misty morning it was a relief to have finally caught what I’d come for.”

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