Four Wye barbel in four casts

River barbel don’t come much better looking than this immaculate fish banked by Angling Times columnist Paul Garner.

The Peg One consultant enjoyed a short stint on the Birmingham Anglers Association’s new stretch of the River Wye at Stacklands and fished a simple pellet feeder rig with hair-rigged boilie pellets to bank four sizeable barbel in as many casts.

“I introduced a pouchful of hemp and a few pellets into the swim every 10 minutes for about half-an-hour before making my first cast, and this fish was the result,” said Paul.

“If anyone is in the area or planning a visit to the Wye this season you should check it out, as the fish came thick and fast considering I wasn’t there for any time at all.”

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