RIVER traffic didn’t stop Kelvin Sherman landing this 15lb 13oz barbel from the Thames in Oxfordshire. He baited two swims while he waited for the canoes and boats to drift off.
“I fed 8mm pellets and a mix of whole and chopped 18mm boilies,” he says.
“As dusk descended, my rod positioned in mid-river hooped over. I thought it was a river carp. Eventually, though, she was in the net and it’s a new Thames PB for me.”
Boilies were the winning bait for Kelvin, who fished these alongside a PVA mesh bag of broken boilies.