Another Avon monster banked

16lb-plus specimen continues incredible run of form on famous Southern river

Another Avon monster banked

by Angling Times |

Gavin Barrett tapped into the Hampshire Avon’s tremendous current form for big barbel with this 16lb 9oz fish.

With the river running at normal levels but still carrying a tinge of colour after recent rains, local angler Gavin fished a 12mm boilie alongside a tiny PVA bag containing four crushed baits, positioned on a patch of gravel close to swaying weed fronds.

An hour after dark he had a jittery take and struck into what he expected to be a chub. Then the powerful fish shot out into midriver and gave Gavin a dogged fight in the flow before coming to the net.

Gavin Barrett - 16lb 9oz barbel
Gavin Barrett - 16lb 9oz barbel
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