Big Dane barbel landed on 2lb line – Daniel Bellfield

Size 20 hook holds firm to bank Cheshire double

Big Dane barbel landed on 2lb line - Daniel Bellfield

by Angling Times |

“I recently had a session on the River Dane in Cheshire, where I was targeting chub and dace.

“Using a 2lb bottom and size 20 hook, I’d caught a few chublets before the float buried and I hit into what I thought was a snag. But then the snag started moving, going upstream and taking 20 yards of line!

“I managed to stop it, and thought it was a big trout or a pike, but when it eventually surfaced I saw that it was a big barbel!

“Loosening the drag off, I played the fish carefully before it came to the net. Weighing 10lb exactly, it’s the fish of a lifetime for me and one I don’t think I’ll ever forget.”

Daniel Bellfield – 10lb barbel
Daniel Bellfield – 10lb barbel
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