Big Lower Severn barbel strikes ‘out of the blue’ – Mark Harridence

Rod hammers over after six blank hours

Big Lower Severn barbel strikes 'out of the blue' - Mark Harridence

by Angling Times |

“With conditions looking so favourable I decided on a trip to the Lower Severn – a bit of river that’s thrown up some huge barbel over the years.

“I fished a Squid Liver-flavoured Cocoon wrapped in matching paste, but after six hours without any sign of activity I was contemplating packing up.

“Out of the blue, the rod hammered over, and I connected with a fish that fought very well in the heavy flow. Enough to say, I was very relieved to slip the net under her!

“At 16lb 14oz it smashed my personal best by more than 2lb.”

Mark Harridence – 16lb 14oz barbel
Mark Harridence – 16lb 14oz barbel
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