Mark Woodage and his 16lb 9oz Hampshire Avon barbel

by Angling Times |

WAITING for the right moment to lower in a rig paid off for Mark Woodage with the capture of this 16lb 9oz Hampshire Avon barbel.

The all-rounder had lain on his stomach for nearly an hour, observing three feeding barbel, before he braved setting a trap.

Mark added:

“I thought the barbel had spooked, but then I had an explosive bite.”

Mark’s Avon giant took a 14mm Big Squid dumbell.

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