RAILWAY manager Liam Willis has been enjoying a great barbel campaign this year, but this 17lb 13oz Trent fish tops his catches.
Having targeted six different stretches, Liam’s caught numerous fish between 14lb and 16lb, but his most recent catch is a new PB, and fell to two 20mm boilies wrapped in paste fished over a bed of boilies, hemp, and pellets.
Initially, he thought he was into a small barbel as the fish shot across the river, stopping in the main flow. Here, it gave a strong fight, and when it neared the net, it powered off again.
Liam decided to get into the river to land the barbel, and although he was soaked and cold, he says it was ‘worth it’ for such a fish.