Long campaign pays off for monster Loddon barbel

Lisa Loveridge hits the jackpot with Southern river giant

Lisa Loveridge – 17lb 14oz barbel

by Angling Times |

The River Loddon has a history of big barbel, and Lisa Loveridge proved just why with this incredible 17lb 14oz barbel.

It’s the result of a long campaign for Lisa, who has put in the hours pre-baiting to catch this fish – one she’s been chasing all season.

“The first hour and a half was quiet, with no signs of activity,” Lisa told us,

“so I reset the rods with double 20mm boilie hookbaits and cast them out again.

“Shortly after, the right-hand rod tore off downstream, and I could instantly feel a very good-sized fish. She put up an incredible fight, but after a few lunges, she was mine.”

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