Monster Thames barbel is a new PB

17lb-plus specimen taken on 'social' session

Monster Thames barbel is a new PB

by Angling Times |

AFTER a successful start to the season targeting chub on the Thames, Simon Baker turned his attention towards the river’s barbel and got off to a flyer with this 17lb 3oz cracker.

Arriving for a ‘social’ with a good friend, he fed half a jar of hemp and 1kg of broken boilies with a bait dropper before letting the swim rest for a few hours.

An hour after casting out he had a few line bites, and soon after that his left-hand rod was away with an 11lb fish. After recasting with a homemade boilie, he then had a take on his other rod.

When the fish finally popped up, Simon knew it was special, and slid the net under a new PB for the London angler.

Simon Baker - 17lb 3oz barbel
Simon Baker - 17lb 3oz barbel
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