Violent take from big barbel

Hampshire Avon giant gives captor a fright

by Angling Times |

A trip to the Hampshire Avon was fruitful for Gavin Barrett, who used a homemade boilie to bank this 16lb 7oz barbel.

Arriving mid-morning, Gavin caught a 7lb 7oz chub in the middle of the day, before moving into a swim he fancied for barbel.

“As the light started to fade, I had two single bleeps on the alarm before receiving an incredibly violent take” he told us.

“Even though I was poised and ready, it still made me jump out of my skin.”

Gavin Barrett – 16lb 7oz barbel
Gavin Barrett – 16lb 7oz barbel
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