Targeting a moody stretch of the River Loddon, Mark's efforts were rewarded with this fine 15lb 2oz specimen, a real chunk for the southern waterway.
“Having lightly fed the swim, I cast a paste-wrapped and hardened dumbell boilie into position and, within 20 minutes, I received an indication that fish were around when I landed a chub that had eyes bigger than
its belly!" he told us.
“The fight was extreme, but I managed to bully the fish out of some reeds and safely away from low-hanging snags. By the time I landed it, I think I was the more exhausted! My reward was a wonderful barbel."
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