Andrew Hawksley’s Welsh Barbel

Andrew Hawksley

Thanks to Andrew Hawksley, who works at Garry Evans Fishing Tackle in Cardiff, for this super picture of a massive 14lb summer Barbel from the River Taff in Wales.

Andrew used a Fox FX Barbel rod to present a 2.5oz Heavy Blockend feeder on 10lb line, with a short, 2inch Flurocarbon hooklink and a size 14 Drennan Super Specialist Barbel hook.  Bait and feed was the classic Hemp and Caster!

For top advice and tackle contact Garry Evans (branches in Cardiff and Newport) here.

For full details on the famous Super Specialist Barbel hook pattern, click here.