Perna Lands 15lb 15oz River Thames Barbel

A rainstorm of monsoon proportions failed to deter Adam Perna when he slipped the net under this personal best 15lb 15oz barbel.

The Blakes Baits sponsored, Oxfordshire angler fished a night session on a Southern waterway where he tempted his prize during a storm at 3 am using a Blakes 18mm Frank ‘N’ Indian boilie wrapped in paste.

The fish, which set a new best by 2lb, was taken on a semi-fixed combo-rig. He told AT: “Barbel have been a bit of a bogey fish for me in recent seasons so I was really glad to land this fish.”