Stu Walker’s Gorgeous Barbel

Yorkshire’s Stuart Walker sent us this gorgeous photo of a 12lb 2oz Barbel caught from one of his local rivers recently, during low clear conditions.

Stu prepared a number of swims with bait, left them to rest and then fished them in rotation – taking Barbel on the first cast from 3 of the swims. He used a Drennan Oval Blockend feeder with a 4ft long Super Specialist Sink Braid hooklink with 2 small Ellips pellets glued onto the hair. All the fish were landed with the aid of a Daiwa Infinity Barbel 12ft 1.75lb rod and 12lb mainline.

For full details on the Heavy Oval Blockend Feeders as used by Stu, click here.

Stu starred in the excellent Caught In The Act DVD recently, click here to check out the trailer.