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Adrian Eves with his Kennet barbel of 12lb 3oz - not a bad way to open your river fishing season! Adrian Eves with his Kennet barbel of 12lb 3oz - not a bad way to open your river fishing season!

Adrian Eves opens his account on the Berkshire river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top specialist angler Adrian Eves has opened his account on the River Kennet with a terrific brace of fish in abysmal conditions. We leave it to Adrian to tell the story in his own words:


"It was my first trip of the season to the River Kennet and, not surprisingly, it was raining very hard! Given the conditions rather than roving about I decided to sit it out in one swim.


I used a bait dropper to get about a pint of Dynamite Baits’ garlic hemp and another pint of mixed pellets down the near side run, I then rested the swim for an hour before lowering a 10mm pellet hookbait with a PVA bag filled with pellets and some crushed boilies. I was using size 10 Kuro S2 hook with a 2ft Coretex hooklink and a 2oz Kling-on lead.


It was a fairly long wait before I had my first barbel, weighing in at 8lb 8oz. I then had to wait until just after dark before a savage take resulted in this skinny specimen of 12lb 3oz, a great start to my river season and it even stopped raining for the walk back to the car!"







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Comments (2 posted):

Rich P on 16/07/2012 12:11:09
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Interesting to read about who manufactured the hook and hooklink - NOT. Well done with the barbel, but really not interested in who sponsors you. Rich
Frank Elson on 16/07/2012 22:42:56
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I'm so pleased that it stopped raining on the way back to the car. Was this bloke paid for writing this handful of paragraphs ?


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