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ALAN CORNWELL has had a fine run of barbel after blanking for the best part of two months.

The patience and hard work paid off when he netted this stunning 17 lb 1 oz barbel, known as Bullet Hole, from the River Dove, Derbyshire. And the holding spot has also yielded fish of 12 lb 6 oz, 12 lb 4 oz and 11 lb 2 oz using Frank Warwick Baits The Relish boilies.

Alan, 61, who offered said: ‘It nearly ripped my arm and gave an awesome fight. Though it only lasted five minutes it was a real battle of wits.’

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