Want to catch a barbel like the one on our cover? We have a special feature full of top tips inside the magazine. And here are some bonus photos from the session that produced the cover catch.

OUR brilliant magazine this week has specialist Mark Fox on the cover with a 9 lb 1 oz barbel – and here we bring you some bonus “behind the scenes” photos.

You can see here how he did it, on the River Nene above Thrapston.

First Mark used a large baitdropper to feed the swim with a combination of hemp, pellets and some broken boilies.

The Northamptonshire angler then legered a new Frank Warwick Baits boilie over top of the particles using a PVA bag of pellets.

Mark didn’t just have the fit-looking fish on the Angler’s Mail front cover (issue cover-dated July 17)…he also caught seven more barbel. Good angling, we reckon!

Find out how to catch your first barbel, or how to catch more barbel, by reading this issue. And get Angler’s Mail mag every week for the sport’s best mix of news, advice and hotspots.





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