Huge Thames Barbel For Neil

Ten minutes was all that Neil Wayte needed to bank this huge 16lb 4oz barbel from the River Thames.

The London-based specialist fished a small pva bag full of crushed MAD Baits Pandemic boilies and presented a dumbell of the same variety over the top.

It was a fish that provided the only bite of the session and picked up his bait that was cast out over a patch of gravel three-rod lengths from the bank.