Pristine 16lb 10oz Barbel For Andy

The River Trent’s seemingly endless stream of huge barbel continues this week with the capture of this superb 16lb 10oz specimen.

A home-made boilie was a winner for barbel fishing fanatic Andy Oxley, from Rotherham, when he fished a lower tidal reach of the ever-popular waterway.

It was a single 18 mm bait fished in conjunction with a 15lb fluorocarbon mainline, a hooklink made of the same material and a size 6 hook.