Scott Dethick’s 15lb 15oz barbel

Scott Dethick’s only bite of the session accounted for this superb 15lb 15oz barbel.

It was a new personal best for the 26-year-old who targeted the far bank on his local river Trent with lead and boilie tactics.

“I played the fish for around 15 minutes and I could tell from the off that it was a big one,” Scott said.

“When I landed her I was over the moon to see it had topped my previous personal best of 15lb 9oz.”

Scott’s successful rig incorporated a 6oz lead, 2ft of braided line to a 15mm Krill boilie mounted on a size 6 E-S-P hook.