Chris Mutton caught his seventeenth double figure barbel of the season in the form of this 15lb 3oz specimen from the River Nene.
After enjoying a series of good result from his local Warwickshire Avon, the product quality technician decided to turn his attentions to the Northamptonshire waterway.
Due to the amount of snags in the swim he used a running groundbait feeder approach with 16lb mainline and a short 10ins 12lb Korum Mono hooklink attached to a size 10 Drennan Barbel hook. On to this he mounted a 3 Foot Twitch 14mm Flaming Further boilie which was cast to a nearside twitch.
“I received a vicious take and as soon as I hit it I knew it was a decent fish,” he said. “After a few hairy moments when she headed for the snags she was in the net.”