15lb barbel from Bedfordshire river

This 15lb barbel was caught by Thomas Finney during a session on a Bedfordshire river.

The catch came just a few days after the South African-born 23-year-old had landed a new personal best chub of 6lb 15oz from the same stretch.

Adopting a roving approach, Thomas positioned a lump of luncheon meat in the margins and following a powerful fight he beat his prize with the help of 12lb mainline and a size 6 Drennan Specimen Barbel hook.