An 18ins-deep river produced this surprise double-figure barbel for Chris Long.
The Worksop angler caught it from the River Ryton, a tributary of the Idle, in Nottinghamshire.
“The river is 8ft wide and 18ins deep at best,” said the 36-year-old. “I’ve fished it for years and had fantastic results with 5lb-plus chub, but my recent outing resulted in two barbel – one of them being 10lb 2oz.
“I have since been back and have spotted more than 20 barbel, chub, and pike.”
Chris used maggots held on the bottom with 3 SSG splitshot.