Neglected Trent stretch yields 15lb barbel

Targeting an untapped area of the River Trent paid dividends for big-fish man Richard Easom when he banked this 15lb 7oz barbel.

The Three Foot Twitch Specialist Baits owner decided to shun the more popular areas of the waterway and make the long walk to a swim which had barely seen an angler.

After prebaiting with red rapeseed for two days, the 36-year-old finally cast a PVA bag of crushed boilies and pellets over the top.

With darkness arriving, his rod tip fell back as the giant specimen made off with his 16mm Three Foot Dubby boilie hookbait.