New personal-best barbel on a boilie

In-form specimen angler Chris Mutton increased his barbel personal best for the third time this season when he took this 13lb 3oz fish from the Warwickshire Avon.

After selecting to fish a renowned swim on a stretch close to his Coventry home, he cast out a feeder  filled with a mixture of pellets and groundbait in conjunction with a 3 Foot Twitch Flaming Sizzle boilie.

“This is my 12th double of the season and it beats my previous best by 2oz. I’ve done a lot of short sessions in recent weeks and this approach has definitely paid off,” explained Chris.