Eighth double figure barbel of the year for Thomas Finney

This 15lb 4oz barbel is Thomas Finney’s eighth double figure specimen of the year from the River Ouse.

The Bedfordshire-based 23-year-old adopted his usual roving approach and after blanking in several swims he found a spot with two submerged trees and dropped a baited rig alongside one of them.

He said: “Around 20 minutes had passed and I was on my phone when the rod was nearly pulled off the rest. I jumped out of my chair and lost my footing on the steep slippery bank and slid down but managed to grab my rod in the process! The fish did its best to find sanctuary in the trees but thankfully I was able to safely steer it towards the net.”

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