Bait boss’s big barbel

Barbel angler Richard Easom has cracked the code to success on the River Trent with a trio of fish to 13lb 2oz.

The Three Foot Twitch Baits boss has landed numerous double-figure specimens from the river this season, and used a 14mm Dubby boilie to add to that tally last week.

An open-end feeder packed with pellets helped draw the fish in and bites were soon forthcoming, with barbel of 11lb 8oz and 10lb 6oz coming to the net before the biggest fish of the session was fooled.

His winning rig was made up of 12lb mainline and a 10lb braided hooklength to a size 10 hook.