River Trent barbel at 13lb

The River Trent is the hotspot for barbel this summer and Jamie Newton took advantage when a session on the prolific water resulted in this fine 13lb specimen.

The 16-year-old, Stotabaits field-tester tempted the huge fish on two hair-rigged Gravel Grenade 14mm barrel boilies from a weir close to his Nottingham home.

Jamie’s set-up included a feeder of crushed boilies and hemp attached to 2ft of 12lb Korum hooklink and a size 10 Martin Bowler Drennan hook.