River Trent produces stunning 14lb 2oz barbel

The opening of the river season was a resounding success for Aaron Yosuf, who banked a 20lb carp and three double-figure barbel – with this stunning 14lb 2oz example topping the lot.

 The 39-year-old caught all four fish during a 12-hour session on a fast-flowing stretch of the River Trent near Nottingham. Baiting up with grub and shrimp-flavoured boilies, it only took around half-an-hour before Aaron’s quivertip dipped over, resulting in a mammoth 26lb mirror carp.

He also took barbel to 12lb and 10lb 1oz in a superb start to the river season.