Snap decision leads to 15lb 13oz Trent barbel

A chance session resulted in a new pb for Paul Shaw – this 15lb 13oz barbel.

The 49-year-old Nottingham rod made a snap decision to visit the Pride of Derby AC stretch of the River Trent at Sawley but he was glad he did after breaking his previous best by 5oz. Paul tempted the fish on a homemade boilie he first developed back in the 1980s.

This was hair-rigged to a size 7 Fox long shank hook tied to a small length of Korda Camo hooklink.