Third 15lb Trent fish

Timing proved to be crucial for Yorkshireman Dean Herbert, when he landed this personal-best 15lb 12oz barbel.
The 38-year-old, from Pontefract, timed his 24-hour session on a tidal stretch of the River Trent until the venue was carrying extra water. The ploy worked a treat, as within a couple of hours of casting out a feeder filled with 6mm krill pellets, his rod tip was bouncing forward as the huge fish made off with his single 14mm hair-rigged pellet glugged in tuna oil. The specimen set a new personal best for Dean and is his third fish over 15lb from the stretch.