Long to Trent delivers monster barbel!

The long trip from the Scottish borders to the banks of the River Trent paid off for Colin Douglas when he landed a monster 18lb 1oz barbel.

Remarkably, it was his first-ever double and came in a brilliant 48-hour session that also included two 13-pounders and one of 12lb, together with a number of chub.

Colin used Denham Baits gear, feeding broken in half 18mm Kranberry Enzyme boilies with trout pellets into his swim and fished hardened dumbbell hookers on the hair.