This stunning 14lb 6oz barbel was landed by Korum's Rob Thompson on his first session for a while, following a manic spell at work. What a way to start the festive fishing season!

The impressive fish fell for a small sprinkle of Sonubaits hemp and pellet, with a Spicy Sausage Oozing Peller over the top.

"A red hand gang special," laughs Rob. "It's weird, when you have a spell when you can't fish for a while, the number of times it comes good on that first trip back is uncanny!"

"Work has been crazy. It's bloody lovely to finally finish and pull a crafty one out of the bag on my first day off."

Rob used Korum 1.75lb rods, Neoteric reels loaded with 12lb Feeder Line. His rig was made up using Korum Barbel Line and a Large Running Rig Kit.

We're sure Rob will catch a few more mighty specimens this Christmas! Watch this space!