THIS 14 lb 10 oz River Lea barbel makes it doubles from 20 different rivers for West Midlands-based ace Phil Smith.

Phil was fishing the club consortium controlled Fishers Green stretch of the river where he was hoping to catch some chub, when he added another 10 lb-plusser to his lengthy list.

He nabbed the beard on a 10mm boilie on a hair rig with a size 16 Pallatrax The Hook.

For Phil’s full account, stunning catch picture and a list of his river bests read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.