TIM GAWLER had been after a double-figure barbel all season and managed not one but two!

Targeting a Bedfordshire river, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire-based Tim kicked off with a 14 lb 3 oz specimen, blowing away his 8 lb 12 oz PB, only to follow it up with a 15 lb 9 oz monster.

Tim, 31, said: ‘So far this season I have endured many blank sessions whilst out trying to catch a double. On Friday my luck changed.’

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