Lifelong dream achieved with double-figure barbel

A lifelong dream to catch a double-figure barbel was finally achieved for Jim Perrin after he landed three huge fish in the space of a week, including this superb 12lb 3oz specimen from Throop fishery.

Jim was given a guiding session with expert angler Kenny Parsons as a Christmas present last year and made full use of it when the pair recently headed to the famous stretch of the River Stour. Having already landed a fish of 12lb 2oz from the River Kennet just days before, Jim cast into a deep swim baited with boilies and hemp where he hooked the fish along with a number of smaller fish. Anyone interested in a guided session with Kenny should call: 07770 637300.