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barbel

(bär′bəl)
n.
One of the slender, whiskerlike tactile organs extending from the head of certain fishes, such as catfishes. Also called barb1.
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The British Record Fish Committee has just confirmed Tony Gibson's 20lb 6oz barbel from the Ouse in Bedfordshire and Barry Davies' 39lb 8oz 15dr grass carp from Horton Church Lake, Sussex, as new British records.
It wasn't that long ago that barbel around 9lb to 11lb were quite rare on the water but I've seen with my own eyes that all this is changing.
Over Dinsdale, on the middle Tees, fished well for the NYSD Federation Teams of Six, and Pat Adams, of Northallerton, fished stick float and caster near the toll bridge to catch barbel to 6lb, plus chub and dace for a match-winning 25lb 9oz.
Why barbel keep getting bigger and bigger is the million dollar question?
It was an 8lb 6oz barbel that settled the honours during Thornaby AA's match on the Tees at Sockburn, the single fish deciding the match in favour of Bernie Powell.
If the Severn is running anything like normal after the recent monsoons, I would head for Bewdley looking for fastish water, using waggler and stick for barbel, chub and dace.
Balabala Barbel Emily Stanton under 10--Kyra & Riley Trophy Junior Biggest Barbel-- Parumpus 2 Amy Chowles Tex Stevens Trophy Youngest Junior to Weigh Funky Monkey Declan Maguire in a Barbel (3 Years Old) Position/Trophy Weight Winning Team--Seco Trophy 1st 30.
Video clips of Barbel Roerig - dubbed "Perth Scooter Gran" - attracted thousands of fans around the world last year when they were posted online.
The result was effectively decided by a 5lb barbel Pete landed right on the final whistle from peg 18 on the Bridge Pool.
Using pellets, worms and casters as bait they landed barbel to 7lb, carp to 11lb and perch to 4lb.