HEAVY LIFTING Barbel
. That's the fish, not the gym equipment
The Hampshire Avon barbel
record has been broken by a 15lb 7oz specimen.
"It's brilliant that I've found an exercise I love, and weekly hula-hooping classes have helped me slim down at the same time," says Barbel
Lips fleshy and slightly fimbriated, the less developed rictal fold extending to the bases of maxillary barbel
on both sides; oral teeth small and villiform, premaxillary teeth in a single broad band, with a very shallow incision in the middle of the posterior edge, but no separation gap in the midline, dentary teeth in one narrow crescent band with a very narrow gap in the midline (Fig.
2b); milky-white patches at the base of last pectoral-fin ray and on the inner posterior margin of skin flap connecting maxillary barbel
; basal portion of first ray and last ray of the pelvic-fin pale yellow, distal portion of adipose-fin pale yellow, more pronouncedly at anterior portion and posterior end of adipose-fin, dorsal and ventral margin of caudal fin yellowish and distal tip of pair fins yellowish with reddish patches in pectoral fin.
Float fishing caster and feeding casters and bits of luncheon meat, he had caught a few dace when the barbel
accepted his double caster offering and tore off at speed.
"I defy you to see where the wig begins and my real hair blends in." Barbel
's biggest calling card to date, however, has been the talk show host Wendy Williams, a walking exclamation point and devout wig fanatic -- or "wiggie" as she proudly calls herself.
"That was the best day's barbel
fishing of my life," said Julian, who also had a rod out for zander on which he caught two double figure river pike.
Diagnosis: A species of Peristedion with very short (12.1-18.2% in head length) and widely spaced rostral exsertions; pericranial rim terminating in a right-angled flange; rostral and nasal spines present from juveniles to adults; gill rakers 5-9+27-31, total 33-40 and length of filamentous barbel
31.8-44.2% of head length.
He drew peg four, where he fished with a method feeder and pellet baits for a mixed net of carp and barbel
Fishing just a top 2 close in he landed carp up to 7lb on the Pleasure and caught plenty of barbel
on the Match Lake.
SLAITHWAITE angler Barry Smith, who has been a regular visitor to the North Yorkshire rivers for more than 30 years, recently achieved his long-standing ambition to catch a double-figure barbel