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   Old Thread  #62 13 Dec 2018 at 5.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate, I was mega happy. Good perspective photo. Someone else's grubby foot, and an XL barbel mat, which it is filling.

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   Old Thread  #61 13 Dec 2018 at 3.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The sort of fish dreams are made of, what a kipper
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   Old Thread  #60 12 Dec 2018 at 10.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thank you all, it was an amazing fish on the bank, massive. At the time, it was the third biggest barbel ever reported from the Thames. There's been loads bigger caught since. The Thames is a bit different to all the other barbel rivers though. It will do the British record soon. The one that just done 20lb+, was 17lb+ when this was caught. I personally know, where five different fish over 18lb live now. But they are needles, in haystacks. Often one or two fish, in miles and miles of river.

It's very different to say the Loddon, or the Avon and the Stour.

In the Thames, you might have just one or two Barbel, in a five mile stretch, a five mile stretch that is 100 yards wide. That's extreme, but it's the case in some circumstances stock wise. Some stretches may have ten barbel in, in a three mile stretch. A well stocked stretch.

Whatever, it's mega low stock compared to other barbel rivers (before Otters), especially where the monsters are concerned. The further you get from Oxford, the less barbel there are. The Trent and Severn are full of them in comparison. The small barbel population of the Thames, has been given lots and lots of carp anglers bait over the last twenty years though. It will shock the fishing world with the size of the chub and barbel it does over the next few years. I've caught 8lb+ chub on carp gear, I'm pretty sure I caught one a lot bigger to one night, that I did not weigh because it was lashing down like stair rods, and i was half asleep still. That fish was immense. I should have weighed it just to know how big it was.
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   Old Thread  #59 11 Dec 2018 at 11.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Proper beast dont get them up this far North (England) rumoured to be in Scotland Clyde???, need to defo make an effort to fish for them
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   Old Thread  #58 11 Dec 2018 at 11.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair play bud. Nothing goes like a big barbel especially in deep water when they dive. Barbel notorious for disappearing only to return a few years later .
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   Old Thread  #57 11 Dec 2018 at 5.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cracking fish
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   Old Thread  #56 10 Dec 2018 at 9.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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18lb exactly. From the flooded Thames on the second last day of the season 2017 on a Darent Valley 1.25lb avon quiver, with a tiny Drennan match reel that held 90 yards of 12lb mono. I only had the brand spanking new rods out ten minutes, they still had the plastic and card, wrapped around the cork handles. I'd only been down to the spot four hours before and put in two kilo of spangled up meat and frozens into a slack I'd never fished before. It ragged me absolutely rotten, and I was very lucky to land it. At times it was total stale mate, I just could not move it in the flow with such a light rod. The rod was massively under gunned really. I was getting loads of liners after I caught it, but only stayed for two hours total as it was freezing ,and I was so blown away by that fish. Big mistake, they were gone the next day.

I found out later it's a well known fish, that had not been caught for five years, and was presumed long dead. It's named after some old blokes grand daughter, they caught it Xmas day many years ago at 14lb, which was massive then.

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   Old Thread  #55 10 Dec 2018 at 8.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What weight?? Looks 18 +
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   Old Thread  #54 10 Dec 2018 at 7.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice!
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   Old Thread  #53 10 Dec 2018 at 7.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There's nothing that exciting about me Tom. Sorry I disappointed you a bit mate
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   Old Thread  #52 10 Dec 2018 at 7.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #51 10 Dec 2018 at 7.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ahhh so itís you!! Not nearly as exciting as I was hoping

Lovely fish.
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   Old Thread  #50 10 Dec 2018 at 7.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #49 10 Dec 2018 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #48 11 Jun 2018 at 3.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bet you can't wait
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