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barbel:

see carpcarp,
hardy freshwater fish, Cyprinus carpio, the largest member of the minnow family; it is also known as the common carp. A native of Black, Caspian, and Aral sea basins of Eurasia, the carp has been introduced widely elsewhere in the world and has become so well
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barbel

[′bär·bəl]
(vertebrate zoology)
A slender, tactile process near the mouth in certain fishes, such as catfishes.
Any European fresh-water fish in the genus Barbus.

barbel

1. any of several slender tactile spines or bristles that hang from the jaws of certain fishes, such as the catfish and carp
2. any of several European cyprinid fishes of the genus Barbus, esp B. barbus, that resemble the carp but have a longer body and pointed snout
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Using an Avon-style rod, Dave, from Romford, Essex, BARBEL DRAW: Dave and his fish baited his hook with luncheon meat and pretty soon hooked his very first barbel.
Nasal barbel distal tip not reaching anterior margin of orbit, maxillary barbel posterior margin with thin fringing skin flap, tip sharply pointed and extending beyond origin of 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.
After a morning of rigorous trials around North Inch park, close to her flat in Perth, Barbel finally plumped for the fantastic Micro White scooter - designed with 200mm wheels and a low footplate that helps to prevent back pain.
Barbel and Williams have since parted ways (Williams declined an interview request).
RIVER RIBBLE Barbel specimen hunters will be out in force in search of the river's monster fish of 12lb and more.
The record-breaking specimen fell to the Barbel Society member on a stretch of the Wharfe near Tadcaster and beats the previous record of 14lb 4oz set in November last year.
Jeff fished sweetcorn on the bottom and put together around 30lb of carp and barbel.
Caster, hemp and maggots with float tackle should pull in the chub and barbel.
Runner-up at Quatford peg 81 was Birmingham angler Paul Williams who also had a barbel catch scaling in at 26lb 14oz.
Barbel Wartenberg-Potter was born in 1943 and studied Germanistics and theology, graduating as a high school teacher.