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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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Nigel Rance, of Haughton, fished identical tactics in second place for his 24lb 3oz of dace and barbel.
While everyone has their favourite swims when seeking barbel, this can sometimes prove to be a mistake.
Four barbel and a chub totalling 32lb 5oz ensured top spot for Steve Beckwith during the Ripon match where Chester-le-Street angler Graeme Skirrey came third.
I would use a big waggler or a big stick straight down the middle for chub roach and barbel, offering maggot and caster.
German-born Barbel said: "The scientists are quite correct.
THE River Anker has turned up a superb 12lb 4oz barbel and a 5lb 8oz chub in the same session.
Tom Harris, from Pontypool, also had good barbel, perch, roach and carp in his 80lb bag on sweetcorn and maggots.
River barbel specialist Andy Hart, who has had barbel to 16lb 2oz from the river, confirmed that were the weight verified, Robert's fish beat's the existing record of 16lb 4oz banked by Gavin Heritage.
Prospects are excellent and there have been a number of reports showing good sport with chub, dace, roach and barbel to 8lb.
Stockton specimen hunter Richard Harris hit a new high with this cracking 12lb 7oz Tees barbel.
The truly remarkable year for huge barbel is continuing unabated with no fewer than five of the country's rivers producing record breaking specimens during the past month.
Barbel are more and more popular and this week, leading Barbel angler Trefor West is giving a talk about the species on Thursday night at Wetherby Social Club.