The biggest authenticated barbel
ever to be caught from the River Thames has been banked at a weight of 15lb 2oz.
was a size 12 when she met and married her husband Michael aged 18, and being happy and content, she didn't think about the calories she consumed.
i, 16), and by the presence of a white spot at the base of last pectoral-fin ray and another white spot at the inner posterior margin of the skin flap connecting maxillary barbel
Having previously won matches with barbel
, Steve knew how to coax it to his net.
"People were asking all about her hair." Barbel
and Williams have since parted ways (Williams declined an interview request).
WORTH THE WEIGHT: Julian Davies used maggot feeder tactics to bag this doublefigure Warwickshire Avon barbel
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Perifacial rim terminating in acute-angled spine; rostral exsertions wider than interspace, often convergent; nasal spines weak or absent; chin and lip barbels
prominent; filamentous barbel
short, rarely reaching to eye (Fig.
In the sweepstake, Chris Smith (Birkenhead Centre) weighed in with 70lb 4oz of carp and barbel
, using maggot and pellet on a method feeder.
Jeff fished sweetcorn on the bottom and put together around 30lb of carp and barbel
. Marc Ward also enjoyed an afternoon on peg 7 on the Match Lake.
Realising the size of the barbel
, Barry nervously asked his companion to carry out the weight and tell him that result.
Former international Jan Porter remains a big fan of the Trent and reckons there is every chance of decent sport around Gunthorpe and Stoke Bardolph with bream, chub and barbel
being the main targets.
The new Birmingham AA champion is Cradley Heath Labour member Pete Hill who, at Trimpley along the River Severn won the Annual Rivers championship title at peg 125 at the bottom end with a catch of barbel
weighing 44lb 4oz.