British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

23 Dec

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019.

Colin Smithson's 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019.
Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019.

Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel from a Sussex river on November 7. He decided …Continue reading »

Barbel Society say that action is vital for the future of their favourite fish

17 May

FISHERIES and angling officials are likely to be in for tough questioning about the state of barbel stocks, and their future.

Barbel Society committee member Lawrence Breakspear, seen with a 13 lb 9 oz lower Severn giant, has aired his views.
Barbel Society committee member Lawrence Breakspear, seen with a 13 lb 9 oz lower Severn giant, has aired his views.

Barbel Society members are disgruntled by the perceived lack of action by the Environment Agency in addressing the continued decline …Continue reading »