British barbel record rocked with biggest ever from the Thames

1 Apr

BAIT company boss John Llewellyn ended the river season in record style with this giant 20 lb 12 oz barbel – the heaviest ever from the Thames.

John Llewellyn came rocked the British barbel record with this 20 lb 12 oz heavyweight from the River Thames, caught soon before the 2018/19 river season ended.
John Llewellyn came rocked the British barbel record with this 20 lb 12 oz heavyweight from the River Thames, caught soon before the 2018/19 river season ended.

The Big Carp owner initially thought he’d smashed the 21 lb 1 oz British barbel record when he weighed the …Continue reading »

River Thames barbel scaling 19 lb 15 oz for man who returned to fishing after long break

15 Mar

RYAN PEVY only restarted fishing again this season and was so pleased that he did when he slid the net under this massive 19 lb 15 oz barbel.

Ryan Pevy's giant Thames barbel scaled 19 lb 15 oz. He was a winner in Angler's Mail's famous Fish of the Week, sponsored by Richworth.
Ryan Pevy’s giant Thames barbel scaled 19 lb 15 oz. He was a winner in Angler’s Mail’s famous Fish of the Week, sponsored by Richworth.

The huge Thames barbel came when Ryan tackled the middle reaches of the mighty river. The High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire-based ‘returner’ …Continue reading »

Double-figure barbel galore in two quick spells

11 Feb

TONY MAYHEW enjoyed an epic session when he smashed his barbel PB four times while matting nine fish including six stunning winter ‘doubles’.

Tony Mayhew got stuck into big River Trent barbel during a long session at Newark.
Tony Mayhew got stuck into big River Trent barbel during a long session at Newark.

The haul of big River Trent barbel came when Tony had a 60-hour session at Newark, Nottinghamshire. Littleborough, Greater Manchester-based …Continue reading »

Fish stocking is part of wider efforts to revive English rivers

15 Jan

A FISH stocking on one of Britain’s best barbel rivers could be key to improving angling action in the future.

Fish stocking projects are benefiting from the work at Calverton. Here Rowley DAS officials visit the famous Nottinghamshire fish farm to check on the barbel that have boosted the River Severn.
Fish stocking projects are benefiting from the work at Calverton. Here Rowley DAS officials visit the famous Nottinghamshire fish farm to check on the barbel that have boosted the River Severn.

Some 250 barbel went into a Rowley DAS stretch of the River Severn at Coalport in Shropshire. The introduction of …Continue reading »

Big barbel delight at social

7 Jan

THREE pals showed why the River Trent is the No.1 place to go for big barbel when they all notched specimens on their first session for the species.

Paul Barrett admires his 16 lb Trent barbel.
Paul Barrett admires his 16 lb Trent barbel.

Paul Barrett took the biggest fish of the pals’ 24-hour session with a 16 lb River Trent monster. Andrew Knight …Continue reading »