845898), Privacy & Cookies Policy | Privacy Settings | Terms & Conditions | Competition Terms & Conditions | Complaints. “We’re not trying to keep the fish to ourselves, as it can go to a number of different club waters, but we feel duty-bound, as responsible anglers, to protect it.”. Sew Kowalski and the new Trent record barbel of 20lb 6oz. The large freshwater fish, nicknamed the Big Lady and which was hugely popular with anglers, was seen to be dragged out of a river by a marauding otter that then tore its throat out and partially ate it. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. You need diversity in age, not just big fish.

The river has been kept quiet though it is know that it is a river in Sussex. Records correct at time of update 2019 All records on this page are published in good faith for information purposes only. He lived for fishing and was a National disabled fishing champion. I never expected it. “After an hour or so a big mirror carp rolled in front of me and sent up a sheet of bubbles from my spot. As much as anglers love to fish for large barbel, and even given them names, sooner or later they will die from disease, in a flood event or be eaten by an otter or other predator. In recent years, a prized 50lbs-plus carp worth about £8,000 was killed in an otter attack along with the country's previous biggest barbel, known as The Traveller, which weighed 21lbs. The fish fell to a hair rigged pellet on a size 10 hook on an 8lb hooklink attached to a Banjo feeder, a pattern which Colin believes holds bottom well on rivers. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141

We’re a non-profit organisation formed of individuals and families who share a common love of barbel fishing and angling in general.”, We’re a non-profit organisation formed of individuals who love barbel fishing, © 1962-2019 Bauer Media Group This page lists all barbel river records that have been validated and witnessed and listed as the official record for each UK … in my eyes the old barbel record was a bit of a given. British record barbel - the full story... Line Recycling Scheme scoops John Wilson Award →. It primarily records and releases jazz albums from UK artists. Great fish!”. Otters are one of the most protected animals in Europe. any fish from the big rivers .severn. He said: "We have lost our huge barbel, the Big Lady. The River Trent barbel record was smashed recently when a 20lb 6oz giant was landed by a Polish angler during a competition aimed at integrating foreign anglers with the UK fishing community. There was a problem. Six more large coarse fish from the same river, the Ivel in Bedfordshire, have also fallen victim to otter predation in the last three months. This wouldn't have occurred in the past when otters were more numerous and would have eaten some of the larger fish. Pete added: “It was a surprise to see the leap in weight from the previous 16 lb 15 oz river record, but 18 lb-plus fish have been rumoured but not advertised recently. but also most stretches now get hammerd for barbel. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No.
Colin continued: “I wouldn’t regard myself as a specimen hunter, but I have been fishing rivers for over 12 years.

Colin’s immense barbel overtakes Grahame King’s British record barbel, caught from the Great Ouse back in 2006, by just 1 oz. Critics say the conservation scheme was ill-thought out as there is not enough food in our waterways to sustain their booming numbers. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service, Registration Number 284675804. The record specimen weighed more than 20lbs and was believed to be the largest living barbel in UK waters. few good size barbel along all the Warwickshire Avon. the howard maddocks record was the last proper record in my eyes . He said: "The Environment Agency does not see the return of the otter as a cause for alarm or a major threat to fish numbers. “I try to fish three or four times a week, which gives me a chance of catching these wandering fish. WYE BARBEL RECORD goes! Colin, a 60-year-old retired air traffic engineer, shared details about the catch, as soon as it was accepted. In the last three months we have probably lost barbel over 14lbs. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, compiled by the Barbel Society in association with Barbel Fishing World. Eastbourne, East Sussex-based specimen angler Tony King said: “I was not surprised at all by this fish. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, THE BRITISH barbel record has been beaten following the capture of a 21lb 2oz giant.
Colin’s catch was photographed and weighed in the presence of other club members, before being released. “I can tell you that it lives in a big river system, and will be able to travel five miles away from where I caught it, so there’s lots of other club stretches that will have it at some point. Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Barbel. The gathering took place at the historic building in London Bridge just two days before a horrific terrorist attack by Usman Khan left two people dead and three injured. The UK Barbel record (21lb 2oz - 9.58kg) was landed by Colin Smithson from an undisclosed Sussex river in 2019. Grahame’s fish (21 lb 1 oz from the Great Ouse) had a long run.”. It has not resulted in fish being 'wiped out'. BA1 1UA.

", 'They might have this image of being a nice, fluffy creature but they are also a sleek killing machine, a bit like mink...', Big Lady in 2013 when it weighed 21lbs and was Britain's biggest barbel fish, 10 brilliant things to do outdoors in London during lockdown, picking off expensive, cumbersome fish like carp and barbel from fisheries and putting businesses in jeopardy. Hampshire Avon barbel potential. Sew Kowalski and the new Trent record barbel of 20lb 6oz The current British barbel record was caught by Colin Smithson on 7th November 2019 weighing 21lb 2oz. “On the afternoon that I caught it, the conditions were brilliant. Several fisheries have gone out of business in recent years because their fish stocks have been decimated by otter predation. Urban Bait boss nets new offers after Dragons' Den snub, The best head lamps: for camping, backpacking, hiking, trail running and other outdoor pursuits, How a 4-year-old hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail, Britain’s biggest pike – full story of 53 lb-plus sensation. One of our bailiffs saw it happen.

“It is usually just a privilege to be out fishing, and I don’t set myself any targets. Babel Label was founded in 1994 by Oliver Weindling. Colin’s immense barbel overtakes Grahame King’s British record barbel, caught from the Great Ouse back in 2006, by just 1 oz. Welcome to Advnture, the new home of AnglersMail.co.uk. Big names told the magazine of their surprise – and delight at the British record barbel having finally been beaten.

He said: “The tip went knock, knock, bang! Colin's record was verified by the BRFC (British Record Fish Committee) as being caught on the 7th of November on a Sussex river.

It’s an incredible creature and I’m a very happy man – my Mount Everest has been climbed.”. When I finally got it to the surface I could only see its back, and at first I thought ‘Wow, it’s actually a common carp!”, “Things then got scary when it snagged me under the bank. See also. Coppied from Record fish committee website Colin Smithson’s Barbel (Barbus barbus) was ratified at 21lb 2oz, to overtake Grahame King’s 2006 Great Ouse record by just one ounce. Colin’s fish was caught from a Sussex river on 7th November 2019.

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