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Barbel (Barbus barbus)

The Barbel lives predominantly on the bed of fast flowing rivers feeding on various bottom dwelling creatures; larger fish also catch crayfish, molluscs and small fish.
A powerful fighter, the Barbel is built for speed. With it's streamline body and large, deeply forked caudal fin, it has the ability and agility to present itself as a truly formidable opponent for any angler.
The Barbel has a noticeably long, low, cylindrical head and body, olive green to dark greyish blue back, lighter sides and a white belly. The sides of adult fish have a golden lustre whilst the young fish have dark spots and are sometimes mottled. It's mouth has four barbules and it's eyes are situated high up on it's head. The front ray of the dorsal fin is hard and thick with a clearly toothed edged for which care needs to be taken to prevent it snagging...
Fishomania 2020 Results
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122lb Norfolk catfish

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Not sure if this has been posted before, but this would be a surprise if not specifically targeted...

Part 4 of Fishing the Stick - On the Bank

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The series is progressing. This is the fourth one with casting, reel/line control, striking and playing fish.

Stick Float Fishing Part 4

Holding fish between fingers and thumb...
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Yeah, i know it's just me, but I don't like seeing anglers holding fish vertically like this. It looks painful to the fish.
I prefer to cradle it to distribute the weight.
ESP Onyx Compact reels x 3
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as new condition , been used for 2 48hr sessions (one unused) . boxed , spare spools and drags (quick drag and fine drag)
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