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Not working tomorrow and it'll be piddling it down, usually i wouldn't bother but i'll be able to put my Daiwa Mission brolly through it's paces on a rising Trent or Derwent (Pride of Derby stretches)

Plan to fish the usual 2 barbel rods, but being daylight i'll probably fish one rod with a quiver tip and maggot on the hook as per East Stoke match and more recently, Hoveringham.

Looks like a bit 'o wind so i'll likely fish my preferred sheltered peg on the Derwent as long as some oik isn't plonked in there before me o_O



Looking forward to also try a new feeder mix, part crushed hemp and part crushed elips pellets to see how i get on :D

Hopefully i'll have some pics tomorrow even if i only catch some tiddlers (y)
 

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Tight lines wherever you go. I'd be out tomorrow but we have thunderstorms forecast here. Hopefully the low pressure gets them feeding for you.
 

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1st Derwent Barbel finally ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Now I actually have no idea how much it weighs ๐Ÿ˜†

In my excitement after resting the fish I weighed it in my landing net (handle detached) and it went 8.2, but was it lbs or KG? I didn't even notice ๐Ÿ˜. Empty net weighs 0.6kg wet BTW.

Only realised after I released the fish and went to weigh the empty net, turned the scales on and they started up in kg mode. So do I have a 16lb Barbel? Didn't feel that heavy tbh.

It's a new PB just no idea how much ๐Ÿ˜†
 

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Lovely looking river.

Doesnโ€™t the scales have a record feature where you can go back and check??
 

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If it helps the unhooking mat is 110cm long x 60cm wide, so 4ft x 2ft pretty much? :unsure:
 

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Boringly, I'm fairly confident that's pounds. A 16lb barbel is a properly heavy set fish. Here's a pretty typical one.
Den Willets 16lb 1oz Barbel | Drennan International
 

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Boringly, I'm fairly confident that's pounds. A 16lb barbel is a properly heavy set fish. Here's a pretty typical one.
Den Willets 16lb 1oz Barbel | Drennan International

Bloody hell that's a lump! Yeah mine probably only like 7lb6 then :D
 

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Weight/length charts are unreliable but this is the only output I could find on the web for barbel...

60cm = 2.27kg
61cm = 2.38kg
62cm = 2.50kg
63cm = 2.62kg
64cm = 2.75kg
65cm = 2.88kg
66cm = 3.02kg
67cm = 3.16kg
68cm = 3.30kg
69cm = 3.45kg
70cm = 3.60kg
71cm = 3.76kg
72cm = 3.92kg
73cm = 4.08kg
74cm = 4.25kg
75cm = 4.43kg
76cm = 4.61kg
77cm = 4.79kg
78cm = 4.98kg
79cm = 5.17kg
80cm = 5.37kg
81cm = 5.58kg
82cm = 5.79kg
83cm = 6.00kg
84cm = 6.22kg
85cm = 6.45kg
86cm = 6.68kg
87cm = 6.91kg
88cm = 7.15kg
89cm = 7.40kg
90cm = 7.65kg
91cm = 7.91kg
92cm = 8.17kg
93cm = 8.44kg
94cm = 8.72kg
95cm = 9.00kg

Based on the unhooking mat width the fish is less than 70cm so 7-8lbish rather than 16lbish :(, but well done on your first Derwent barbel (y).
 

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Was going to say I think youโ€™d be able to see the difference between 8lb and 16lb ๐Ÿ˜…

Very nice fish nonetheless though would be a PB for me as well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
 

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I'd like to say i'll hopefully be amongst the doubles this year but i'm working a lot of overtime atm including weekends to improve my personal situation so can't spend as much time on the bank as i'd like.
 

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1st Derwent Barbel finally ๐Ÿ™Œ

20210807_133410.jpg


Now I actually have no idea how much it weighs ๐Ÿ˜†

In my excitement after resting the fish I weighed it in my landing net (handle detached) and it went 8.2, but was it lbs or KG? I didn't even notice ๐Ÿ˜. Empty net weighs 0.6kg wet BTW.

Only realised after I released the fish and went to weigh the empty net, turned the scales on and they started up in kg mode. So do I have a 16lb Barbel? Didn't feel that heavy tbh.

It's a new PB just no idea how much ๐Ÿ˜†
Lovely fish well done ๐Ÿ‘
 

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Thatโ€™s a lovely looking swim, makes me want to get out fishing when I see surroundings like that. The Barbelโ€™s a cracker too, definitely around the 7 or 8lb mark, rather than 16lb. Any barbel is a creature of perfection, whatever the size. Well done!
 

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Think i need to take a machete or something next time i go to do some bank side gardening. There's a nice peg the next one along down stream but it's all overgrown with that himalayan balsam stuff, looks nice but a bloody nuisance.
 
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