Barbel number 1,500 - not a monster - but on floating crust on an afternoon when they were reluctant to come up for it.
A beautiful 4lb 3oz chub - my first over the four pound mark of the season - but I did see his big brother.
A 6lb 11oz barbel - who beached himself when I released him - had to take my shoes & socks off and wade across to free him!
And a recapture of the fat barbel - at 10lb 7oz she's lost almost half a pound - spawn bound? mutant? greedy? Still fought like stink!!
Right, must be time to track down a Thames barbel...
|• Barbel #1500||- July 2023|
|• Barbel #1000||- December 2020|
|• Barbel #500||- October 2017|
|• Barbel #1||- September 2010|