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Beautiful barbel!

Post by Leveller » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:39 pm

Fishing out the back of my new best friends back garden which overlooks the Cherwell and another rivers confluence  today,
So in effect I have two rivers to myself!
The rivers down here in Oxford are as low as ours up home but I have fished here before so I know at least their are lots of fish about,

I was after quality perch, I bought my worms down from stoke, these worms are pampered and huge, I also had some perch flavour attractor from Archie Braddock, so as far as I was concerned, the perch were in trouble!

I caught, a very welcome tiny and beautiful barbel, the smallest barbel in the world, first cast!
A huge snotty bream and lots of smaller ones, roach, dace, more barbel and Ronny crayfish,

Not a single perch went for any bait, but plenty attacked my stick float as I reeled it in, I should have got the spinner out really but I was determined to do stick fishing

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The reel is three and a half inch diameter to give an idea of scale

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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Mark » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Nice one Leveller, I love that picture, it's says it all.
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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:44 pm

Hi Leveller, I live very near the Cherwell in Oxfordshire, I don't suppose you are in a position to share the location of these lovely fish are you? Obviously a general idea rather than your friends address :Chuckle:
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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Leveller » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:53 pm

You have a pm

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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Dave Burr » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:05 pm

Its good to see the Cherwell has some young fish in it, the barbel population plummeted some time ago. Lovely picture.

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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Bumble » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:07 pm

Stunning
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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Julian » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:02 pm

Very nice :Thumb:
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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Snape » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Lovely baby barbel and good news for the Cherwell. :Thumb:
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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:54 am

My god...if I caught that I think I'd think I'd smashed the gudgeon record. What a little cutie, superb!!
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Re: Beautiful barbel!

Post by Estaban » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:14 pm

Lovely Baby Boris and a great photo

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