Double Figure Barbel Challenge. Updated 14th March 2022.

 

 I have decided to attempt to cross the length and breadth of the country in search of a double figure Barbel from 40 of our counties rivers where they are present, the list will include titans such as the Thames, Trent, Hants Avon and the Severn but then much lesser rivers will also be on the radar. 

 The list is taken from the BFW home page and I know a couple of those records aren't up to date but still registered as doubles, so that is fine with me as this challenge isn't to break any river records, it is simply to register a 10lb+ specimen off of each of the below rivers.

 Rivers target counter: 13 out of 40.

 The list I am working towards is as follows;

 1: Anker - 

 2: Arun (Sussex) - 

 3: Avon (Bristol) - 

4: Avon (Hants) - 14lb 6oz ( 12/09/12 )

5: Avon (Warks) - 12lb 6oz ( 05/03/22 )

 6: Blackwater (Berks) -    

7: Colne - 11lb 7oz ( 09/07/21 )


8: Coppermill Stream - 5lbs

9: Dearne - 

10: Derwent - 13lb 13oz (28/08/21)

 11: Don - 

 12: Dove - 

 13: Great Ouse - 

 14: Goyt -  

15: Ivel - 10lb 14oz (26/09/2021)

 16: Itchen - 

 17: Kennet - 

18: Lea - 10lb 5oz (28/12/2021)

 19: Loddon - 

20: Medway - 13lb 9oz ( 22/07/2021 )

 21: Mersey - 

22: Mole - 12lb 10oz (05/08/2021)

23: Nene - 8lb 7oz (18/09/2021)


 24: Ouse (Sussex) - 15lb 12oz PB ( 25/10/2020 )

 25: Ribble - 

 26: Rother (Sussex) -  

 27: Severn - 

 28: Soar -

29: Stour (Dorset) - 9lb 9oz (17/06/2017)

 30: Stour (Kent) - 

 31: Swale -

 32: Taff - 

33: Thames - 11lb 9oz ( 29/01/2013 )


34: Trent - 13lb 9oz ( 31/10/2020 )


35: Wandle - 13lb 12oz ( 21/12/2013 )

 36: Wensum -

37: Wey - 10lb 4oz ( 13/03/2022 )

38: Wharfe - 

 39: Wye -

 Number 40 will be decided once I get closer to my target, something of a wildcard.

2 comments:

  1. There are Wensum barbel, incredibly some small ones so there must be some mature fish left......

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    1. I would love to think so. It’s a river I feel is kept very close to peoples chests and not much gets let out.

      Could there be a few doubles in there? I wouldn’t bet against it, but feel that it maybe one of those rivers that’ll be out of my reach in terms of what is needed to be put in. Not that I’m shy of a challenge I just know my capabilities and feel this one could just be beyond me unfortunately. But you never know in angling!

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