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UK Record 9-5-0

Habitat

Barbel are found in rivers, they like fast flowing water that has a gravely bottom. They thrive in clean rivers with high oxygen levels

How to catch them

Float or ledger work well for Barbel, but on big rivers a ledger / feeder is a must

What bait to use

Hempseed will get them into your swim, then use meat, maggot, sweetcorn or boillies on the hook.

Tackle

You will need strong tacke similar to Carp tackle, hook a 10lb Barbel in a fast flowing river and you have a fight on your hands



UK Record 0-4-9

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UK Record 22-11-0

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UK Record 3-4-0

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UK Record 68-1-0

Habitat

Still waters mostly but they are caught in rivers and canals

How to catch them

In small lakes and ponds floats will be your choice, in larger waters then you need to ledger if you want to cast any distance. Strong stout tackle is a must for Carp as they can fight hard.

What bait to use

Carp will take many different baits, they like bread in the form of crust floating on the surface in the warmer weather. If you chuck a piece of crust into the margins near you it will be an indecator as to when they have moved into your spot, because you will see and hear them sucking at the bread. maggots, boilies, luncheon meat, worms, sweetcorn all work.

Tackle

Carp tackle is strong, they will fight hard. Many waters insist you use a line of 12-15lb braking strain minimum. A large carp will need all of a 15lb line. The UK record stands at 68lb, so if you know there are large carp at your fishing venue then you might want to go bigger, just saying......

UK Record 62-0-0

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UK Record 9-5-0

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UK Record 4-10-0

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UK Record 1-5-2

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UK Record 11-2-0

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UK Record 44-8-0

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UK Record 0-5-0

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UK Record 0-0-13.5

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UK Record 8-5-0

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UK Record 6-3-0

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UK Record 46-13-0

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UK Record 4-4-0

Habitat

You can find Roach in stillwater and running waters, they will servive almost anywhere although they do best in lakes and ponds.

How to catch them

They are mostly bottom feeders but on occasions can be caught at any depth. Float or ledger will catch them but float fishing for Roach with light tackle and a small hook is the way to go.

What bait to use

Roach love hempseed, so use this to attract them into your swim, then use a single maggot on a small hook. They will also take bread, cheese paste, sweetcorn and casters.

Tackle

A 1lb roach is a nice fish, few anglers will ever catch a 2lb roach, so light tackle (pole or rod) will do fine

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UK Record 4-10-0

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UK Record 15-3-6

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UK Record Fish

Barbel
21-1- 0
Great Ouse, Beds
2006

Bleak
0-4-9
River Lark Cambridgeshire 1998

Bream - common
22-11-0
Ferry Lagoon, Cambridgeshire, 2012

Bream - silver
3-4-0
Mill Farm, Pullborough Sussex 2012

Crucian Carp
4-10-0
Johnsons Lake, Surrey
2015

Catfish
62-0-0
Withy Pool, Beds
1997

Carp
Mirror-Common-Leather
68-1-0
Cranwells Lake, Berks
2016

Chub
9-5-0
Southern Stillwater
2007

Dace
1-5-2
River Weir Co Durham
2002

Eel
11-2-0
Kingfisher Lake, Hants
1978

Goldfish
5-11-8
Stillwater pond Surrey
1994

Grass Carp
44-8-0
Horton Church Lake
Berks, 2006

Gudgeon
0-5-0
River Nadder, Wilts
1990

Minnow
0-0-13.5
Whitworth Lake, Durham
1998

Orfe (golden)
8-5-0
Lymm Vale, Cheshire
2000

Perch
6-3-0
Stream Valley Lakes
E Sussex 2011
Wilstone Reservoir
Herts 2012

Pike
46-13-0
Llandegredd Reservoir,
S. Wales 1992

Roach
4-4-0
Sillwater, N. Ireland
2006

Rudd
4-10-0
Freshwater lake,
N. Ireland 2001

Ruff
0-5-4
West View Farm
Cumbria, 1980

Tench
15-3-6
Sheepwalk Big Pit
Middlesex 2001

Zander
21-5-0
River Severn 2007