Barbel (Barbus barbus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); CYPRINIDAE FAMILY; also called barbe, bambet, barben, barbillon
Barbel are a long, round-bodied fish that possess a long head and pointed snout. As the name implies, they have four barbells: two near the tip of the snout and a pair near the corner of the jaw. Coloration can be variable, but is typically brown or grey-green along the back and the pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are green with reddish bases. Barbel are found throughout Europe, where they are very popular with freshwater anglers. Some scientists acknowledge the existence of several subspecies in the Iberian a... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz)
St. Patrick's Stream, Bershire, United Kingdom
29-Dec-2004
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.94 kg (8 lb 11 oz)
Holme Lacy, United Kingdom
21-Jun-2010
M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.74 kg (8 lb 4 oz)
Holme Lacy, United Kingdom
23-Jun-2010
M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.40 kg (7 lb 8 oz)
Holme Lacy, United Kingdom
20-Jun-2011
M-04 kg (8 lb) (tie)
3.79 kg (8 lb 5 oz)
Drava River, Austria
23-Oct-2013
M-04 kg (8 lb) (tie)
3.82 kg (8 lb 6 oz)
Drava River, Austria
24-Oct-2013
M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.77 kg (8 lb 5 oz)
Holme Lacy, United Kingdom
23-Jun-2010
M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.38 kg (9 lb 10 oz)
Drau River, Villach, Austria
15-Apr-2016
M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.25 kg (9 lb 6 oz)
Main River, Germany
15-Oct-2017
M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.36 kg (3 lb 0 oz)
Po River, Cremonia, Italy
13-Dec-2013
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.23 kg (7 lb 2 oz)
River Wye, Hereford, United Kingdom
06-Oct-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.69 kg (8 lb 2 oz)
River Wye, Hereford, United Kingdom
19-Jun-2015
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.15 kg (6 lb 15 oz)
River Wye, Hereford, United Kingdom
19-Jun-2015
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb) (tie)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
River Wye, Hereford, United Kingdom
07-Oct-2015
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
River Wye, Hereford, United Kingdom
07-Oct-2015
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)
River Tauber, Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
03-Oct-2007
M-Smallfry
1.13 kg (2 lb 8 oz)
Grande Creuse, France
07-Aug-2016

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