River Clyde barbel

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River Clyde barbel

Post by Ian » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:22 am

I don’t know much about barbel,apart from them being flamin hard to catch from the clyde.can anyone estimate the weight?
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Snape » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:17 am

I'd go with about 9lb'ish
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:10 am

I go much lower and say about seven. But, knowing salmon anglers, it will be reported as being fourteen pounds which is what I've heard time and time again from the salmon guys on the Wye :roll:

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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Bob Brookes » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 am

A supersonic 7, they feel like a 14 the way they fight.
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by NiceRoach » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:36 pm

Some species look bigger than they weigh.

I've had huge looking carp that weighed a disappointing 7Lb - 8Lb :tea:
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Santiago » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:57 pm

I would go with 7lb, their best fighting weight.
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Stour Otter » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:11 pm

What is interesting is that it looks like it was caught (bottom right hand corner) on a Flying Condom!
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Paul D » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:15 pm

love his beard :Hat: a fine fish whatever the weight
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Snape » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:06 pm

I forgot to add.
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Re: River Clyde barbel

Post by Ian » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:27 pm

Yes this fish was caught by a salmon angler and he has more whiskers than the fish.a few seem to fall to salmon guys each year.i take it they must be prone to eating minnows,because too many have been caught on spinners by the salmon anglers.
I’ve never saw one in the flesh,but I would have guessed about 6 or 7lb.a small one for the clyde.
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