Page last updated 09/09/2018

This page lists all barbel river records that have been validated and witnessed and listed as the official record for each UK river.

River
Weight
(lb/oz)
Date
Captured
Picture
History
Name
of Angler
Aire
9.00
8th August 2013
David Smith
Anker
(Staffs)
15.14
4th January 2013
John Turner
Arun
(Sussex)
13.08
November 2003
Carl Holton
Arrow
(Warwickshire)
12.02
October 2004
 
Mick Harris
Avon
(Bristol)
16.02
November 2006
Michael Smith

Avon
(Hampshire)

16.15
14th March 2016
Phil Nixon
Avon
(Warwickshire)
16.04
14th March 2007
Gavin Heritage
Blackwater
(Berks)
13.08
January 2014
Pete Rolt
Bourne
(Surrey)
12.00
13th March 2015
 

Jay Phillips

Bure
15.04
August 2010
   
D Gladden
Calder
11.09
7th March 2015
 
Greg Redmond
Cherwell
(Oxon)
13.00
October 2002
 
Mick Coleman
Colne
(Lancs)
11.02
January 2008
 
Dave Ouseley
Colne
(Middlesex)
17.08
March 2014
Terry Hearn
Coppermill
Stream
10.03
July 2006
 
Maurice Brown
Creedy
7.04
3rd September 2013
   
Neil Vaughan
Culm
9.15
August 2007
 
Samual Powell
Dane
(Cheshire)
14.04
August 1994
 
Phil Booth
Dearne
15.13
7th March 2017
Jonathon Frisby
Derwent
(Derbyshire)
17.04
31th July 2013
Wayne Tooth
Derwent
(Yorkshire)
13.02
1st August 2014

 

Steve Hill
Don
(Yorkshire)
13.11
4th July 2018
 See picture See history
Krzysztof Barczakaul
ove
(Staffs)
18.06
October 2014
Jim Ufton

Drapers
Osiers Bed

7.02
August 2000
 
Jim Knight
Ember
(Surrey)
9.12
January 2007
Ash Stockbridge
Enborne
13.00
March 07
 
Martin Brennan
Evenlode
10.14
July 2006
Steve Russell
Exe
(Devon)
11.01
15th October 2011
 
Simon Cooper
Frome
(Somerset)
10.15
August 1995
Andy Cowley
Goyt
14.08
December 2011
Jerry Gleeson
Holybrook
13.04
October 2003
 
Trevor King
Hull
(Yorkshire) ***
12.08
18th July 2006
Alan Reveley
Ivel
(Beds)
18.06
6th October 2012
Richard Callf
Itchen
16.10
November 2017
Terry Lathwell
Kennet
(Berks)
19.05
October 2006
Duncan Kellett
Lea
17.08
 ebruary 2011
Laurence Mason
Leam
(Warks)
11.09
March 2000
 
Trevor Kedney
Loddon
(Berks)
19.02
February 2008
 
Steve Fantauzzi
Lugg
(Herefore)
10.08
July 1999
 
Darren Godall
Marden
10.12
12th October 2005
Huw James
Mease
(Staffs)
13.00
November 1996
 
Phil Hart
Medway
(Kent)
16.02
June 1994
 
Pete Woodhouse
Mersey
12.04
31 July 2018
See picture
Jerry Gleeson
Mole
(Surrey)
15.06
March 2008
Jim Rowe
Nene
(Northants)
19.04
25th August 2016
Gary Johnson
Nidd
(Yorkshire)
12.02
5th August 2016
Michelle Thompson
(Great)
Ouse
21.01
November 2006
 
Grahame King

Ouse (Sussex)
16.06
14th March 2017

 

Jeremy Hulbert
Ouse
(Yorkshire)
12.11
20th July 2007
Rob Parsons
Ouzel
14.10
November 2008

 

Peter Jarvis
Potts
Stream
13.08
October 1968
 
John Ginifer
Ribble
(Lancs)
15.15
13th January 2009
John Monaghan
Rother
(Sussex)
16.12
9th January 2012
David Chambers
Rother
(South Yorkshire)
12.04
14th November 2008
Dave Preston
St
Patricks Stream
18.07
19th October 2017
See history
Paul Whiteing
Severn
16.11
31st October 2014
Kevin Gittins
Soar
(Leics)
13.10
October 2005
David Tongue
Sow
(Staffs)
12.04
August 2006
Stewart Bloor
Stour
(Dorset)
18.01
January 2008
Dave Harman
Stour
(Kent)
17.06
21st July 2011
 
Iain McDonald
Stour
(Suffolk)
11.07
July 2006
 
Jonathon Coote
Stour
(Worcs)
7.09
13th November 2016
Robert Mitchell
Swale
(Yorks)
14.01
September 2007
Ian Bedford
Taff
(Wales)
17.02
7th October 2007
Paul Stratford
Tame
(Mersey)
10.02
18 August 2018
Steve Phythian
Tame
(Staffs)
14.08
14th November 2013
Damien Jones
Tees
13.13
September 2009
Daniel Watt
Teme
15.07
October 2006
 
John Churchill
Thame
16.14
18th December 2015
Jason Smith

Thames

18.02
November 2005
Guy Robb
Trent
19.04
October(?) 2007
Steven Short
Ure
(Yorks)
12.15
26th October 2017
Danny Watt
Wandle
12.08
13th March 2012
Anibal Peel
Wear
(Durham)
13.01
August 2008
Nick Jose
Welland
(Lincs)
9.08
September 1966
 
Al Taylor
Wensum
(Norfolk)
20.12
28th February 2008
Mark Rylands
Wey
(Surrey)
17.03
December 2008
 
Andy Little
Wharfe
(Yorks)
15.08
July 2007
 
Andrew Thomas
Windrush
(Oxon)
11.09
June 1998
 
Danny Empson
Witham
(Lincs)
13.05
July 2009
Martin Barnatt
Wye
14.09
July 2003
Mike Easton
Yare
(Norfolk)
10.01
January ouse2000
Chris Turnbull
     
**
Keith Wood equaled the Lea record October 2005
     
***
Darryl Davis equaled the Hull record in 12th March 2007
   
Denotes
current record
 

compiled by the Barbel Society in association with Barbel Fishing World.

Best barbel braces (best two fish with one calendar day)

 
River
Weight
(lb/oz)
Total
Date
Captured
Picture
Name
of Angler
1
Ouse (Great)
19.01
17.06
36.07
August 2005
 
Chris Binge
2
Wensum
18.06
16.14
35.04
4th Sept 2006
 
Chris Turnbull
3
Ouse (Great)
16.03
18.13
35.00
March 2007
 
Grahame King
4
Ouse (Great)
17.04
16.12
34.00
November 2006
 
Grahame King
5
Ouse (Great)
19.06 1/2
14.09
33.15 1/2
October 2001
 
Steve Curtin
6
Ouse (Great)
17-14
16-00
33.14
February 2008
 
Matthew Bodily
7
Ouse (Great)
17.00
16.08
33.08
August 2007
 
Graham King

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