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Fish of the Month for November 2012

Discussion in 'Barbel Talk' started by Andy Frances, May 10, 2013.


Please vote for your favourite:

Poll closed May 17, 2013.
  1. Nene - 17lb 8oz

    28 vote(s)
  2. Dorset Stour - 14lb 12oz

    21 vote(s)
  3. Warks Avon - 13lb 10oz

    3 vote(s)
  4. Colne - 15lb 5oz

    3 vote(s)
  5. Tame - 14lb 8oz (RR)

    8 vote(s)
  1. Andy Frances

    Andy Frances Administrator

    Hi everyone,

    Here are the nominations for the November 2012 Fish of the Month competition sponsored by Pallatrax.

    Don't forget to add the weight of your fish to your gallery entries to ensure they're eligible for the competition. I don't include fish stated simply as 'double', even though they're obviously potential winners.

    Many thanks to Pallatrax who offer a fantastic prize to the winner every month.

    Nene - 17lb 8oz

    Dorset Stour - 14lb 12oz

    Warks Avon - 13lb 10oz

    Colne - 15lb 5oz

    Tame - 14lb 8oz (RR)
  2. Paul Hamer

    Paul Hamer Senior Member

    Dorset Stour for me, nice daytime caught fish;) All cracking fish tho;)
  3. Bill Walford

    Bill Walford Senior Member

    mmmmmmm....:) I always wonder what we vote for here as fish of month !
    Biggest fish, best looking fish, biggest smile, daylight or dark caught, longest barbules or just best wow factor....my vote, 'cos it ticks more than one of my boxes, goes to...........The Stour beauty.......well done all others..:)
  4. David Potter

    David Potter Senior Member

    Daylight fish for me too !
  5. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Senior Member

    a 17 is a rare fish anywhere, and gets my vote, but if there was a beautiful photo competition, it would have to be the stour fish - lovely fish, and the photo really shows it off to it's best.

  6. Derek Funcks

    Derek Funcks Senior Member

    All fantastic fish.

    Warks Avon for me. well done that man.
    Last edited: May 14, 2013
  7. Chris Cheshire

    Chris Cheshire Senior Member

    i'm gonna plump for the Nene fish, what a whacker!
  8. Ash Gould

    Ash Gould Senior Member

    Is there no way that Decembers, Januarys, Februarys and Marchs could all be caught up on before the season starts? Get it back up and running in a more timely and relevant fashion as it were.

    As in, at the time of Nigels catch off the Nene it was thought of as one of the best barbel catches ever. Now, it is only just seen as better than a daytime fish!

    Normally I vote for junior members/youngsters as the freebies will mean alot more to them than the adults who have been entered. But in this instance Im intrigued as to why Nigels fish hasnt run away with it?
  9. Andy Frances

    Andy Frances Administrator

    I'm certainly hoping to catch up before the start of the season Ash.

    Point taken.


  10. Bill Walford

    Bill Walford Senior Member

    As I pointed out earlier, slightly tongue in cheek, we all have different ways of measuring the criteria for our vote. Yes, you're correct in saying that Nigels was the best catch of big Barbel of all time.(to date)..certainly beyond what I can ever expect to achieve or even dream about...But, I for one am judging what is before me and although it's a tremendous fish I don't feel that the picture is the most pleasing. I don't expect you to agree with me as I say we all have our own yardstick but I think that is why Nigel hasn't run away with it....there's many a politician however who would like a 9% lead in the poles!
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  11. Ash Gould

    Ash Gould Senior Member

    Oops, I wasnt meaning to criticise peoples differening opinions Bill, rather just pointing out that relevance can get lost when dealing with Novembers fishes in May of the next year. Anyway, Andy et al are on the case so its sorted!

  12. John Newman

    John Newman Senior Member

    Could it be two months in a row for fish from the Nene? That would be a big achievement from a river which is probably not the first one that comes to mind when thinking of barbel.

    Nigel has had a stunning season and he (and this fish) deserve to win.