Page last updated 28/03/2022

The current British barbel record was caught by Colin Smithson on 7th November 2019 weighing 21lb 2oz. The river has been kept quiet though it is know that it is a river in Sussex.

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

British barbel record

River

Weight (lb/oz)

Date Captured

Picture

History

Name of Angler

Aire

13.12

29th September 2021

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Gary Reardon

Anker (Staffs)

16.02

21st October 2020

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Adrian Busby 

Arun (Sussex)

13.08

November 2003

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Carl Holton

Arrow (Warwickshire)

12.02

October 2004

   

Mick Harris

Avon (Bristol)

17.05

3rd March 2020

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Dave Herrin

Avon (Hampshire)

19.11

13th March 2019

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Pete Reading

Avon (Warwickshire)

16.04

14th March 2007

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Gavin Heritage

Blackwater (Berks)

13.08

January 2014

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Pete Rolt

Bourne (Surrey)

12.00

13th March 2015

 

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Jay Phillips

Bure

15.04

August 2010

   

D Gladden

Calder

11.09

7th March 2015

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Greg Redmond

Cherwell (Oxon)

13.00

October 2002

   

Mick Coleman

Colne (Lancs)

11.02

January 2008

   

Dave Ouseley

Colne (Middlesex)

17.08

March 2014

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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

16.05

10th March 2020

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Liam Bishell

Derwent (Derbyshire)

17.04

31th July 2013

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Wayne Tooth

Derwent (Yorkshire)

13.05

19th August 2021

 

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Graham Scott

Don (Yorkshire)

14.09

29th January 2029

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Brad Hancock

Dove (Staffs)

18.06

October 2014

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Jim Ufton

Drapers Osiers Bed

7.02

August 2000

   

Jim Knight

Ember (Surrey)

9.12

January 2007

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Ash Stockbridge

Enborne

13.00

March 07

   

Martin Brennan

Evenlode

10.14

July 2006

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Steve Russell

Exe (Devon)

11.01

15th October 2011

 

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Simon Cooper

Frome (Somerset)

10.15

August 1995

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Andy Cowley

Goyt

14.08

December 2011

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Jerry Gleeson

Holybrook

13.04

October 2003

   

Trevor King

Hull (Yorkshire) ***

12.08

18th July 2006

   

Alan Reveley

Idle 11.05 21 August 2022 See picture   John Power

Ivel (Beds)

18.06

6th October 2012

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Richard Callf

Itchen

16.10

November 2017

 

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Terry Lathwell

Kennet (Berks)

19.05

October 2006

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Duncan Kellett

Lea

19.14

8th March 2022

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Stuart Biggs

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

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Huw James

Mease (Staffs)

13.00

November 1996

   

Phil Hart

Medway (Kent)

16.02

June 1994

   

Pete Woodhouse

Mersey

12.15

26th September 2019

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Mark Roberts

Mole (Surrey)

15.06

March 2008

   

Jim Rowe

Nene (Northants)

19.04

25th August 2016

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Gary Johnson

Nidd (Yorkshire)

12.02

5th August 2016

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Michelle Thompson

(Great) Ouse

21.01

November 2006

   

Grahame King

Ouse (Sussex)

16.06

14th March 2017

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Jeremy Hulbert

Ouse (Yorkshire)

13.07

11th August 2021

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Mark Jackson

uzel

14.10

November 2008

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Peter Jarvis

Potts Stream

13.08

October 1968

   

John Ginifer

Rib

9lb 10oz

2nd September 2020

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Philip Buckingham

Ribble (Lancs)

17.09

12th March 2022

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Jason Fawcett

Rother (Sussex)

16.12

9th January 2012

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David Chambers

Rother (South Yorkshire)

12.04

14th November 2008

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Dave Preston

St Patricks Stream

18.07

19th October 2017

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Paul Whiteing

Severn

16.11

31st October 2014

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Kevin Gittins

Soar (Leics)

13.10

October 2005

   

David Tongue

Sow (Staffs)

12.04

August 2006

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Stewart Bloor

Stour (Dorset)

18.01

January 2008

   

Dave Harman

Stour (Kent)

17.06

21st July 2011

 

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Iain McDonald

Stour (Suffolk)

11.07

July 2006

   

Jonathon Coote

Stour (Worcs)

8.04

13th March 2021

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Mathew Smith

Swale (Yorks)

14.01

September 2007

   

Ian Bedford

Taff (Wales)

17.02

7th October 2007

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Paul Stratford

Tame (Mersey)

11.14

8 March 2021

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Jerry Gleeson

Tame (Staffs)

14.08

14th November 2013

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Damien Jones

Tees

13.13

September 2009

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Daniel Watt

Teme

15.07

October 2006

   

John Churchill

Thame

16.14

18th December 2015

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Jason Smith

Thames

20.12

26th February 2019

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John Llewelyn

Trent

20.06

20/06/20

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Seweryn Kowalski

Ure (Yorks)

12.15

26th October 2017

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Danny Watt

Wandle

12.08

13th March 2012

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Anibal Peel

Wear (Durham)

13.01

August 2008

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Nick Jose

Welland (Lincs)

9.08

September 1966

   

Al Taylor

Wensum (Norfolk)

20.12

28th February 2008

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Mark Rylands

Wey (Surrey)

17.03

December 2008

 

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Andy Little

Wharfe (Yorks)

15.08

July 2007

   

Andrew Thomas

Windrush (Oxon)

11.09

June 1998

   

Danny Empson

Witham (Lincs)

13.05

July 2009

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Martin Barnatt

Wye

14.12

7th September 2019

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Kevin Clark

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

   

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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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