A history of British barbel river records (created 09/09/08) – Last updated 23/09/2021

River Weight (lb/oz) Date Captured Picture Name of Angler
Aire Previous records
  6.15 19th September 2011 See picture Dalvinder Halawell
  6.03 14th August 2011 See picture Rob Halawell
  2.14 October 2010   Rob Halawell
Anker (Staffs) Previous records
  15.14 4th January 2013 See picture John Turner
  15.10 5th October 2012 See picture John Turner
  15.04 January 2012 See picture Phil Smith
  15.03 18th November 2011 See picture John Turner
  13.06 December 2007 See picture Peter Malys
Arun (Sussex) Previous records
  11.02 November 2003   Brian Ayling
Arrow (Warwickshire)        
         
Avon (Bristol) Previous records
  16.02 November 2006   Michael Smith
  15.09 1/2 1998 See picture Stuart Morgan

Avon (Hampshire) *

Previous record 
  16.15 14th March 2016 See picture Phil Nixon
  16.11 30th September 2010 See picture Ben Hutchinson
  16.08 January 2008 See picture Matt Day
  16.07 September 2005 See picture Leanne Jaynes
         
Avon (Warwickshire)        
         
Blackwater (Berks) Previous records
  11.12 October 2009   Alan Stagg
  11.04 August 1999   Bob Vince
Bourne (Surrey) Previous records
  10.06 December 2007   Virginia Rushmer
         
Cherwell (Oxon)        
         
Colne (Lancs)        
         
Colne (Middlesex) Previous records
  17.02 August 2008 See picture Eddie Edwards
         
Coppermill Stream        
         
Culm        
         
Dane (Cheshire)        
         
Dearne Previous records
  15.03 7th March 2017  See picture Jonathon Frisby
  15.04 9th September 2014 See picture Wayne Hopkinson
  11.01 October 2011   Michael Takacs
  10.04 January 2008   David Preston
Derwent (Derbyshire) Previous records
  16.12 15th July 2013 See picture Ian Hartley
  16lb 3oz 12th October 2012 See picture Red Darling
  15lb 12oz 29th July 2012 See picture Brian Johnstone
  15.09 9th March 2012 See picture Ken Broughton
  15.08 January 2012 See picture Chris Martin
  15.02 July 2005   Darren Goodwin
Derwent (Yorkshire) Previous records
  13.02 1st August 2014   Steve Hill
  12.06 September 1989   Jon Wolfe
Don (Yorkshire) Previous records
  13.11 4th July 2018 See picture Krzysztof Barczakaul
  13.10 February 2007    Paul Scott
Dove (Staffs) Previous Records
  18.04 29th February 2012 See picture James Bell
  17.11 10th March 2011   Karl Phillips
  17.10 2nd November 2010 See picture Simon Asbury
  17.06 January 2008 See picture Jim Ufton

Drapers Osiers Bed

       
         
Ember (Surrey)        
         
Enborne        
         
Evenlode        
         
Exe (Devon) Previous Records
  9.00 August 2005   Matthew Martin
Frome (Somerset)        
         
Goyt Previous Records
  13.12 18th February 2011 See picture Stephen Bourke
  12.14 27th October 2010 See picture Jerry Gleeson
  12.08 22nd September 2009 See picture Jerry Gleeson
  12.02 13th March 2008 See picture Paul Bennett
Holybrook        
         
Hull (Yorkshire) ***        
         
Ivel (Beds) Previous records
  17.15 27th December 2010 See picture Keith Speer
  16.08 October 2008 See history Eric Frewin
  15.14 September 2007 See picture Paul Elt
Itchen Previous Records
  14.8 October 2014 See picture James Van Gowler
  12.15 10th November 2011 See picture Andy Childs
  12.12 25th September 2011 See picture Roman Vann
  12.08 23rd February 2008 See picture Andy Nellist
Kennet (Berks)        
         
Lea Previous records
  17.08 February 2011   Laurence Mason
  15.15 3rd March 2008 See picture Max Towner
Leam (Warks)        
         
Loddon (Berks)        
         
Lugg (Herefore)        
         
Marden        
         
Mease (Staffs)        
         
Medway (Kent)        
         
Mersey   
  12.06 8th August 2019   Mark Roberts
  12.04 31st July 2018 See picture  Jerry Gleeson
Mole (Surrey)        
         
Nene (Northants) Previous records
  18.03 4th August 2016 See picture Nigel Bryans
  17.08 November 2012 See picture Nigel Bryans
  15.14 18th September 2010   Vince Sparrow
  15.12 11th March 2009   Alex Green
  15.08 28th February 2009 See picture Vince Sparrow
  15.04 August 2008   Steve Teeson
  14.15 17th October 2008 See picture Nigel Bryans
  14.10 September 2007   Steve Teeson
Nidd (Yorkshire)        
  11.10 January 2007 See picture Dan Birkett
(Great) Ouse        
         
Ouse (Sussex) Previous records
  15.11 9th March 2013 See picture Michael Wickens
  14.05 March 2009 See picture Richard Howard
  13.15 8th November 2008 See picture Robin West
  12.12 14th February 2008 See picture Fred Bishop
Ouse (Yorkshire)     Previous records
   12.11  20th July 2007    Rob Parsons
         
Ouzel Previous records
  13.10 21 September 2007   Adrian Busby
Potts Stream        
         
Ribble (Lancs) Previous records
  15.14  January 2008 See picture George Cowan
Rother (Sussex)  revious records
  15.03 23rd February 2007 See picture Martin Eyres
St Patricks Stream Previous records
  17.15 27th February 2007  See picture Alan Oliver
         
Severn Previous records
  16.05 10th March 2009   Andrew Allard
  16.03 November 1997   Howard Maddocks
         
Soar (Leics)        
         
Sow (Staffs)        
         
Stour (Dorset)        
         
Stour (Kent) Previous records
  13.05 16th January 2009 See picture Iain McDonald
  9.06 June 2002   Carl Allman
         
Stour (Worcs)        
   7.09  13th November 2016 See picture  Robert Mitchell
Swale (Yorks) Previous records
         
Taff (Wales)        
         
Tame (Mersey)        
  11.04 23rd February 2019 See picture Andy Chadwick
  10.02 18th August 2018 See picture Steve Phythian
Tame (Staffs)        
  13.10 January 2006   Phil Bennett
Tees Previous records
  13.07 August 2009 See picture Dave Wilmott
  13.00 August 2007 See picture Richard Harris
Teme        
         
Thame Previous records
  16.02 30th September 2015   Steven Ross
  15.00 07th August 2010 See picture Stephen Harris
  12.03 September 4th 2006 See picture Phil Smith

Thames

Previous records
  20.02 23rd September 2018 See picture Simon Cook
  18.02 November 2005 See picture Guy Rob
Trent        
  19.04 October 2007   Steven Short
Ure (Yorks) Previous records
  11.10 August 12th 2010 See picture Gage Whyte
  11.02 July 20034   Martin Meechan
Wear (Durham) Previous records
  12.15 September 14th 2006 See picture Nigel Collins
         
Welland (Lincs)        
         
Wensum (Norfolk)        
         
Wey (Surrey) Previous records
  16.10 Unknown   Andy Little
Wharfe (Yorks)        
         
Windrush (Oxon)        
         
Witham (Lincs) Previous records
  9.14 March 2000   Colin Wilson
         
Wye Previous records
  14.09 July 2003   Mike Easton
Wandle Previous records
  12.04 25th September 2008 See picture Andrew Shaw
  12.02 July 2006   Mike Garrett
         
Yare (Norfolk)        
         

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