Home-grown bar­bel boom

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

HAS there ever been a bar­bel catch to equal that re­ported by those three an­glers at Gun­thorpe, fea­tured in this is­sue? To land 21 fish over 10lb in 24 hours is quite re­mark­able.

When Tight Lines filmed at the En­vi­ron­ment Agency’s Fish Farm at Calver­ton some years back they were pro­duc­ing bar­bel, many of which went to com­mer­cial fish­eries as well as stock­ing, or re­stock­ing, rivers.

The brood stock were taken from a small trib­u­tary of the Trent and re­turned there af­ter per­form­ing their ser­vices.

The breed­ing pro­gramme, in all like­li­hood, has now re­sulted in the phe­nom­e­nal catches we’re read­ing about. A great re­turn on our rod li­cence in­vest­ment!

Gun­thorpe Weir on the ,fu2l0l o1f6bar­bel.

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