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Old 15-11-2017, 08:27
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I had the pleasure of bumping into Kenny not long after he caught it and to say he was chuffed is an understatement, first running water barbel and what a stunner...15lb 9 oz and looks ever bit of it.

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Old 15-11-2017, 10:04
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"First running water barbel"? Wow. Well done that man.

I didn't think the Cherwell was worth fishing these days, I had a 12+ in 1993 or so but haven't fished there for years.
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Old 15-11-2017, 23:11
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I also thought the river was finished for barbel, although still a decent river for chub. This is a terrific fish and a major surprise given the state of the river, dirty, low water etc
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Old 21-11-2017, 14:54
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I have not seen a barbel on the river for a few years now but this one is a big one! Might have to try again as I gave it up for chub!
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Old 22-11-2017, 21:49
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I have not seen a barbel on the river for a few years now but this one is a big one! Might have to try again as I gave it up for chub!
I was wondering if it came up from the Thames Kevin, as it looks like it was caught in the lower reaches of the river. I did hear of a small one, five pounds I think, being caught at Somerton last year. But this monster was a hell of a surprise, to me anyway!
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Old 23-11-2017, 17:03
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I was wondering if it came up from the Thames Kevin, as it looks like it was caught in the lower reaches of the river. I did hear of a small one, five pounds I think, being caught at Somerton last year. But this monster was a hell of a surprise, to me anyway!
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I hear rumours of the odd one coming out but nothing concrete. I used to see them spawning on the gravel but its only chub ow and has been for a few years. i suspect the odd one remains but for me its not worth fishing for them any more on the river. The chub fishing remains good though with another 5lb er the other day!

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Old 23-11-2017, 19:05
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I hear rumours of the odd one coming out but nothing concrete. I used to see them spawning on the gravel but its only chub ow and has been for a few years. i suspect the odd one remains but for me its not worth fishing for them any more on the river. The chub fishing remains good though with another 5lb er the other day!

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Yes still a good chub river although they don't seem as widespread as they used to be. Long Meadow at Bletchingdon used to be a wonderful stretch for chub but it's hard to get a bite there now.
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Old 23-11-2017, 23:42
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Like the big barbel that come out of the Thame - it has to be a Thames fish that got lost
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Well it was over 10 miles away from the Thames and would had to have jumped 3 weirs, I doubt there's been enough rain to do that in the last 10 years so it's a fair bet it's an original Cherwell fish pre ea stocking.
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That's good news if it is the case
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