Here is my best Barbel from a couple of years ago. The chap that took me out weighed it and said it was 10lb plus but I have wondered ever since wether he was angling for a (bigger) tip. What would my Bluemoon angling buddies say was it’s size?
And yes I know I’m hardly an oil painting. Just concentrate on the fish :-)
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It's a good fish certainly but really hard to judge from a photo (not that I've ever had one to compare). Without weighing it, I'd just take what he said at face value and go out and catch a bigger one to prove it !!