A carp-like freshwater fish that are found in gravel and rocky-bottomed slow-flowing waters and grow to 100 cm length and weigh up to 10 kg, They love to eat maggots, worms, luncheon meat, halibut pellets and any fish meal based boilie Caught with float or free line
Awesome to eat smoked. They keep well when smoked.
They can be roasted (http://www.news24.com/My…/Barbel-recipe-to-die-from-20140904), grilled or boiled with vegetables.
They have really tough skins so leave in salt bath after they have been gutted and the stomach brushed thick with salt so that the mud smell is removed.