The Barbel Catchers Club was delighted to be involved in the release of a new top quality centrepin reel designed by barbel anglers for barbel anglers. As a club we for some time were frustrated by the lack of availability of a centrepin reel with the special features required by the serious barbel angler.


As a result we worked closely with experienced reel manufacturer/designer Garry Mills of THE MILL TACKLE COMPANY LTD in Redditch and the result was a reel which was very well received by the barbel fishing world.

The “Aerial” style reel called the “BARBEL CATCHER” was presented to members at the 2005 AGM where it was extremely well received and many orders followed.

Special features include:

  • Fully adjustable ratchet to cater for all flow conditions
  • A diameter of 4 ½ inches with a shallow drum for optimum retrieval speed
  • Rim mounted check lever for instant check release


The reel is available with a choice of handles which are detachable. There is a choice of left or right hand wind versions. Each reel is individually numbered and is finished in black (backplate) and titanium (drum).

This superb reel is only available by ordering directly from Garry Mills and is not available through tackle shops. Please be prepared to wait a few months for delivery. This is a quality reel and as such it is not mass produced. Each one is individually built by Garry using the best materials available. Top quality is worth a short wait.

Further information is available from THE MILL TACKLE COMPANY LTD on 01527 853 438