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Just back home after a very hard day on a very clear and low trent, sat there all day for two fish one 5lbs the other a little bigger, My mate didn't get a sniff all day but a bloke two pegs away managed a 13lbs 8 ozs , all in all five anglers on the bank three fish caught, it badly needs a good flush and a bit of colour and hopefully we should see a big improvement.
P.s the source boilies didn't work Mick lol
Hi Barbel
Just back home after a very hard day on a very clear and low trent, sat there all day for two fish one 5lbs the other a little bigger, My mate didn't get a sniff all day but a bloke two pegs away managed a 13lbs 8 ozs , all in all five anglers on the bank three fish caught, it badly needs a good flush and a bit of colour and hopefully we should see a big improvement.
P.s the source boilies didn't work Mick lol
Hi Barbel Seeker,

Source Boilies ? That was last week. Keep up pal. 😃😃 Only kidding. They usually work matey. Been doing a lot of barbel on them this year. I’m on the Trent at the moment but, I’m trying my luck for pike / Zander. Two lads up from me are barbel fishing but, they haven’t had anything yet. Saying that, neither have I 😫 keep trying them pal. They will get you one one day.
 

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Just back from another day on the trent , managed to get three up to nine pounds my mate got two , best 13lbs 1oz , at last a wee tinge of colour and that alone gave us a little bit of confidence but the downside being the amount of leaves and weed coming down the river . Although it did have a little bit of extra water it really does need a good flush to clean all the rubbish away .
 

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Nice one @Barbel seeker , got my fingers crossed for a week or so time, been doing ok despite the clarity, but when the debris is coming down it just gets annoying. That to clear and mild weather or at least settled will help. Mind you even a freeze the night before and I will still be sat there.
 

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Cheers(y)
A tough cold day sometimes and trying to make something happen I find enjoyable and if it comes off then even rewarding.
 

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Just back from another day on the trent , managed to get three up to nine pounds my mate got two , best 13lbs 1oz , at last a wee tinge of colour and that alone gave us a little bit of confidence but the downside being the amount of leaves and weed coming down the river . Although it did have a little bit of extra water it really does need a good flush to clean all the rubbish away .
Well done barbel seeker nice to see ! Unfortunately I have not managed to get out lately, I must try harder !
 

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Also down last Friday but blanked but didn't realise till now that I hadn't posted it, but when you reckon it up two visits covered nearly six hundred miles by the time I pick my mate up you wonder if it is worth it , dead right it is chaps can't wait to get down again but it will be after Christmas now as her indoors is dragging me off to the dominican republic for two weeks for our 40th anniversary and only get home on Christmas day so it's chips and egg for Christmas dinner, brown eggs mind not any of them cheap white ones,( still waiting to get one on the source boilies though mick I haven't given up yet)
 

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Coming to the conclusion with boilies that feeding smaller ones in decent amounts and a larger one on the hook is the way forwards in shoal fish holding swims. In those quieter pegs where the larger specimens reside, then a single larger bait and no or little feed is better.
 

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A success on the home made boilie today.
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Not the target species, but at 3lb12oz it was very welcome. Telling myself that Chub aren't greedy and won't just eat 'anything'......
 

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cold day on the middle yesterday with northants lad ,with the cold weather now upon us we discussed wheather to fish our summer autumn pegs [mine had produced 18 barbell in 3 trips ] or move to a known winter stretch ,gave the summer pegs ago and a decent chub each was just reward on such a raw day ,probably head to our winter stretch next time out .
 

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Well done lads, any fish this time of year is a bonus and was it cold yesterday.
 

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Cheers. Yes it was uncomfortably cold pellet, thankfully the Trent wind didn't get up and add to it.
 

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I spent yesterday morning down on Bob's Island fishing a very coloured and fast moving river. No Barbel, but did manage a couple of Bream, biggest just shy of 4lb.

It was my first visit and will probably be my last one too. It saddens and annoys me that fellow anglers can leave so much litter. There were discarded cans, bottles, meat tins, groundbait bags and line all over the place. I bought a load of it back with me, it's not exactly difficult is it.
 

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Not the best (or most representative) advert for the Trent mate, fair play for tidying up after others. Get a NDPF ticket(y)
 

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On a similar theme Mick one of my clubs put a few pike into our waters a couple of seasons ago as we seem to have ideal conditions for the fish to breed.
Walking around with a mate to see another we spotted one of the pike in the margins and mentioned it to our friend.
He said it had been there all day and every silver he gingerly brought across it's eye line was ignored.
Bringing a rudd caught on sweetcorn in the fish slipped the hook before it was anywhere near the pike and on the retrieve the pike shot out and hooked itself on the corn.
It bit through the line of course but was still a very strange thing to witness.
I had a 16lb pike from loco start of this year on double corn as I lifted the corn from the bottom, I reckon it spun round as double baits often do and caught it’s eye, hooked it perfectly in the top lip and it was spawn bound and January so not much of a fight (luckily I was on edge gear so it was fairly strong)
 

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Well done bezzer, always shows the mentality of litter louts and sadly there selfishness.
 

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Out on the trent again yesterday with my mate , river looked ok with a touch of colour but sadly the level had dropped off again,a little bit of rubbish still coming down but a lot better than last time out. My mate didn't have a touch all day I managed a small chub and a barbel of 12lbs 9ozs only two bites all day, my mate had an outing just before Christmas and managed two 13 plusses and a 12 plus can't remember the exact weights. Does anyone have any info on the kelham hall stretch as thinking of giving it a go next week I asked a fellow angler yesterday and he reckons it is quite good but the problem being the pegs are very close together so any info will be appreciated.Fiskerton 1 jan 2019 12lbs 9ozs.jpg
 

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