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Wise Owl

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well done . i admire your dedication

When i say Blanked mate i mean blanked on the Barbel, outta the 3 i caught twice but not my intended Quarry, im going back down Tomorrow, waiting for reports before i opt Tidal or Non Tidal, either way i will be Cuddling my little Dog in the sleeping bag the next 2 - 3 nights. He snores and Farts less than our Gert ;) ;)
 

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not been there for a few years but it used to be quite good

Expect it to be rock hard going from reports in the Severn thread on here, and it will be raining, but having walked along there it looks very Barbely to me. Nice and fast. :D But I don't know too much about Barbel fishing so hoping for some more beginners luck lol
 

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Expect it to be rock hard going from reports in the Severn thread on here, and it will be raining, but having walked along there it looks very Barbely to me. Nice and fast. :D But I don't know too much about Barbel fishing so hoping for some more beginners luck lol
theres certainly plenty of barbel in that area . ive heard no fishing reports from the severn yet at all mate
 

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Expect it to be rock hard going from reports in the Severn thread on here, and it will be raining, but having walked along there it looks very Barbely to me. Nice and fast. :D But I don't know too much about Barbel fishing so hoping for some more beginners luck lol

Mate i walked the whole stretch yesterday and i would have Bet my Nut bag outta the 6 - 7 pegs i fished i would have had a Barbel in 3.
 

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Just putting it out there I don’t just fish for bags of small silvers. I have caught 90 odd species from less than an oz to about 70lb from fresh and salt water across 4 countries ;) I just mostly fish for silvers as I like those species and they are easily accessible and keep you busy but I do mix it up more than once in a while :)
 

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I think the tackle companies are driving the trend (as with other forms of angling) by marketing 'specialist Barbel gear' (or more to the point re-branding Carp tackle as Barbel tackle. "You really do NEED a Barbel Bivvy for the river and a Carp Bivvy for the lakes you know.
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God dam it - thats why I keep blanking 😵😵

In all honesty Carp and Barbel fishing have revived angling as a whole, beaches are devoid of youngsters as are matches.
Straight out of the box fishing for instance results - in trend with modern living.
 

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Barbel fishing on the Trent can be likened to specimen carp fishing on the lakes. I went today actually "for a rest" if that makes sense and sat behind 2 Korum Barbel rods and waited not expecting to get one.

I go for a bit of variety as previous day I worked hard for about 12lbs of bits on the stick, so today was a welcome change. For the record I had 1 Bream that was all, but the excitement and expectation of a Barbel is damn exciting.....but equally so is running a stick down as well.

It's not the style of the fishing that's the issue, it's the certain type of person that seems to be drawn to specimen type fishing over the noddy type of fishing if that makes sense.

But there's wrong 'uns in all forms of angling unfortunately. It's up to the good 'uns to keep educating somehow I guess.
 

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Getting a peg where we can put a brolly up tomorrow is going to be just as important to us as finding a peg with a few fish I think lol

I once got my little Bivvy up and started fishing, during the Night it Hail stoned and the wind got up, Mate i though i was in Sarajevo during the War i was praying not to get a bite o_O
 

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@rudd very true, annoyingly they’re 3 silverfish I’ve yet to catch! Have hooked a couple tarpon but on completely inappropriate gear so I had no chance. Tbf I’ve never been in the right place for the other two lol

@mattnewark I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there with variety, that’s my attitude as well as too much of anything can be too much if that makes sense. I had a maybe 14-15lb pound bag of silvers trotting yesterday so to mix it up today I went chubbing. Didn’t exactly go to plan as although literally speaking I caught chub they were no bigger than those I caught in the mixed bag yesterday. Found some good ones but they were having none of it :(
 

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I like Barbel fishing and scale up or down to the river and type of day/night I'm expecting.

I know I can fish the Wharfe during the day and catch Barbel but a double-figure one is a rarity.
Likewise I can fish the Trent but they tend to mainly come out at night in my experience. There seems to be a witching hour between 8:00pm and 2:00am, either side of doesn't seem to produce where I've fished.

Tacklewise as well is pretty much dependant on where I'm going. The Trent is 80-90 miles away for me so if I'm going there I will make it a couple of overnights, make a session of it, fish during the night for the Barbel and rest during the day, or target anything with fins.

Each to their own really as long as whatever you do you respect the fish, the environment and other anglers
 

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In all the Years i fished the Trent ive had about Half a Dozen Barbel through the Day, like Dave says Rest or fish for Bream.
 
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