- Jul 15, 2009
Don’t be put off with flood water Kev. Walk the bank and find a piece of slacker water. You’ll more than likely find a Barbel or three. A big lead on 15lb Sensor with a stinky meaty bait usually finds a fish. Don’t be daunted by a flooded river. Some good fishing to be had pal. You simply need to gear up. ?This Winter I am aiming to get on the Trent / canal instead of taking the easy option 10 minute drive to either Lakeview / Eye Kettleby or my club complex with 6 lakes.
Hopefully there will be some mild overcast days that will give me a chance to kickstart my search for another barbel. On day's that Barbel aren't on the cards L am going to adopt a roving chub quest. It will serve two purposes (1) I have never caught a chub from a river and (2) where there are are chub there is a strong likliehood of barbel, so will give me some useful information on which pegs to target on milder days for barbel.
If there Trent ends up flooding all over Winter, like last year then it's off to the canal for a spot of whip fishing for me.