First Barbel!

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Apache

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Not for me, as fate would have it, because I hooked into an estimated 8-lber, only to have the hook pull when it dived into some water cabbages at my feet. Talk about gutted! [:(][:(]

Congratulations to my father Phil, as I suspect he will be reading these forums tonight, on landing a 5lb 14oz barbel yesterday evening, which made a bad day suddenly worth it.

Well Done Dad![:D][:D][:D][:)][8D][;)]

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yeah well done dad [;)] (great feeling ain't it)[:D]

Pache me ol china, hang in there pal cos i did & it finally paid off (took 20+ years mind you but it was worth it)

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yeah, I wasnt expecting it at all because I am used to seeing big (5-7lb) chub in the swim, then the rod just went off like a submarine.

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Hard luck Matt but congrats to your dad. Keep trying and I'm sure that Barbel will eventually come, and I'm sure it will be quicker than the Trogg.

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Great info, great guys, great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
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know how you feel matt. been 3 times this season with a mate of mine who last season had 12 barbel, he caught one on our third trip 10lb 11oz. me? well i`m still waiting for my first. the only advice I can give you is to put in the hours and i`m sure our day will come.

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bad luck Matt,but its given you the flavour,so it wont be long before you post us the picture,nice one dad,

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Bad luck Matt, but you'll get one in the end. I caught my first barbel when I was taking a break and eating my sandwiches!! Congrats to your dad. Was that his first?

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[:D][:D][:D]

Congrats to your dad Apache, as trogglidite said your time will come... Keep at it ....it took me near 20+ years also...didnt catch one last night but caught a few chub in the rain...

Cheers

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Nice one Matt's dad and as the rest say Matt - keep at it because one day you'll bank one [:)]

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my dad read these and asked me to post his thanx up here on his behalf. lid, yes it was his first

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