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Zerkalo

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After reading the thread about catching Barbel on the Pole I decided to search on youtube for similar videos and found one about Barbel fishing in the margins on a commercial. Typical of the unmoderated and sometimes plain rude comments you get on youtube I read the below.

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So I decided to have a search on youtube for Jamie Hughes River Fishing... and found this.



I thought it was an interesting watch and funny as you'd expect from these two. But I also thought it raised an interesting question about how a top angler like Jamie Hughes who is almost unbeatable on certain types of venues can also learn something new. It made me feel a bit better about my own fishing, the opposite to what I normally feel when I watch Jamie Hughes videos. Usually I get the feeling they are too technical for me being a jack of many trades and master of none.

Of course you will get top anglers in many disciplines and taking nothing away from Jamie Hughes who is one of the best, I thought it was interesting... and he catches some Grayling, a species I have never caught before myself.
 

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After reading the thread about catching Barbel on the Pole I decided to search on youtube for similar videos and found one about Barbel fishing in the margins on a commercial. Typical of the unmoderated and sometimes plain rude comments you get on youtube I read the below.

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So I decided to have a search on youtube for Jamie Hughes River Fishing... and found this.



I thought it was an interesting watch and funny as you'd expect from these two. But I also thought it raised an interesting question about how a top angler like Jamie Hughes who is almost unbeatable on certain types of venues can also learn something new. It made me feel a bit better about my own fishing, the opposite to what I normally feel when I watch Jamie Hughes videos. Usually I get the feeling they are too technical for me being a jack of many trades and master of none.

Of course you will get top anglers in many disciplines and taking nothing away from Jamie Hughes who is one of the best, I thought it was interesting... and he catches some Grayling, a species I have never caught before myself.

You never stop learning mate I guess?
 

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Jamie cut his teeth with my current club, many years ago & also fished for another team that I used to fish for (although many years later than me). He won plenty of trophies as a junior on natural waters. He also did lots of canal fishing in the winter league. The only thing he's never done much of is river fishing (we're not exactly blessed with rivers round here).
He's recently rejoined our club & has been fishing the club ponds lately while matches have been off. Be good to try & learn something from him.
 

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Maybe that is why he does not compete Internationally so much unless I am wrong as he's the best on commercial venues. James Robbins springs to mind as an angler that seems to do a lot of different fishing and it makes his videos always very watchable.
 

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Maybe that is why he does not compete Internationally so much unless I am wrong as he's the best on commercial venues. James Robbins springs to mind as an angler that seems to do a lot of different fishing and it makes his videos always very watchable.
Yeah - seems like he's hung his hat on the world of commercials these days - probably him & Andy Bennett are the top two. He's won a good few bob doing it though so why not!
I've been enjoying Des Shipps Q&A videos more these days as he's including rivers & canals in them, not just commercials.
 

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I will watch that now. I sometimes wish more sponsored youtube anglers would branch out as it usually makes for good watching.
Tbh you probably won't learn much but it is entertaining, just two mates having a laugh and catching a few fish.
 

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After reading the thread about catching Barbel on the Pole I decided to search on youtube for similar videos and found one about Barbel fishing in the margins on a commercial. Typical of the unmoderated and sometimes plain rude comments you get on youtube I read the below.

Screenshot 2021-01-07 at 20.27.04.png


So I decided to have a search on youtube for Jamie Hughes River Fishing... and found this.



I thought it was an interesting watch and funny as you'd expect from these two. But I also thought it raised an interesting question about how a top angler like Jamie Hughes who is almost unbeatable on certain types of venues can also learn something new. It made me feel a bit better about my own fishing, the opposite to what I normally feel when I watch Jamie Hughes videos. Usually I get the feeling they are too technical for me being a jack of many trades and master of none.

Of course you will get top anglers in many disciplines and taking nothing away from Jamie Hughes who is one of the best, I thought it was interesting... and he catches some Grayling, a species I have never caught before myself.

Were so blessed with top anglers of all disciplines, theres always jealousy ,silly comments ,sometimes damn right stupid comments. Going back to the rest ,these top anglers are top because they love to learn and will take everything on board and usually improve what they have learned from others . We are so lucky we can learn from the masters on here and all social media ,tv or just watching them fish in competitions a few pegs from you.
 

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I watch all the stuff released by the youtube people and while I dont fish the pole or commercials, can still take some things away with me, be that feeding or a rig set up, sometimes just a giggle. Alot of the commercial anglers that are 30 + cut there teeth on club waters, ponds, canals, rivers, but at some point the the big matches moved away from river n canals to commercial and it was inevitable that anglers made the decision to concentrate on those venues.

The pinnacle for some was fishing for england but that needs you to have a very wide base of knowledge on many different types of venues, spending lots of time away, and that's not for everyone. If you want to make a living at fishing its commercial or nothing.
 

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After reading the thread about catching Barbel on the Pole I decided to search on youtube for similar videos and found one about Barbel fishing in the margins on a commercial. Typical of the unmoderated and sometimes plain rude comments you get on youtube I read the below.

Screenshot 2021-01-07 at 20.27.04.png


So I decided to have a search on youtube for Jamie Hughes River Fishing... and found this.



I thought it was an interesting watch and funny as you'd expect from these two. But I also thought it raised an interesting question about how a top angler like Jamie Hughes who is almost unbeatable on certain types of venues can also learn something new. It made me feel a bit better about my own fishing, the opposite to what I normally feel when I watch Jamie Hughes videos. Usually I get the feeling they are too technical for me being a jack of many trades and master of none.

Of course you will get top anglers in many disciplines and taking nothing away from Jamie Hughes who is one of the best, I thought it was interesting... and he catches some Grayling, a species I have never caught before myself.

It's called free speech, yes there are idiots on all forms of media but it is what it is, the world is not all about yes men.
 

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It’s pretty simple to me you’ll have great commercial anglers that are rubbish on naturals and naturals anglers that aren’t much cop on commercials but they can still be great anglers at what they do. But without doubt the best anglers are the those that are very good at both, those tending to be the ones that make international level or make it to the tv angler level of fame.
 
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