- Jul 4, 2019
Anglers will always read about the successes of others, and try to emulate their tactics and catches. I only wish that when people read these articles, they think about when and where they can apply the information they’ve learned to their own fishing. If you read about an ang
We often hear about balanced tackle but here's a decent article I read in the Angling Times.
On the Severn I use a 1.75lb test curve, through-actioned rod and 10lb line and enjoy every barbel that I hook. Most of the fish are around 5lb, with a good one just reaching double figures. I’d be able to land them more quickly on stronger gear, but it wouldn’t be as much fun. And surely that’s what it’s all about. You can only catch what’s in your venue, so make sure you get the balance right between the size of fish being targeted and the tackle you are using. That way, you’ll get full enjoyment out of every fish that you hook!
I have certainly found with my Chub fishing using a light float rod allows me to get away with much lighter hooklengths than on a heavy 1.25lb feeder rod. Chub being a medium fighting strength fish, I'm sure they fight much harder when I hook them on a heavy feeder rig on the fast paced weir I fish than the ones I have on the float on the Severn. Certainly when I hook them on Barbel gear they don't put up much resistance.