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MarkSpod
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   Old Thread  #15 23 Nov 2022 at 7.04pm    Login    Register
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Karlos
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   Old Thread  #14 22 Nov 2022 at 11.59pm    Login    Register
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I think I first spotted it watching one of your YouTube videos Mark...
MarkSpod
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   Old Thread  #13 22 Nov 2022 at 8.43am    Login    Register
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As Karlos say's, that's the one I've been using for the past 4 years now
Publiclife
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   Old Thread  #12 21 Nov 2022 at 1.21pm    Login    Register
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Thanks. Yes I have gone down the korum route myself. All seems like good stuff so far. I will check this out 👍
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   Old Thread  #11 20 Nov 2022 at 9.49pm    Login    Register
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I've not used one, but I've ben considering buying one myself...I have a few other Korum bits and they are quite good quality

https://www.korum.co.uk/en/products/rod-support/kp-10662

Publiclife
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   Old Thread  #10 20 Nov 2022 at 11.41am    Login    Register
SoÖÖ.we went and done ok. A few barbel caught with some chub too. We got caught out a little by our lack of experience though! The river came up by 1m in the first afternoon and brought everything down with it! We never had enough weight to keep bottom and got wiped out every 5 mins of so. It was frustrating but lesson learnt.
So, next question as we now want to get into it. What pods are you using as I took individual bank sticks and it was far too rocky in areas to put them in. Any suggestions?
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   Old Thread  #9 10 Sept 2022 at 9.02pm  1  Login    Register
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With that kit you won't be doing heavy stuff with feeders etc,
I'm no barbel expert but 8lb line is very light ,
Hope you enjoy it, check a few u tube videos out
Publiclife
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   Old Thread  #8 10 Sept 2022 at 4.00pm    Login    Register
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Thanks mate, I will take a look at this one for the next trip.

We have booked the Red Lion pub in Hereford (just outside I believe) early October.

I have 1 x Drennan specialist 1.5lb twin tip rod would I be undergunned with this as if not I will get another. I have 2 x Diawa 2600ís that I will put 8lb line on.

Any thoughts on this set up?
Doing_a_brew
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   Old Thread  #7 10 Sept 2022 at 3.18pm  1  Login    Register
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You could stay at any hotel/B&B in Newark and fish Bobs Island during the days (or bivvy up if you wanted as itís 24hr fishing). Itís £10 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am.

They have a Facebook page that has a load of info on, and the bailiff (Simon Ince) is active on there and will give any help you need.

Tackle wise you want 15lb line and either coated braid or fluoro as a hooklink. Meat, boilies and pellets all catch loads of fish, as do maggots. Generally, if the water is clear then use long fluoro hooklinks during the day, up to 6 foot. Coloured water or night time it doesnít really matter, I always change to shorter, heavier hooklinks at dusk or if itís coloured.

Rod wise, anything from 1.75 to 2.75lb, bearing in mind you may need to use 4-6oz of lead to hold bottom if thereís some water on. Plenty of people do use 3lb carp rods though and theyíll be fine if you donít want to buy specific rods just for a session.

Iíve had Barbel to 14lb from there and there are loads of Chub, Bream, Carp, Zander and Pike around too, as well as 2lb+ Roach.

The Collingham stretch is another option, night fishing is now banned (apart from members), so itís much much quieter than it used to be and there are 300+ pegs to choose from.
Publiclife
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   Old Thread  #6 10 Sept 2022 at 11.58am    Login    Register
Thx guys.

Anymore sections of river I can look at? Iím not after exact spots just more the river itself. We have been looking at the river Wye but really donít know any sections that I can pick up a day ticket on.
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   Old Thread  #5 9 Sept 2022 at 10.49pm    Login    Register
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Had mine on a korum 1.75lb rod, 10lb mono and a feeder set up. I think the hook length was around 4ft of 8lb flurocarbon to a size 10.

But the river was running low with little flow, I'd imagine if there's a bit more you'd need to step it up a bit. Plenty of smelly ground bait is the way, and look for slack water on corners etc.
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   Old Thread  #4 9 Sept 2022 at 6.53pm  2  Login    Register
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As Joe says, meat is a good bait for barbel.

Fished on a leger set up to fix it in flowing water. They strong and streamlined fish who will give you a fun scrap on a 2lb test curve rod.

Lots of companies do specialist barbel rods, sonic do a decent priced one, as do fox for about a tenner more.
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   Old Thread  #3 9 Sept 2022 at 6.50pm    Login    Register
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Thx. I will take a look 👍
joe_echo
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   Old Thread  #2 9 Sept 2022 at 12.41pm  1  Login    Register
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I did my first Barbel session this year on the river Wye on a mile long stretch near Hay-On-Wye. Was only there for a few hours as that was all the missus would allow. I think the ticket was about £10 for a day from a shop in Hay.

Had a 5/6lb Barbel on a piece of hotdog.

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   Old Thread  #1 9 Sept 2022 at 7.45am    Login    Register
Hey all,

SoÖÖmy friend and I have never caught a uk barbell. We are hoping to get away somewhere at the end of sept/early October to hopefully be in the chance of catching one.

Now, we could do with some help if poss. We want to travel somewhere and stay in perhaps a pub/bed and breakfast etc for a couple of nights and fish a few days. We have no clue where we would be best to do this. We are based around Milton Keynes/Northampton and we are not fussed about how far we travel.
We also need some advice on tackle and bait etc.

Anyone able to help us? Size of fish is not of any concern as we would both be well chuffed just to get a bend in the rod.

All help appreciated.
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