Paul, we generalise and hope that gets the message over to all anglers, without steering them in specific directions .
We certainly wouldn't encourage anglers to wade, it does therefore aim at bank anglers.
You will note we don't give details of fishing from a boat either.
After all, it is only general advice about barbel handling, and not meant to cover all the angles of how we go about catching them.
By the way I use a big net, that is also used by wading salmon anglers, it collapses and straps goes over my back until needed.
Last edited by Fred Bonney; 26-08-2009 at 14:23.