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    IN this months Coarse Fisherman magazine a writer claims to have caught 218 barbel from the river Wharfe in Yorkshire in the year 2005. Taking out the close season and a couple of winter months that would average at least one fish per day! I have fished the wharfe extensively and know of several experienced anglers who have cuaght nothing like that number of fish. The wharfe is not known to be a productive river like the severn ot teme so the maths just don't add up.
    READ THE ARTICLE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

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    EC Guest

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    Thats nothing, I know a fella who had 645 barbel out the wharfe in 1 season.

    He thought he was dead hard until me, our kid, and 6 of our mates battered him!

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    EC Guest

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    He was no hard case I can tell ya!

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    Jeff (AKA Cheeky Monkey, Spud, Jay Dubya, Woody ...) Guest

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    You're talking about Mick Wood.

    Never met the man, but I've heard he is a .... hot angler! Well respected.

    Then again, they said he lived near the brewery in Tadcaster and the fumes have sent him doolally. So he may be dreaming it. )

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    Tony Rocca Guest

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    Spiros,
    I have fished the wharfe for 20 odd years. Its not difficult to catch 5,7,9 or more barbel at a sitting once you know how and where. The best catch I know of is 18 (Paul Owens) and I saw a friend of mine hook 14 on Jan 12th 2002, I remember the date because it was my birthday.

    Mick Wood lives by the river and fished it a lot at the time. He knows the river well as you might expect.

    I have no reason whatsoever to doubt he caught 218 in 2005.

    Your "experienced" anglers aint so hot it seems.

    .

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    EC Guest

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    firstpostgotanagendatastic!

    Good evening Tony, what crisps 'you doing' these days?

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    EC Guest

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    Am errr, *tryin to get off the hula hoops!


    *twiches nervously*

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    Tony Rocca Guest

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    Bit of a health scare Eddie at the moment, potato based snacks of the menue.

    I think it unnatural to eat anything green but the doc doesnt agree.

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    Tony Rocca Guest

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    Had a bag of salt'n'shake (without the salt on) today but dont tell anyone.

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    did you still shake it though.. ?

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