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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007


    I certainly do wish you all the very best in your new venture. And I hope we can look forward to an article or two from you.
    I'm not the best of anglers but I do enjoy my river fishing, and I may even start to target roach again, not so much target them but just simply fish for them.
    All the very best to you. I'm sure you will be just as succesfull .

  2. #2
    Cakey Guest


    Has anyone warned the barbel ?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    In God's County: Wiltshire
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    Here is wishing you every success in your new quest Rik.

    The invitation for a day or two on the Hale is always open, so just let me know when you fancy taking on some very difficult Barbel, and only slightly easier Chub.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus

  4. #4
    The Monk Guest


    good luck mate

  5. #5
    Frothey Guest


    hope you find a new fire Rik......and dont get too annoyed with those river carp!

  6. #6


    About two years ago I found that I wasn't enjoying my angling as much as I used to. Still enjoyed being out & catching but the challenge wasn't really there any more.So I packed away the float & feeder rods, went off and bought a spinning rod and a fistful of lures. I haven't looked back. Since then my catch rates have dropped and my blanks have increased but I have enjoyed every minute of learning a new angling skill.
    Rik I hope you really enjoy the change and the new challenges that it will bring.

  7. #7
    Nigel Connor(ACA ,SAA) Guest



    Unfortunately there are quite a few know -all barbel anglers as well!

    Interesting what you say about pre-baiting.I think for barbel it very much depends where you are fishing.In my limited experience where the fish are seeing a lot of bait it can be counter -productive & often an isolated bait seems to work better.

    Good luck with your new angling venture, especially with the roach.I made a decision to target them last winter with very limited success but enjoyed the fishing a lot.

  8. #8
    Robert Woods 1 Guest


    I've seen the light this season...gone back to rivers mainly after barbel. Enjoyed fishing without carrying the kitchen sink.


  9. #9
    Rodney Wrestt Guest


    I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever species you lay your stall out for. I fish for anything wet and love every session (some more than others) but when someone as skilled as yourself applies their tactics and thought process to other species I'm sure the 7lb chub is just around the corner.

    Tight lines.

  10. #10
    ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) Guest


    Good Luck Rik in your quest for some 'proper fish'(I think Ron has finally talked you round)!!

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