Small bar­bel boost

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

I LOVE to fish rivers, and one of the most pleas­ing el­e­ments of this sea­son has been the num­ber of small bar­bel that I have found.

In pre­vi­ous years, the small­est I would land in a sea­son would be around 7lb. It made me won­der if big fish were not spawn­ing and pro­duc­ing the smaller bar­bel that are re­quired for a healthy fu­ture.

But thank­fully all that has changed. I’ve lost count of the fish weigh­ing 3lb or un­der that I have caught from Mid­lands rivers.

This is clear proof that bar­bel are suc­cess­fully breed­ing in our wa­ter­ways. Gareth Newton, Derby

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