Catch a bar­bel on the float

Angling Times (UK) - - ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2019 -

If your bar­bel fish­ing cur­rently in­volves watch­ing two rods point­ing at the sky and wait­ing for a ‘three foot twitch’, a chal­lenge I’m go­ing to put to you is to give trot­ting a go.

It’s a great change, and ev­ery bar­bel on the float feels a bit spe­cial, as there is un­doubt­edly more skill in­volved.

My favourite method is to trot cubes of lun­cheon meat or banded pel­lets.

Large hook­baits help avoid the at­ten­tions of smaller fish, though you will un­doubt­edly catch some small chub – how­ever, on the float they are ac­tu­ally good sport com­pared to be­ing dragged in be­hind a 4oz feeder!

Shoul­dered floats for faster flows in rivers.

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