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Old 01-11-2017, 10:31
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Hello All,

I know that the more experienced Carp lads will carry out campaigns on the lakes they fish. It seems to work with great success as carp have great memories and will remember where they find bait.

I was wondering can the same be applied to Barbel, can't think of a reason why not.

Has anyone here carried out a campaign? If so, what were the results?

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Daniel
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:41
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Hello All,

I know that the more experienced Carp lads will carry out campaigns on the lakes they fish. It seems to work with great success as carp have great memories and will remember where they find bait.

I was wondering can the same be applied to Barbel, can't think of a reason why not.

Has anyone here carried out a campaign? If so, what were the results?

Thanks

Daniel
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:49
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Wild fish swimming in a River?
I didn't think barbel moved that much and would stick to a certain stretch for lengths of time.

Perhaps I'm wrong
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:57
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I didn't think barbel moved that much and would stick to a certain stretch for lengths of time.

Perhaps I'm wrong
Daniel I think you will find Barbel can be very nomadic and can move up and down a river .
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:14
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Daniel
Go into the Articles Section and have a read through Targeting Bigger Barbel by Ian Grant and The Baiting Pyramid by Mike Wilson. There's some very interesting stuff on it.

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Mark
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:41
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Keith Speer and Mike Wilson did a baiting campaign to move the Barbel from a hard to reach/fish snaggy weirpool to an easier to fish downstream location.
Keith wrote about it, pretty sure it's on here somewhere.
Maple peas and then maggots were involved.
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Old 01-11-2017, 13:27
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Paul,
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Old 01-11-2017, 14:48
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Thank you for the content guys.

I've actually met Mike a few times, we seem to fish similar stretches.

EDIT: Think ive bumped into Ian also... small world!
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Old 01-11-2017, 17:24
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Baiting campaigns do work but you must use a bait that has been successful with barbel before.Do not just feed with any old bait because some work better than others,(been there and done it after reading about a fantastic bait} Its also a bit late in the year to be starting when the fish are slowing down and cutting back on eating, you might end up over feeding your fish and not catching them.Also beware that nuisance fish like Bream can eat all your bait and the Barbel might not get a look in.Go large 30mm baits if you have bream issues. I have done very well spreading a kilo over a 3 or 4 swims every other day on small rivers but you need to be careful not to kill other anglers fishing the same sections sport and getting a bad reputation.
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