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Forum: Other Species Fishing Yesterday, 10:41
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Mark Swaby
Greg, one thing i forgot to say is when trotting...

Greg, one thing i forgot to say is when trotting i always use fresh processed thick slice bread,like Tesco Toastie. Its cheap always a constant thickness, consistency and very soft,you do not have to...
Forum: Barbel Talk 15-12-2017, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Mark Swaby
She was a 17 lb plus Ivel fish taken on the...

She was a 17 lb plus Ivel fish taken on the Float, sadly killed by one of our furry friends.Best winter Barbel catch photo ever taken.
Forum: Other Species Fishing 15-12-2017, 10:11
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Mark Swaby
How do you hook your flake? and what size hook do...

How do you hook your flake? and what size hook do you use.When trotting big pieces of flake i pull a piece out,fold it,put the line through the fold and pull the hook a size 6 or 8 wide gape up so...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 28-11-2017, 19:56
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Mark Swaby
I did see an angler fishing frighteningly bright...

I did see an angler fishing frighteningly bright what looked like pike floats after dark last winter.He was fishing a far bank slack so i was unable to get close enough to see them.They were so...
Forum: Barbel Talk 28-11-2017, 10:25
Replies: 55
Views: 2,201
Posted By Mark Swaby
I have had summer fish that even after playing...

I have had summer fish that even after playing hard and resting for 20 minutes were still not right when picked up.It is a rare occasion but its one we all need to keep an eye on.Who knows what that...
Forum: Barbel Talk 28-11-2017, 00:11
Replies: 55
Views: 2,201
Posted By Mark Swaby
Jeff, you obviously have not been shown...

Jeff, you obviously have not been shown this,John,you are right, they often burp up air bubbles and go back easier in the summer/low oxygen conditions, when massaged.I thought everyone knew that...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 27-11-2017, 10:53
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Mark Swaby
Old style, Richard walker wrote about laying the...

Old style, Richard walker wrote about laying the torch on the floor aiming across the water surface to illuminate the float,never directly into the water.But Starlights are the best answer, i have...
Forum: Barbel Talk 27-11-2017, 10:39
Replies: 55
Views: 2,201
Posted By Mark Swaby
Keep nets can be an issue as the top fin can get...

Keep nets can be an issue as the top fin can get caught in the mesh and then split the first ray away from the fin. It used to be a problem on heavily match fished rivers in the bad old days.I caught...
Forum: Barbel Talk 26-11-2017, 20:01
Replies: 55
Views: 2,201
Posted By Mark Swaby
There have always been a few Barbel tubes...

There have always been a few Barbel tubes around,i seem to think Tony miles used to write about them ( Queenford retention system?20 plus years ago).I bought one back in the 90's but never used...
Forum: Barbel Talk 24-11-2017, 15:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mark Swaby
Its a very clean, older fish with no obvious...

Its a very clean, older fish with no obvious Furry friend, fin damage so has done well to avoid them.It also looks fairly empty so has potential to go even bigger
Forum: Other Species Fishing 18-11-2017, 18:40
Replies: 34
Views: 3,207
Posted By Mark Swaby
Nice Darren,were they both junction fish?

Nice Darren,were they both junction fish?
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-11-2017, 17:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By Mark Swaby
Baiting campaigns do work but you must use a bait...

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...
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-11-2017, 09:00
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Mark Swaby
Make yourself a door/flap using a can with a...

Make yourself a door/flap using a can with a similar diameter.Cut it from the can with a can opener that cuts off the outside not the inside of the end so its not sharp.The hinge can be made with...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 29-10-2017, 09:55
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Mark Swaby
John, your rod should be good enough but you...

John, your rod should be good enough but you possibly need to fish the feeder differently.I used to Match fish the Thames and won and placed in quite a few winter league matches far bank feeder...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 29-10-2017, 09:39
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Mark Swaby
posted twice,so deleted

posted twice,so deleted
Forum: Barbel Talk 25-10-2017, 08:55
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Mark Swaby
William, people will always have their favorite...

William, people will always have their favorite barbel float rod,myself if fishing for barbel then i use an old Drennan tench float rod or a preston sentient power float rod.In winter i catch a lot...
Forum: Barbel Talk 25-10-2017, 00:26
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Mark Swaby
Probably a bit late in the season to start float...

Probably a bit late in the season to start float fishing for Barbel its usually best summer/autumn.If you know an area where they concentrate in the winter then that's where to go now.If you have a...
Forum: Barbel Talk 17-10-2017, 17:53
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Mark Swaby
Get yourself some Aquasure wader repair, put the...

Get yourself some Aquasure wader repair, put the waders on a table, flatten the waders around the tear put something flat and non sticky inside(like a piece of plastic on a book) stretch the waders...
Forum: Barbel Talk 17-10-2017, 11:51
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Mark Swaby
Many thanks to all that sorted the new tree.

Many thanks to all that sorted the new tree.
Forum: Barbel Talk 16-10-2017, 15:20
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mark Swaby
Do you think the spike added to the length of...

Do you think the spike added to the length of your Hair Jason, so made it easy for the fish to avoid the hook point,the aligner will keep it tight to the back if so.
Forum: Barbel Talk 14-10-2017, 13:52
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mark Swaby
Were they the Taska ones with the ring Jason ?,...

Were they the Taska ones with the ring Jason ?, if so the ring fits on the gardner pop up hook aligner well and make things very tidy,the boilie is then held in the correct place.They work well and...
Forum: Barbel Talk 13-10-2017, 10:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mark Swaby
That's what we suspected at the time Alex,...

That's what we suspected at the time Alex, Something to do with the American Base
Forum: Other Species Fishing 11-10-2017, 18:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By Mark Swaby
What a fantastic day's float fishing Graham,a...

What a fantastic day's float fishing Graham,a very special bit of water,Golden bream now that's a new species.
Forum: Barbel Talk 10-10-2017, 22:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mark Swaby
30 blooming years wondering possibly blown in one...

30 blooming years wondering possibly blown in one post Chris.The light did not loose height and was horizontal for a couple of miles though.But yes there were military bases in the area,just had a...
Forum: Fishing related classified 10-10-2017, 22:00
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Mark Swaby
Might be worth logging onto the lone angler site...

Might be worth logging onto the lone angler site and then ringing up the stockists on the site to see if the shops have any.
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