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Forum: Barbel Talk 22-09-2017, 13:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Steve Lewis
Indeed, very many good points and sensible...

Indeed, very many good points and sensible suggestions in the thread so far.

One which hasn't been mentioned that could also be of use is to consider investing in an extra long landing net handle....
Forum: Barbel Talk 12-09-2017, 13:12
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Steve Lewis
All I know is that the stocking had the...

All I know is that the stocking had the involvement of "several" clubs. There are 4 that I know of that have control of stretches along much of the whole length and, I think I'm right in saying,...
Forum: Barbel Talk 12-09-2017, 12:20
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Steve Lewis
Barbel stocked in the Somerset Levels

First (small) barbel starting to be caught from the river Brue in Somerset apparently, having been stocked by the EA just under a year ago in association with several clubs. Still only babies at...
Forum: Barbel Talk 09-09-2017, 11:29
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By Steve Lewis
And your boilie baits...

And your boilie baits...
Forum: Barbel Talk 09-09-2017, 11:28
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Steve Lewis
Jonathan Do you mean the ruckbag with the...

Jonathan

Do you mean the ruckbag with the chair that slips in between your back and the bag?

If so, then no - I don't have the same problem.

Have you got the chair facing the right way? The...
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-09-2017, 12:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Steve Lewis
It would probably fall in. Half an hour of dirty...

It would probably fall in. Half an hour of dirty water footage and the odd minnow - coming soon on Steve's Finest Catches.
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-09-2017, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Steve Lewis
Well, to be fair to Neil it's only partly this. ...

Well, to be fair to Neil it's only partly this.

I just fancy a different challenge than the usual haunts.

But thanks for all the tips - all taken on board.
Forum: Barbel Talk 04-09-2017, 12:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Steve Lewis
Cabbage tips?

Gents

Am already formulating a plan for next summer's fishing, and am considering a "Cabbage Campaign". As the title suggests, targeting barbel in one of the few places they're most likely to get...
Forum: Barbel Talk 04-09-2017, 12:09
Replies: 40
Views: 4,013
Posted By Steve Lewis
The Korum chair is more than acceptable for an...

The Korum chair is more than acceptable for an all dayer, but if you're thinking of overnight or a few days, then you probably do want something more geared towards that - don't forget that...
Forum: Barbel Talk 04-09-2017, 08:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Steve Lewis
I've always favoured triangular nets, and last...

I've always favoured triangular nets, and last season I replaced all of my old ones with Korum folding nets. I tend to use the 28" one for all of my non-pike river fishing and they are proven to...
Forum: Barbel Talk 29-08-2017, 15:12
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By Steve Lewis
Oh, don't worry - although in used (and very...

Oh, don't worry - although in used (and very definitely NOT showroom) condition, they're in a pretty good state and, for the most part, with original fixings and fittings intact. They're bagged up...
Forum: Barbel Talk 29-08-2017, 13:41
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By Steve Lewis
Hardys and B James. There was a Richard Walker...

Hardys and B James. There was a Richard Walker float rod in there. My mate's still got them, although they are securely wrapped up and stored in the garage as mementos.

I just didn't get on with...
Forum: Barbel Talk 29-08-2017, 12:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,319
Posted By Steve Lewis
Interesting thread, and interesting for me as a,...

Interesting thread, and interesting for me as a, ahem, "younger" poster (although 40 is just on the horizon), with my retirement age being that much older (currently 67, fully expecting that to have...
Forum: Barbel Talk 29-08-2017, 12:47
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By Steve Lewis
Kudos to you guys who use them. Growing up...

Kudos to you guys who use them.

Growing up with A Passion For Angling and Yatesy being one of my fishing heroes, one of the first things I wanted to do was use a split cane rod but, in the days...
Forum: Barbel Talk 29-08-2017, 12:36
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Steve Lewis
The best one I've ever used was a 4m Browning one...

The best one I've ever used was a 4m Browning one that I had 20 years ago. Unfortunately I left it at a lake a long time ago and never saw it again. They're not made any more and for the life of me...
Forum: Barbel Talk 18-08-2017, 16:42
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Steve Lewis
Same as Dave T - the twist on it (which was then...

Same as Dave T - the twist on it (which was then - 20 years ago - and still is now) about the worst of any well known brand I've ever used. I lost count of the number of major birds nests I had due...
Forum: Barbel Talk 05-08-2017, 15:56
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Steve Lewis
A strong wind in any direction is a well known...

A strong wind in any direction is a well known killer on the Somerset levels for all species. But that's more down to the peaty soil being churned up and increasing the acidity in the water, which...
Forum: Barbel Talk 20-07-2017, 08:43
Replies: 38
Views: 2,495
Posted By Steve Lewis
Something I experimented with on the Bristol Avon...

Something I experimented with on the Bristol Avon last season. In my experience I found that giving each swim 20 minutes or so without any pre-baiting and then moving onto the next one had more fish...
Forum: Barbel Talk 16-07-2017, 11:48
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Steve Lewis
Also one of my lifelong bugbears, in everyday...

Also one of my lifelong bugbears, in everyday life not just fishing. Particularly annoying in everyday life when there are generally bins so close.

I always pick up any litter I find in a swim...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 13-07-2017, 12:40
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Steve Lewis
This is the second series. The first series got...

This is the second series. The first series got pretty decent viewing figures (in relative terms given that it's a niche sports show on ITV4), so it already has a built-in audience.

They...
Forum: Barbel Talk 23-06-2017, 11:33
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Steve Lewis
Sorry Dave, no idea. I live too far away from...

Sorry Dave, no idea. I live too far away from that area for it to be a consideration for me (Lacock is about as far North as I go) so, whilst I am aware of both clubs' existence and the waters they...
Forum: Barbel Talk 22-06-2017, 12:42
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Steve Lewis
Andy Further to my post yesterday, I've...

Andy

Further to my post yesterday, I've confirmed today that the Amalgamated club has lost Queenfield Farm, so some 2 miles of quality fishing near you shorn off (ticket price remains the same, of...
Forum: Barbel Talk 21-06-2017, 12:35
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Steve Lewis
Yep, as Stuart says Amalgamated probably has the...

Yep, as Stuart says Amalgamated probably has the best of the BA of the main clubs. You could also look at Chippenham AC. They haven't got loads of water, but what they do have is nice - with some...
Forum: Barbel Talk 17-06-2017, 18:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By Steve Lewis
Lures for pike on the Somerset levels for a...

Lures for pike on the Somerset levels for a change. One take, which I failed to hook properly, all day and that was the only bit of action for me. But it seemed everyone struggled yesterday as...
Forum: Barbel Talk 12-06-2017, 12:21
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Steve Lewis
Ditto. After all, I've bought both club tickets...

Ditto. After all, I've bought both club tickets and a rod licence so I have nothing to hide and am above board. I'm always curious as to why others, who have also furnished themselves with the...
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