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Forum: Other Species Fishing 30-11-2017, 17:58
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Dave Taylor
Hi George, .. I donít often float fish after dark...

Hi George, .. I donít often float fish after dark but have both this and last year utilised drennan sliding pike floats as a means of fishing for barbel in far bank slacks when thereís been constant...
Forum: Barbel Basics and Juniors Forum 29-11-2017, 20:54
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Dave Taylor
If you know the swims it can be worthwhile...

If you know the swims it can be worthwhile fishing before dawn James.
Some years back on a mild February morning I got up at some ridiculous time , ..drove the 20 miles to a favourite venue and was...
Forum: Barbel Talk 28-11-2017, 13:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By Dave Taylor
Saved £130 quid on a decent Nikon camera...

Saved £130 quid on a decent Nikon camera yesterday ( Cyber Monday) ,.. hopefully it will improve self takes!
Also brought some extras such as remote shutter release fob and gorilla pod which I note...
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-11-2017, 12:03
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Dave Taylor
Beautifully proportioned barbel Mark,......

Beautifully proportioned barbel Mark,... congratulations.:)
Forum: Other Species Fishing 03-11-2017, 19:06
Replies: 745
Views: 137,665
Posted By Dave Taylor
Those Hardys are good arenít they! Sounds like...

Those Hardys are good arenít they!
Sounds like you had a good day mate.🙂
Forum: Barbel Talk 02-11-2017, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Dave Taylor
As has been mentioned,.. a good OS map, a bit of...

As has been mentioned,.. a good OS map, a bit of diplomacy and legwork can get a result, worked well for my dad on both pond and rivers.
Worth remembering that fishing rights donít always form part...
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-11-2017, 09:12
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Dave Taylor
Been there, done that! Made one for the Avon...

Been there, done that!
Made one for the Avon years ago, using bait box with a hinged alloy perforated mesh flap.
The weight when loaded nearly dislocated yer wrist, ... needed a broomstick to...
Forum: Barbel Talk 31-10-2017, 13:22
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dave Taylor
Similar thing happened on my old Korum Neo. twin...

Similar thing happened on my old Korum Neo. twin tip John. I considered it a reasonable budget barbel rod until the screw - down reel fitting parted company with the securing clamp. Put me off them...
Forum: Barbel Talk 30-10-2017, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 3,429
Posted By Dave Taylor
I gave SB krill a go on the Stour a couple of...

I gave SB krill a go on the Stour a couple of years ago and couldnít get past the eels, ... they loved it!
So not selective enough for my barbel fishing unfortunately.:(
Forum: Barbel Talk 28-10-2017, 08:45
Replies: 59
Views: 6,490
Posted By Dave Taylor
I want one of those! Youíre a bad man Bob!:D

I want one of those!
Youíre a bad man Bob!:D
Forum: Barbel Talk 16-10-2017, 13:01
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Dave Taylor
Very spooky for past hour here,... almost like a...

Very spooky for past hour here,... almost like a partial eclipse.
Forum: Barbel Talk 14-10-2017, 12:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By Dave Taylor
Iíve used them for years Jason,... mostly for...

Iíve used them for years Jason,... mostly for match sized boilies.
I make my own from cheap fine wire eyed 10ís.
Bait stays on well and gives good presentation. Like them for winter chub fishing...
Forum: Other Species Fishing 10-10-2017, 08:16
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By Dave Taylor
A good day indeed Graham,.. used to catch quite a...

A good day indeed Graham,.. used to catch quite a few Broach from the Royalty years ago. See you later,.. if youíre not to knackered !;)
Forum: Barbel Talk 08-10-2017, 22:01
Replies: 34
Views: 1,924
Posted By Dave Taylor
A bespoke rod made to your specs, ... it will...

A bespoke rod made to your specs, ... it will always remain special.:)
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-10-2017, 16:54
Replies: 68
Views: 3,004
Posted By Dave Taylor
Mike,.. I was under the impression that mink...

Mike,.. I was under the impression that mink traps were in place to control the species. When out on the Havon some months back I spoke to a young guy who had driven across the water meadows in a 4x4...
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-10-2017, 16:03
Replies: 68
Views: 3,004
Posted By Dave Taylor
Jason,.. I totally understand your viewpoint,.. I...

Jason,.. I totally understand your viewpoint,.. I too get despondent and often cynically wonder if much of what we anglers have witnessed over the past 20 odd years is irreversible.
That said, I...
Forum: Barbel Talk 06-10-2017, 10:49
Replies: 68
Views: 3,004
Posted By Dave Taylor
Any reliable evidence that will shine a light on...

Any reliable evidence that will shine a light on predator impact on fisheries is fine by me.
I agree that data collated by those with a vested interest will be discounted by many, and I also...
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-10-2017, 18:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Dave Taylor
Agreed Terry,..( and my back after a few hours) ....

Agreed Terry,..( and my back after a few hours) . Have tried fingerless gloves but donít really get on with them. :o
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-10-2017, 13:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Dave Taylor
I used to go into pike mode during October and...

I used to go into pike mode during October and pray for high pressure and good water clarity. Nowadays it’s the opposite, and the barbel gear never gets put away.
That said, .. October is the month...
Forum: Barbel Talk 01-10-2017, 12:39
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Dave Taylor
John's OP got me thinking about the maturation...

John's OP got me thinking about the maturation age of barbel compared with other UK freshwater species. Some of the data states a female barbel may have to survive until 5- 8 years of age before...
Forum: Barbel Talk 27-09-2017, 19:03
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Dave Taylor
Happy birthday Graham,... wherever you go don't...

Happy birthday Graham,... wherever you go don't opt for the long walk,... blokes your age should stick to the car park swims and leave the rest to us youngsters!
:D:D
Forum: Barbel Talk 22-09-2017, 18:49
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Dave Taylor
PVA mesh for me as well. Takes less than a minute...

PVA mesh for me as well. Takes less than a minute to tie a bag,.. I either use a pva clip or leave a long tag to tie to neck of an inline lead.
Forum: Barbel Talk 21-09-2017, 13:01
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Dave Taylor
Cheers Anthony,... certainly both longer and much...

Cheers Anthony,... certainly both longer and much cheaper than pukka accessories I've seen!
Forum: Barbel Talk 21-09-2017, 12:29
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Dave Taylor
Swings and roundabouts Paul. With the manual you...

Swings and roundabouts Paul. With the manual you obviously must be able to pull the toggle if you end up in the drink. There's been a few tragedies when anglers have suffered heart attacks and fallen...
Forum: Barbel Talk 21-09-2017, 10:03
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Dave Taylor
Many thanks for the replies so far guys,... I'm...

Many thanks for the replies so far guys,... I'm trying to get some advice from the pro,s regarding poles etc as none of the advertised accessories seem suitable.
Probably have to be a diy job.
Any...
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