Barbel

Barbel Fishing Q and A

What are the best barbel baits? In match-fishing waters, maggots are often best. On waters such as the Kennet or Avon anglers favour sausage meat, meat loaf, raw meat, or perhaps crayfish, a worm or a minnow. Cheese has always been successful, so too has bread paste flavoured with cheese. For float fishing try wheat, …

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Fishing for Barbel

On fast streamy waters between June and October, you might, if you know where to look, encounter the elusive barbel, perhaps the toughest of the river species Once the angler hooks his first barbel he will find himself equally hooked on barbel fishing. The sheer power and strength of this stubborn fighter has to be …

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