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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 09:52 am
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van_straaten
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Good day all my fellow Barbel hunters

I need some fast last min tips !!!

Going to the vaal river at 4:00 today wont be back till sunday (wil post the pics)

I will be fishing for carp just to get a few heads and then its me and the barbel. the river is only 150m wide but deep  (average 16M)  . there are no ovehaning trees or reeds there is however clifs (no birds nests)  on both sides of the grass patch where we fish ..

should i try next to the clifs or go for deeper water in the middle is 16m to deep ?

Anny advise welcome

 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 10:34 am
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how many rods you taking?

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 10:54 am
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deisel wrote: how many rods you taking?

hey deisel long time no see!

im also leaving later today!

try the clif!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 11:01 am
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a floating line close to the cliff if there is little to no current.

Other one in the middle cyrril....

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 11:14 am
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there can be a maximum of 7 rods in the water without it being to crowded.

There is some current but nothing to write home about its realy realy slow

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 Posted: Mon Oct 26th, 2009 07:27 pm
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Ok so here is how it went
NOT WELL AT ALL

I caught 18 + barbel but not one of them more than 6 kg
I tried switching baits + sizes it just seems all the smaller barbel were getting to the bait first

What can be done about this ? (even bigger bait)

Advice would be great
Here is the biggest one

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 Posted: Mon Oct 26th, 2009 07:32 pm
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Bigger bait

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 Posted: Wed Oct 28th, 2009 09:21 am
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I caught an 18KG cat last week at the Vaal Dam on a grassie head. Now looking for the 25 - 30 KG to call.

Can't post pic ...

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 02:09 pm
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saw an article on barbel fishing which spoke about the same thing.... i'll find it and post it in a bit... it said something about all the small ones feed together and the big ones feed just off the main spot so you should set up a spot and then when you see a big one throw for it... of set another rod near by for a big one with a big bait.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 02:25 pm
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How many 'stalkers' have spent hours in vain trying to separate the biggest fish in a group before making the first cast?� After all, we mustn�t spook the big one by catching a smaller fish must we?� On one occasion I had around 20 moderate barbel and two better ones on my feed.� As I was fishing between school runs, my time was limited and with no time for messing about, I decided to fish and hope but an interesting thing happened.� Over the first three hours, I caught five barbel between 4 and 61bs.� Then the group of moderate fish dispersed leaving only the two bigger fish between which I then caught in two casts ‑ 7.1 and 7.15.� If we accept that barbel do not shoal in the true sense of the word, as say roach and bream do but merely congregate in favourable areas, then I believe that I had two separate groups of fish in one swim.� Catching a few moderate fish caused the 'moderate group' to disperse leaving the seemingly undisturbed 'bigger group' behind.� This observation was very soon to be a key one, even if my theory was wrong.



A couple of weeks later, a bloke I had bumped into told me of a group of fish in an area I had never fished that were 'uncatchable'.� During a short daytime session, I decided to put some hemp in the swim and leave it while I fished elsewhere.� The swim did not allow me to do this because within seconds of putting a pint of hemp in a foot of water ten feet from the bank, I saw barbel emerging from the downstream willow.� There were six fish and two at least looked as if they might be doubles.� I watched in disbelief that two such fish were feeding avidly in front of me on a stretch where the club record had just gone to 9.11.� They fed for about five minutes so I topped up the feed and they re-emerged but unfortunately so did a couple of dozen smaller fish.� Bugger!� Then I recalled that earlier session and decided to go for it.� Loose feeding hemp and corn, fishing corn on a size 10 Super Specialist to 81b Maxima and a four foot tail, I soon caught a couple of barbel of around 5‑61bs.� Still the six big ones fed but my next three fish were all around the six pound mark.�� After about three hours and these five captures the moderate fish dispersed completely but only four of the six big ones remained, hanging a little further downstream than before.� One of the two biggest was feeding in a very specific area between the edge of the willow and a large rock.� This channel was barely 18" wide and being a little further out than the first area I had fed.� I immediately started to have problems with dead blanket weed fouling my line.� This problem was solved by means of a back lead eight feet up the line and since my mainline would be pinned to the riverbed, I reduced the hook length to 12", the long tail no longer being required.� I cast out two grains of corn into the channel once the fish had gone and fired out some more hemp.� The big one soon returned and started to feed hard.� After what seemed like an eternity the barbel had still not taken my hookbait and I felt sure she was avoiding it.� Then, with 15 minutes to packing up time the rod flew round and I was in the rarest of Yorkshire barbel angling predicaments, knowing for certain that I was attached to a double.� The fish weighed 101bs 7oz, the result of thirteen years of effort and more than 1100 Wharfe barbel.

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