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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2013 09:35 am
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Interesting watching the European method of calling Barbel using two wooden tuning forks on a hand line suspended just off the bottom, unfortunatly my bandwidth did not allow me to see the actual noise/process being done........ Speaking to a veteran fisherman on the weekend, he mentions seeing a type of horn being used to attract Barbel, generally similar to a vuvuzela. The idea being to speedly dip the flared end into the water creating a gloup gloup sound, anyone hear of this or have a picture?

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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2013 01:37 pm
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Yes I did saw it somewhere before and I think I might have it on my laptop somewhere. Will have a look but can't promise anything. I think they call it "clunking".

Our Roepstok works on the same principle but was developed for our SA conditions and our Sharptooth Catfish.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2013 07:10 pm
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I saw it on a program on the Wells Catfish in Spain, they were introduced into a river system I think is called the Avra or something like that. They originated in Germany where they are now farmed but do not grow as big as they do in Spain, the current record is 112kg. The bad thing is that they have over-taken the river with none of the local fish surviving. Anyway, long story short they use a caller that makes the "glub glub" sound on the surface of the water.

Please do not encourage Vuvuzela's, we have enough noise to contend with as it is. lol.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2013 07:15 am
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Thanks will google AVRA & Clunking - Made up a roepstok last week but the kids were "overly active" on the boat so yet to test it in a quiet spot .... A little scepticle
but intrigued (spelling?)

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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2013 10:03 am
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Its the river ebro in spain. And current record came out the river po in italy. You can buy clonking sticks from uk tackle stores. Haven't heard of any horns tho, nor have I seen them.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2013 10:18 am
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Thanks googled AVRA & Clunking to no avail, im sure it will come to light at some stage

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OK found something here http://www.zeiners.com/clonker.html
have my reservations though, seems like it's designed to catch the angler!

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sorry duplication

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OK found something here http://www.zeiners.com/clonker.html
have my reservations though, seems like it's designed to catch the angler!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2013 11:29 am
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They do work, but its takes time to get the sound right. Think f it this way, a catfish is oppertunistic hunter. You make a sound of something falling int he water or splshing it will come see if there is a meal. But make that sound to artificial and your done.

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http://www.kingofthepond.com/underwater-acoustics/ in this article they mention banning of clonkers in some areas of Europe

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I was close, avra/ebro, I saw this a long time ago.

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Search also for Klonking and Clonking... they use a wooden "klonk" to call the catfish...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECp_fbSQwuE

http://sportvissen.blog.nl/doe-het-zelf/2011/04/21/meerval-kwakhout-of-klonking

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when I was calling barbel at Bloemhof two weeks ago, the carp were swimming and jumping between me and the rod tip.. they were not scared at all

to really get the barbel goin, I had to call as hard as I physically could, and try and break the pumkinseed on the water I was hitting it that hard... that's what it took to get the bite. One of the biggest factors was a non-repetitive call, which is exactly what the clonking is not. Maybe it works for those cats, but our sharptooth definitely react better to a realistic/natural sounding disturbance

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