The One That Got Away…

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Settle down, make yourself comfortable and prepare to be filled with disbelief, for the tale I am about to tell will be doubted far and wide but I swear to Continue Reading →

Effective Barbel Rigs – Part Two

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After reading Part One I’m sure that some of you were left thinking, “Is that it? Surely there’s more to it than that! It’s not fair! You must be keeping a secret Continue Reading →

Effective Barbel Rigs – Part One

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Since appearing on Sky TV’s Tight Lines programme with Keith Arthur a few weeks ago I’ve received a huge number of enquiries asking me to explain in detail my barbel Continue Reading →

Carbology Explained – by Lee Swords

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Carbology Explained – by Lee Swords. Part 1… (of several…) Carbelling: The fusing of barbel fishing and carp fishing Carbology: The science of catching barbel using techniques evolved from those Continue Reading →

The Making Of Barbel Days And Ways

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Read the inside story… It’s barely a year since Stu (Walker) announced that he was going to film our sturgeon adventure. He’d bought a camcorder, read the instruction manual and Continue Reading →

Floodwater Barbel

Now and then I get this irresistible urge to put the record straight. Okay, it might ruffle a few feathers but if I don’t do it who else will? Anglers Continue Reading →