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PAT GILLETT’S SEPTEMBER 2014 FISHING DIARY

When Pat Gillett isn’t in France fishing for carp you’ll find him bankside at a number of English rivers. Here’s his September diary so far… Tuesday 2nd September – Upper Trent Back to a stretch I had not fished since the start of the season. Once again I wanted a swim which was flat and […]

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Pat Gillett’s August 2014 Fishing Diary

When Pat Gillett isn’t in France fishing for carp you’ll find him bankside at a number of English rivers. This time he’s turned his rod to a nearby Estate lake. Here’s his diary so far… With the rivers still being very low and clear and the weather still being very warm, I decided to give […]

My first few weeks of the 2014 River Season

When Pat Gillett isn’t in France fishing for carp you’ll find him bankside at a number of English rivers. Here’s his diary so far… I had three trips in June, two to two different stretches of the Upper Trent and one to the Dove. These were pretty uneventful really, with just a chub of 4lb […]

How to use the Elips Pellet for Barbel Fishing

The humble trout type pellet has caught thousands of big barbel throughout Great Britain for as long as I can remember. Pellets comes in all shapes and sizes and have names like, high oil, carp pellets, Marine pellets, halibut pellets,etc. All are brilliant for catching barbel but usually the main problem that we have is […]

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Barbel Fishing Musings – Bivvies and Bite Alarms!

With more and more carp anglers trying their hand at barbel fishing, I see lots of anglers fishing behind 2 rods with bite alarms and even at times lying in their sleeping bags on their bed chairs inside a bivvy, as they would do in carp fishing, and paying more or less no attention at […]

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Pat Gillett’s October Fishing Diary

Pat Gillett’s monthly fishing diary installment, once again on the hunt for Barbel… Friday 4th October 2013 – Upper Trent Not much to say about this session really. The river was rising quickly (1.20m +) and with it came the inherent problem of loose weed (that really ‘dogs’ the Upper Trent) flowing downstream. This made […]

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Winter Barbel Fishing

Pat Gillett discusses a few of his thoughts on the quest for barbel in winter, how to pick your spot and take advantage of the climate. I was talking to one of my match angling friends at the other day and he was asking me how I go about locating barbel in the winter, especially on […]

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Pat Gillett’s September Fishing Diary

Pat Gillett is a real all-rounder when it comes to angling, and having spent 40 years doing it, he certainly knows a thing or two. Pat’s in pursuit of barbel in this September diary entry… Sunday 1st September 2013 – River Dove This was only my second trip of the season to the River Dove […]

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Pat Gillett’s August Fishing Diary

Pat Gillett is a real all-rounder when it comes to angling, and having spent 40 years doing it, he certainly knows a thing or two. Pat’s in pursuit of barbel in this August diary entry… Thursday 1st August 2013 – River Derwent This was to be the second trip of the season to the Derwent. […]

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Barbel Rigs and Bait

Following on from our recent barbel fishing posts (see here) this is a recent Q&A courtesy of the Quest Baits Blog… I have recently retired and returning to coarse fishing. Always enjoy chub and barbel fishing. Luckily I live on the River Wye. I’m a bit mesmerised by all the different tackle used etc.  Which […]

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The Barbel Rig

Another short video on barbel fishing by Paul Cooper, focusing on his rig of choice… Follow the links to watch Paul’s previous video barbel fishing on the River Dove and a short video on the essential barbel fishing tackle. You can also watch over 60 technical fishing videos on the Angling Lines website here.

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Barbel Fishing on the River Dove

Barbel fishing is enjoyed by many carp anglers so we thought we’d ask Paul Cooper to shoot a couple of videos for us. Here we join him on a July 2012 Barbel session on the River Dove. Paul explains his tactics and bait and we see carp and barbel to 16lb landed. You can watch […]

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Barbel Fishing Tackle

Barbel fishing is enjoyed by many carp anglers so we thought we’d ask Paul Cooper to shoot a couple of videos for us. Here we join him as he prepares for a Barbel session on the River Dove & Paul demonstrates all the essential items of tackle required. In a few days time (14th July) […]

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Winter Barbel & Chub – Tony Miles

From October onwards, my fishing became very disjointed and only really came back to normal in February. The main reason was a succession of health issues within the family, which saw me missing a lot of fishing and only going locally for a few hours when I could get out. Consequently, I was never able […]