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  1. Darren Hawen

    32" Landing Nets

    https://barbel.co.uk/forum/threads/32-landing-nets.17630/post-271160 I got a 36" from him a little while back. Excellent net plus a solid spreader block.
  2. Darren Hawen

    Flavoured meat

    If sealing baits by frying, a leakage of what are you potentially preventing? I'm not a fryer myself and use meat as it is from the can.
  3. Darren Hawen

    Wanted spare spools x2 for 6000 OC's

    Thanks for the heads up Peter. Too late for me now though as spools already delivered. Cheers
  4. Darren Hawen

    Wanted spare spools x2 for 6000 OC's

    As per title, if anyone has any they'd like to re-home then please let me know. Cheers
  5. Darren Hawen


    3 for me this season, one club also has a good exchange ticket which gives me some more good river options so gives me water on the Thames, Wey, Loddon and Kennet to fish. Can't wait to get going this year.
  6. Darren Hawen

    Avon Roach Project turn their attention to barbel

    Some clubs are being proactive with regards to habitat improvement. A club I'm a member of thats done some great work on one of their Kennet stretches regarding gravels and flow is now seeing juvenile barbel (not dye marked) showing the last 2 seasons. Strimming the banks to make things look...
  7. Darren Hawen

    Hook keeper

    A thread from earlier this year Paul, might be of use. https://barbel.co.uk/forum/threads/keeper-rings.18763/
  8. Darren Hawen

    The Method

  9. Darren Hawen

    Hello from new member

    Welcome Kevin and good luck for the new season.
  10. Darren Hawen

    River Thames

    Oxford and District Angling Association maybe
  11. Darren Hawen

    Cork vs Duplon

    Cork all the way, well not quite all the way..
  12. Darren Hawen

    Bob Gill built Harrison Torrix 2lb tc 11' twin tip avon/quiver**No longer for sale**

    Thanks Bob, hope all's well. The area of the Kennet I'd bought it for is now a shadow of what it was unfortunately so now fish elsewhere. The good barbel swims that were there are now just nice areas of bank next to the river. Darren
  13. Darren Hawen

    Bob Gill built Harrison Torrix 2lb tc 11' twin tip avon/quiver**No longer for sale**

    As per title, I bought this rarity from Bob around 6 years ago and is in excellent used condition. Fuji K series rings. The rod has an ultra matt finish with - Cobalt blue whipping with metallic blue tracer. Fuji vss reel seat with wind down fore grip. Cork handle with flattened section...
  14. Darren Hawen

    BBBB -Big baits, big barbel?

    Have been using hig meat baits on the Kennet when conditions allow primarily so I've still got a bait on due the dreaded Crays...
  15. Darren Hawen

    BBBB -Big baits, big barbel?

    Agree Jim, a 13lb barbel is a big barbel.