Lol sounds like a rod retention issue rather than an alarm issue! Assume you use snag ears / butt cups etc? If you're a heavy sleeper suggest you get alarms with a remote and position near your head whilst kipping and maybe get some Jag rod lockers / bungee straps to ensure you don't lose your rods! To be honest I rarely night fish for barbel (only fishing into first hour of darkness) so am always on the rods but I do for Carp and fishing with tight clutches you need to ensure you wake up to a single loud bleep . . .Woke this morning from a sort of sleep lol,to see my left hand rod down in the margin, reeled in and it was snagged, left it while seeing to my other rod,then returned to a nice chub about 5lb,it had taken my bait from near middle river without any indication on my alarm
What lead setup Mark?Fox mini microns and i did have them turned up full
Yes mate,line down the margin not rod,feeder and korum bolt and run rigWhat lead setup Mark?
Semi-fixed leads (i.e. leadclip) can sometimes allow the fish to kite without giving any indication on the bobbin. I recall seeing it demonstrated on Korda Underwater.
I assume you mean line down the margin as opposed to the rod/reel had come off rod rest and ended up down the margin
Not in disagreement Jim! Didn't say an alarm replaces the senses; however to be that alert throughout the session is unrealistic - you cant touch leger when you're going for a p*ss unless you perhaps keep an arm outstretched - with two rods undertaking this bodily function with loops between fingers it would be amusing to witness!Sorry chris but we will have to agree to disagree, no way will alarms beat eyes and fingers, and to say you never had a three foot twich from a barbel, however light you set a cluch, i rest my case m'lud