Evening fellas, Iv never done any good in winter for barbel, just wanting a few tips if possible
If I was still a teenager, and they (Athena ... remember?) did a poster of above post, I'd probably have it on my bedroom wallI like this time of year especially, the pressure is off to catch, if you blank you have a ready made excuse, but this is the time from now, all the way to the end of the season records can be broken, and that is exciting.
Not that I expect to catch a record Barbel but the barbel are at their heaviest and for me just a couple or so hours on the bank is enough.
Most if not all the boat traffic is gone on the Warks Avon, as have a large amount of anglers too, it really is a bit special when you feel the weather gives you an outside chance of a 'lump'.
And not least meat plays a part now, the Eels are less active so non of those annoying tap taps, and nibbled bait.
Remember Haloween 2016? The night was warm, in the 20's, and the Severn record went, I even managed a 13 plus as did a fair few on here too, that was pure magic, it's why we do it.