|A brace of summer Wye barbel|
A cold, hay fever, heavy rain and a flooded River Wye. Good reasons not to go barbel fishing! But I went anyway and I'm glad I did! I wanted to try out the new Dynamite Baits CarpTec Boilies on the Wye's plentiful stocks of barbel. Recently the brightly coloured, fruity flavours, like the Banana, Plum and Strawberry boilies, have been a hit with both the carp and tench in our local lakes and I thought the fishy baits in the range might work well on the river. I was right! A couple of short afternoon/evening sessions have produced the first barbel of this season with fish to 8lb 4oz hoovering up both the Mussel & Shellfish and Spicy Squid flavours. Chub have also approved of these new baits, a fish of just over 4lb being the biggest so far. A resounding success for these boilies and I'm sure the dark red coloured Crab & Crayfish flavour would do the business as well. Tackle wise all the fish were taken on 10lb breaking strain Sufix Synergy reel line with size 8 Drennan Super Specialist Barbel hooks tied to 12lb breaking strain fluorocarbon hooklengths and fished with running 3oz Korda Big Grippa leads. A tried and tested, tough, reliable set up. So, give these new boilies a go! They're all available now and with eight different flavours and colours to choose from there's something for most species.
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