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Lee Swords Fishing Blog May 2019…Comizo fishing!

It has been a hard few weeks of late, I don't generally flourish in the Closed Season and this years Closed Season has been especially...

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A self analysis of my barbel fishing on the Trent….Am I just too inclusive to get myself a proper beast??

Barbel Fishing on the Trent....Am I just too inclusive to get myself a proper beast?? But do I really want to change the way I...

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Barbel hooks….getting to the point of it

What are you looking for when seeking out good barbel hooks? And who makes the best hooks for barbel?

That is a question I am often...

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Time to go nocturnal on the Trent and avoid sun stroke!!

July 2013 may well go down as one of England's rare summers! I can remember 1977 and I can vividly remember the day it all ended...

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Barbel baits…Tweaks and Twists

Barbel baits come in many sizes and many shapes, for me long passed are the days when a big lump of Spam would be my...

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Trent Fever … “FORTUNE”

Closely related to and following on from "Trent Fever...

Fame". Trent Fever ...Fortune, is a strange illness that drives anglers to do strange things. Read More »

Barbel fishing…Struggling to get a bite during the day, have all the barbel turned vampire!?!

Here is an old barbel based article that was published in the Anglingstar some six or seven years ago, I actually smiled as I read...

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The Hook Bait Company


I like the stuff produced by the Hook Bait Company, because I generally don't like using mainstream hookbaits that have been  produced by the billion, that  has never...

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The “Zen of Carbology” part II (The good the bad and the ugly)

The Loop Rig and the "fixed" Carp Clip Bolt rig are not included in my “Good Rigs Guide” for one reason and one reason alone,...

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Trent Fever IV…FAME.

Trent Fever affects people in many ways, for some it is simply a personal obsession with the Trent, for others it is something altogether different that they crave,...

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