BARBEL FISHING rigs have become complicated for some anglers - but we bring you one that's easy to create and highly effective, especially when fishing with boilies.
Boilies, in all their varieties, are a brilliant barbel fishing bait and it pays to fish them on the simplest of rigs.
It is important to nail a hook bait firmly to the bottom, preferably on a bed of feed that keeps barbel grubbing around until they come across an irresistible hook bait.
This basic barbel fishing rig is primarily a self-hooking set-up. It relies on a heavy bomb and a short hook length to ensure any barbel that sucks in the bait is pricked and hooks itself to produce that fierce bite that makes fishing for the species so exciting.
Boilies can be paste wrapped, or cut to sizes and shapes that will fool wary barbel that are used to a standard round hook bait, although a standard round boilie is often very acceptable!
Good luck with your barbel fishing this season! If you catch a big fish of any species, email pictures and info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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