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BARBEL fans had better watch out this summer as the nation’s favourite river species are in danger.

A new fish welfare warning has gone out as we have now had the official driest start to the spring and summer for 70 years, and our rivers are set to get even lower again.

And barbel experts have appealed for ultra cautious fish care for the fragile species.

To find out exactly how you should look after this fragile species read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.