I’ve got a really bad back at the moment, but yesterday - with the help of some painkillers - I thought I’d risk an hour or so on the local river. A bit of wandering about barbel spotting.
Spotting them wasn’t particularly difficult but most didn’t even want to look at a bait. I did find three takers; about 5lb, 3½lb and a beautifully conditioned 7lb 1oz above. And I can really feel it now!