Polaroids? Check! Decent sized hooks? Check! With fresh water in the river - I hoped the barbel were on the feed. And I was soon into fish; a chub, an eel and eleven barbel found the net - no lost fish today!
I spotted my first big barbel of the summer between two weed beds and soon conned her into taking a bait - my first double of the season at 10lb 3oz - delighted! Nearly got run over taking the photo though!