Is there carp in the River Derwent?

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The river offers all aspects of coarse fishing from fast gravelly shallows (specimen chub and barbel) to deep slow stretches (bream, roach, perch, pike, carp) and grayling, brown trout and dace are caught throughout.

Where can I fish on the River Derwent?

Stamford Bridge can offer prolific fishing (for the Derwent), particularly early season, with chub, roach, perch, barbel, dace and pike present in reasonable numbers. There is a public right of way along the top of the bank so beware of dog mess. The Association have two sections of the Derwent at Sutton.

What time of year is best for barbel fishing?

Muscular, torpedo-shaped bars of gold – for me, big barbel are the ultimate quarry for late summer and autumn. Many anglers rely on fishing during the hours of darkness to outwit the largest specimens, but big barbel can be readily caught throughout the day if you ensure you follow a few simple rules.

Where is the best barbel fishing UK?


Where is the best place to catch barbel?

In terms of swim choice on smaller rivers in low / normal water conditions, you will find barbel almost anywhere, from slow deep pools to fast shallow glides and everywhere in-between. I do however find that barbel love to be close by to some form of cover, be that weed, rafts, submerged snags or overhanging trees.

When can you fish the River Derwent?

Worm fishing is only allowed on the River Derwent at 4′ and above from 1st July to 30th September.

What bait is best for barbel?

Best Baits Effective baits include luncheon meat, maggots and sausage. Barbel often lurk in holes during the day, calling for fine tackle with small baits in order to tempt them out. Worms are generally considered the best bait for barbel.

Are barbel hard to catch?

Generally, barbel are not that difficult to catch – as long as you have them in your swim, of course! Moving swims is made much easier if you make a point of being organised with your tackle.

What should I look for when barbel fishing?

Where is biggest barbel caught UK?

Angling Times 23 September 2021 THE biggest barbel of the season has been landed from the River Thames, weighing an almighty 20lb 9oz and falling to the… Warks Avon barbel record smashed!

Where do barbel feed on a river?

They are fairly obvious to the naked eye, you can often get deep glides that hold barbel and also very shallow ones depending of the uniform of the river. These are good areas to look for barbel and often indicate a clear gravel bottom in which barbel love to feed over.

Are barbel fish good to eat?

Barbel roe is poisonous and causes vomiting and diarrhea in some people. However, the fish itself can be eaten and recipes are available in The Illustrated London Cookery Book by Frederick Bishop.

What size hooks for barbel fishing?

TRY USING SMALL HOOKS They also allow you to use smaller particles. There are many small hooks such as the Korum Specimen that are strong enough in size 14 and 12 to cope with big barbel. I use them for small baits such as 8mm pellets, mini boilies and single grains of corn.

Can you catch barbel on lures?

If you can get the cast right, watching a barbel pounce on your lure as it hits the bottom is an awesome sight. I’m amazed at how eager they can be to chase down a lure, often beating chub to it.

What fish are in the river Amber?

We get the trout and superb grayling fishing, for which the upper Derwent is renowned, but we also have an abundance of quality chub, perch, barbel and pike, for which the lower reaches are famous. If that’s not enough, our stretches hold large shoals of roach, dace and bream too!

Is the River Derwent navigable?

Act of Parliament. The lower river Derwent was made navigable under an Act of Parliament in 1720, until 1795 when traffic was stopped and owners of the Derby Canal took control.

Where does the River Derwent Rise?

The River Derwent rises on Bleaklow and Howden Moors at about 2065ft (630m) above sea level. From there it flows south for a mere 60 miles (97km) before merging with the River Trent not far south-east of Derby.

What fish are in the river Ouse York?

This is a very peaceful stretch of water, apart from the upstream end most of the river is lightly fished and if you want natural fishing this is it. Roach, dace, chub, gudgeon, perch and pike are the predominate species with the addition of occasional barbel, bream, grayling and trout.

Where can I fish on River Ouse York?

  • RSPCA / Landing Lane downstream to North Street Gardens, Terry Avenue (starting once you are past the residential moorings downstream, stopping once you reach the farmland)
  • River Ouse – west bank.
  • River Ouse – east bank.

Can you fish Ogston Reservoir?

Ogston Reservoir Ogston is one of the clubs original waters from it’s foundation in 1959. The water is stocked by the club with rainbow trout and can provide excellent fishing.

How long should a barbel rig be?

When it comes to length… if in doubt, go long! It’s not a well kept secret that may successful barbel anglers fish with hook lengths as long as 6 feet. Long hook lengths can be a leap of faith from carp anglers and method feeder fishers who are used to hook lengths measured in inches rather than feet.

Does barbel like cheese paste?

Cheese paste has a better consistency than bread and is attractive to most of our species of fish, I’ve had trout and eels and a mate had a pike on the stuff! But, in the main, I use it for chub and barbel although it is a top bait for carp and roach.

What Flavours do barbel like?

Fish-based boilies with krill, crab or crayfish flavouring are great for barbel. Fish one or two on a hair rig and break a few up as feed offerings in a PVA bag. Paste can be moulded it into whatever shape or size you like. It breaks down fairly easily, giving off particles that attract barbel upstream.

How do you set up a barbel rig?

Can you catch barbel on sweetcorn?

Naturally yellow (or occasionally red) in colour, sweetcorn’s brightness and uniform size makes it easy for fish to identify on the dark bed of the water. Sweetcorn is one of the top baits for carp, barbel, bream, tench and sometimes big roach, although most species would take it as a bait.

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