River Wye Up Date – Rob Wootton for Pole Fishing

So I’m out yesterday shooting a feature for Pole Fishing magazine on the beautiful river Wye. After five hours of fishing and heavy feeding I’ve managed plenty of chub but not a barbel then the local balliff turns up and tells me that the barbel sit further out so after all the pics are done I make up a lead rod and chuck a bomb (didn’t have any feeders with) with a single pellet across to the exact spot he tells me – two minutes later I’m playing a cracking barbel of about six pounds… Talk about local knowledge!!!

Rob Wootton