On my last couple of trips out, I have been experiencing the Barbel 'tremble'! You have all probably experienced yourselves, where the rod tip visibly shudders and you are poised waiting and ready to pull into a good fish, or not! What I want to know is, do you strike at these indications or do you sit on your hands so to speak and wait for the wrap round. Some anglers advocate striking at the slightest movement while others belong to the 'wait for the wrap round' brigade. Are Barbel actually mouthing the bait during these trembles or is the bait merely being moved by fish grubbing about on the bottom, thus causing this trembling ? Should we wait for a more positive indication (ie a wrap round bite) or are we losing out on more fish by doing so? I would be interested in any replies.
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