IT may be one of angling’s longest running debates, but the ‘barbed v barbless’ argument has once again reared it head amongst passionate anglers.
In this week’s Angling Times, top carp angler Ben Hamilton and fishery owner and top all rounder Ian Heaps exchange their views on the issue.
Anglers are often split down the middle regards which type of hook is best for fish welfare and which gives the best and most reliable hook hold.
And Angling Times wants to know what you think.
Whether you reckon barbless hooks loose you fish, or that barbs aren’t necessary, let us know by clicking on the ‘Add Comment’ tab below.