Top barbel fishing tips

Big barbel rivers like the Nottinghamshire Trent can be daunting but approached in the right way, they will  give up their secrets like a blushing bride on her wedding day.

Being a local boy who went from match angler to speci-boy, Rik was practically born and raised on the banks of the Trent and so he knows the river and what makes its barbel population tick better than anyone.

Here he reveals his top three tips for getting the most out of barbel fishing on big rivers like the Trent, although these are tactics that will work on most middle and lower stretches that contain good heads of barbel.
To watch the video, click the image below.