During the last twenty years there have been dramatic developments in barbel fishing. This volume comprehensively covers the modern barbel fishing scene, discusses the size of the fish caught and illustrates the changes that have taken place in tackle, tactics and bait. There are individual chapters written by experts on each major barbel river in England. Each expert is also a member of the Barbel Catchers Club.
The Barbel Catchers Club is organized by dedicated barbel anglers and has a strong social base. Mick Wood who is chairman of the Barbel Catchers Club and Bob Singleton who is also a member have compiled this volume.