Having found a shoal of barbel underneath a near bank snag I quietly lowered in 6 dropper full's and watched events. Almost instantly the barbel were on the feed and small fish were quickly pushed out of the way. As I only fish short morning sessions I decided to get my hook bait in and hopefully get an early fish, the bait was lowered into position and within a few minutes I saw a barbel turn on it's side while at the same time the rod tip hammered round, I just love visual fishing. After a spirited fight the fish was in the net, at around 8lb it was no monster but still great fun. I lowered in a couple more droppers and the fish came back on the feed. Placing my hook bait in position again it wasn't long before I had another fish in the net about the same size, a great end to the mornings fishing.
Below are a couple of shots I took a couple of years ago for an Angling Times feature showing the rig used, the only difference being I was using the new Drennan specimen hooks in a size 16 that I found worked really well.