Having enviously read Tigger's posts about his trotting expliots and the fantastic results he yields I have been desperate to try and create my own success.
Fishing the Warwickshire Avon I have be trying to catch a barbel whilst trotting with my centrepin.
Last Thursday, I nearly succeeded but unfortunately my rod snapped! I returned on Friday evening, armed to the teeth, and finally prevailed. it was a struggle in a fast paced swim, on a 'stepped up' float rod, with 6lb line, but I managed to land a beautiful fish of 5lb 130z. My arm was still shaking when I got to the pub an hour or so later.
There were also some great chunky chub to round off a brilliant 2 hours fishing.
Hopefully there's many more where that came from.