I don't disagree with what's been said. Aside from a particular section of Trent I fish occasionally, though, I'd say the barbel fishing itself has pretty well dried up, with fewer people interested, having anything to report or discuss. Over the last decade, one of the rivers I fished for barbel has gone from half a dozen fish on a summer evening being likely, to a capture every several trips being possible, but by no means guaranteed. Another - the Trent above Nottingham - has changed from a place where you might catch several in a day, to a place where fishing into dark in helpful conditions might get one but might well not. The fish, when you get one, may be older and bigger, but the ratio of catching to waiting is not everybody's cup of tea. Much as I used to enjoy barbel fishing, and I'd caught them on a good few rivers, it hardly occurs to me now to set out for them. The lack of barbel posts may be connected to changing styles or posting elsewhere, but the reason I've rarely got anything to say about them is that the fishing itself has changed so much.