I've just got back into fishing and have had some great sport on the Swale at Cundall Lodge. I didn't know fish grew that big! I've had 4 Barbel(2 @ 8lbs+ & 2 @ 5lbs) in three sessions! Although I'm over the moon with this success I've lost a few fish on the strike.I'm using an open feeder full of all sorts of particles, with a ledger stop on 8lb line straight through to size 10 hooks with meat. A very simple rig. The fish seem to be taking it but I keep missing, on a number of occasions I've felt the fish but I seem to be pulling it out of their mouths without the hook penetrating. Any advice please would be very welcome because the tally of four would be into double figures by now!