After being given information about a 200yd stretch of the river where 2 barbel have been reputed to have been caught already this season I spent an evening searching water with a few pints of maggots and my trotting gear.
Despite being subjected to an all out assault by the rivers minnow population i have found a lovely undercut bank which drops away to an 8ft hollow. I reckon this little pot of a swim gove fish excellent cover and a steady supply of food. Next time I get the time, I will be leaving the maggots at home and using two tip rods, one with luncheon meat, the other halibut pellet. Maybe i will even do a little pre-baiting.