Woody Debris - What is it and why we like it.
- Category: Habitat Improvement
- Published: Monday, 20 December 2010 19:33
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Woody Debris Pt1 - What is it and why we like it.
You do not need to be a barbel angler for very long to work out that barbel like trees. Willows overhanging a steady glide make a classic barbel swim and trees actually in the water are even better. Even a piece of tree trunk or a stump on the river bed can attract barbel like a magnet and create a red hot, if snaggy swim. Not long after you fi gure this out, chance are that a gang of people will turn up with chainsaws and take it all away! Properly managed, woody debris in rivers can be very effective at creating great barbel swims without creating a risk to other river users or to the people who live near the river.
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