DRABLING (in Angling). A method of catching barbel. Take a strong line of six yards; which, before fastening to the rod, must be put through a piece of lead, that if the fish bite, it may slip to and fro, and that the water may sometimes move it on the ground: bait with a lob-worm, by the motion of which the barbel will be enticed into the danger without suspicion. Running waters near piles, or under wooden bridges, are the best places for this sport.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
|Are you aware that Google is offering +1 to Everyone? Share your +1 with Every One of Your Friends by looking for the +1 on websites everywhere!" |
If you liked this site, click
Order Online 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year