...To small river barbel!
Back to the Wandle for an afternoon that turned into an afternoon & evening. Result: 4 barbel, 1 roach, 1 dace, 1 eel and a crab! Hit the two pound mark with an exactly 2lb barbel (photo above) - they are getting bigger (slowly). Never caught a crab in freshwater before, must be a foreigner, unfortunately the photo didn't come out.
Update: I looked it up and I think the crab was a Chinese Mitten Crab, escaped from a restaurant.
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