Tuesday, 1 March 2011
The Barbel Are Feeding
I hooked into a Wandte barbel, it went up and down the river, round and round, and made a great fight of it. When it got into the torch beam it was about a pound, I knew it wasn't a monster but I was thinking about 3 or 4 pounds - I'd forgotten how hard these little river fish fight.
While I was away pike fishing Dan hit the Wandte to see if the barbel were feeding again after the winter freeze and was rewarded with a 2lb 2oz fish.
Despite the cold weather we headed to the weir for a couple of hours just after dark. There were bites, violent but quick bites which were almost impossible to hit. I managed the barbel above and a boot-lace-eel, so they are definitely starting to feed again - we just need a warmer night before the season ends...
Dan's fish from the weekend.
D+, Need to work harder on the self-take photos... 2lb 2oz.