I popped down to the Wandte for a couple of hours yesterday, the last day of the course fishing season. I was meeting Dan for a barbel session at 5.30pm but decided to go a bit early and have a go for one last chub. By the time I'd arrived I'd left myself about 20 minutes to land a chub, close, but do-able. Bite first cast which I missed while setting up the net, bite second cast - miss, bite third cast - miss! Fourth cast lucky and I had a 3lb 2oz chub, which was quickly photographed and I headed off up stream to meet Dan.
20 minutes to catch a chub... no problem! 3lb 2oz
I met Dan and we headed to the spot where I had the six pounder last week, as it was getting dark we had a number of little rattly bites and thought they get more confident as night fell. They didn't, bites dried up and we both sat watching stationery rods for a couple of hours. A decision was made to head to a peg upstream where we've had a number of fish before.
Get that barbel out of your mouth!
Dan had a fish on before I'd managed to cast out, a barbel getting on for a pound. My first cast met with a slamming bite and a 2lb 10oz barbel, my second best of the season. We fished on for half an hour but nothing else was playing and we headed for home about nine. The 2010/2011 season was in the history books...