Saturday, 6 August 2011
Bar Of Gold
Afternoon session on the Wandte... And I've just remembered I'm supposed to be somewhere else, I'll write this tomorrow...
...Afternoon session on the Wandte and I was after roach and Dan was after barbel. I started with float fished maggots and was soon into some tiny little chub, most of which fell off as I swung them in although I did catch 3 of them. I swapped over to legered maggot, had a great bite first cast and landed the brown goldfish above, about 10oz.
I then missed loads of little rattly bites before connecting with a better fish, a barbel 2lb 1oz, not the roach I was after but I wasn't complaining! A few bites later I hit another little fish, I was pretty sure it was the smallest barbel I'd ever seen but it fell off as I swung it in, so I put it down as a lost gudgeon.
Mini barbel, a pretty rare catch!
A while later I had another one, this time no doubt, the smallest barbel I'd ever seen, I'd say about 3oz. I was really pleased to see this little fish, they are very rarely caught at this size.
The roach weren't playing so I swapped over to meat and had an eel to wrap things up. And Dan, Dan didn't have the best fishing trip, not a bite all afternoon. It happens to us all from time to time, he'll get them next time... Hopefully...