Saturday 30 July
I'd seen some small trout while fishing for barbel, only about 6 inches or so, but decided to try and catch one. An afternoon float fishing maggots was in order - no trout showed but I did catch about a dozen small roach and dace, a lot of fun. The biggest roach was only about 4oz but they are very pretty fish so I decided to take a photo, it was at this point I realised I'd committed the blogger's sin and forgotten the camera - I think I'd forgotten it on the previous trip as well.
Thursday 28 July
An evening session after barbel with Darren, I tried whitebait, Darren stuck with luncheon meat - no barbel showed - they are wising up to us and nothing took a fancy to the experimental new bait. Darren had a couple of eels on meat, and for the last cast I switched to meat and added another eel! No barbel for a couple of weeks - need to do something about that...