It would be quite nice to leave the post at that and let the photos do the talking... But that's not in my nature...
Myself and Dan headed to the river to fish the last hour of daylight and the first hour of dark. Luncheon meat was the bait and barbel were the target.
I had a bite first cast, the moment the bait hit the water, and waited for the fish to return. Dan had an inquiry on his bait after a couple of minutes and waited about 15 minutes before the rod tip started to bounce about - a perfectly timed strike resulted in a 3lb 8oz chub.
I cast again and had another bite the moment the bait hit the water, there was no way the luncheon meat had time to hit the riverbed. Third cast and I was ready - cast, plop, strike - fish on! Cracking fight in the clear water and a 6lb 10oz barbel, job done!
We fished on for about an hour, both ledgering and free-lining but that was the end of the action. A great couple of hours fishing!