Monday, 25 February 2013

Insanity


I must be insane, I thought, as I ventured out into the cold, wet winter night after work...

But sometimes, just sometimes, the fishing gods smile on insanity! And tonight I was rewarded with this beautiful double figure barbel.

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She tried to flip out of my hands in the top photo, so I took another... Think I prefer the 'action' shot now!

10 comments:

  1. Awesome effort and stunning background sky, just reward for fishing in these conditions-for Barbel!

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    1. Cheers. Love the orange sky as well, disguises the fact it's raining and freezing - I was cold - but it was worth it!

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  2. Superb result Brian, looks a peach of a river prince too.

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    1. Thanks - it's a great fish, and that photo helped too - the timer went off exactly when fish flipped - didn't even have time to react - I'll probably never take a better fishing photo.

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  3. Would that be the return of the Pig?

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    1. The inevitable return of the big fat pig!! But what an evening for it, was looking like a small chub and an eel for the session until I bent down to wind in the last cast of the day - then it tried to rip the rod in - result!

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  4. those are the best sessions mate, when you go out when everything says you shouldn't. Top result!

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    1. Fortune favours the mad. I really was questioning my sanity... It's these results that keep us on the riverbank. Cheers.

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  5. How many times have you had this fish now Brian ? It must be double figures . Usual swim ?

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    1. Three, haven't fished there for a while, half an hour and she shows up! But it warmed up a very cold night... She's fighting fit and putting on weight.

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