Well Spring is finally here... Can you feel it? Me neither! The final whistle is less than 2 weeks away and it'll soon be time to down rods and try and find something else to do for three months.
The river pike fishing has been terrible, only 5 trips to Penton Hook (for 3 pike) and The Wye has been been unfishable most of the winter (I haven't wet a line in The Wye all season). There are only a few days left but let's hope the weather improves and we can get a few good days in.
Thank God for winter barbel...
Winter Barbel Fishing: The Big Picture
The problem with blogs is they only give you a fraction of the real story. I, like most other angling bloggers, rarely report blank sessions and the hours sat on the riverbank just waiting. Here are the stats:
Oct - 1 barbel
Nov - 1 barbel
Dec - 1 barbel
Jan - 1 barbel
Now consider the fact I didn't lose a fish in those four months, and went regularly, that's a hell of a lot of time waiting for four bites! Fortunately, for what's left of my sanities sake, I didn't keep a record of how many hours - just thinking about it breaks my brain!
But I'm really hoping I'm lucky enough to get a March barbel and complete the collection...