Not looking good is it ��. I’ve got until the 5th before I’m back to London - hope I can get on the river before then! Merry Xmas!
It’s gradually receding (currently +2.11) but the wet weather is threatening to top it up. Hopefully you’ll get a day or two before Jan 5th, but looking unlikely it’s going to happen this week..!
I’ll be down tomorrow for a go - just about fishable now by my standards! Looks to be dropping nicely now for next week so I’ll be on the bank a fair bit
It crossed the pike-line earlier (for me that’s +1.7) still high but fishable. So popped down for a couple of hours and bagged a double earlier. Be back down tomorrow as it’s my last chance this year... Probably see you on the riverbank...
Great stuff! That’s good to hear. I might fish the ‘other’ stretch tomorrow morning but I’ll pop over to the bridge later on and see if you’re about
I plan on putting in a few miles tomorrow, but I’ll be back and forth around the bridge in the afternoon.
Sounds good - hopefully I’ll catch you down there!
See you there...
Had to shoot off at lunch time so unfortunately missed you at the bridge! Hope you had some fish though - river looked good I thought. I had a couple of doubles to 16 on deadbaits
Blankety-blank for me, 5 hours without a run! Nice one with the couple of doubles. The river is starting to look good now - should be good for you next week - let me know how you get on.
That’s a shame, luck of the draw I guess! Cheers - was good to get a couple. Indeed, it’s looking spot on - will keep you updated!
i'm off to the trent again...
Great stuff, really looking forward to getting back up there myself - hopefully before the end of the season.Good luck, let me know how you get on...
will do.hope to have an opportunity in jan/feb and mar,but weather and money permitting.are you only piking on the wye?.the next few days look good for barbel;10,11,12 degrees.
I could have a blast for the barbel in these conditions... But I really fancy a pike or two...
2 freezing nights,1 freezing day.i was in bits and kept hiding in the bivvy.,but toughed it out.1 bite,1 fish,but 15-12 of barbel was my reward.new pb by a pound.jesus,what does a 16,17,18,19,20 look like or go like?i think about 5 fish were caught while i was there.first night i saw 2 fishing opposite and 3 downstream.2nd night 3 above me in peg 10,and 3 below and 5 opposite.20 fish came out of peg 14 on boxing day.apparently it was unfishable for most of dec and had only just gone down.about 10 feet up from my trip in sept.glad you got your pike!there's a few in the trent,i saw 1 guy lobbing deads out behind a bush near the top car park.tight lines for 2020!
All sounds worth it for a PB, and a fifteen is fantastic! I’ve never even seen a 13. Sounds like it’s tough going though, might wait for some better conditions before venturing back for my round two. Anyway, congratulations on the PB, and tight lines to you in 2020!