Thursday, 29 July 2021

The Storm


It's been brewing for a while - the storm finally arrived! Two London hospitals flooded, sections of the underground became rivers and my garden had that much needed drink...


But did it wake the monster barbel from their summer slumber? Those big barbel that have eluded me so far this season - surely the fresh water would spark them into a feeding frenzy!?! Nope!


But I'm very lucky to have barbel within walking distance (still walking to the river) - and I don't care about size - 91 barbel landed so far this season! I've got Autumn & Winter to search for a double.


James is having better luck chasing the doubles, although on a different river, adding another one to his 40 Rivers Challenge - seven down, 33 to go - full story on his blog here.

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  1. Had some mega rain up here too. Will be out early Saturday morning to see if the Barbel are awake!

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    1. First time in 11 years I’ve been flooded off the river - it rises incredibly quickly with a mostly concrete catchment and a lot of rain. Good luck on Saturday, I’ll look forward to the report.

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  2. Only a drop or two here, rivers still painfully low. I'm fishing the bomb hole later though, fingers crossed something turns up

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    1. The rain runs through the river in about 4-6 hours, so it would be back to normal in no time - except we’ve got 2 weeks of rain forecast! Good luck on the bomb hole, again I’ll look forward to the blog post.

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