I hooked a fish in the dark, it shot off downstream as the touch batteries died. It felt like a big fish (the smallest we've seen from this stretch was 7lb). I gradually gained control and Dan slipped the net under it in the moonlight - 3lb 9oz
. Was it a trick of the light? No, they all fight like this. I love Wandte barbel!
Evening session on the river and all was quiet, we fished from 6pm and were planning on leaving around ten. About quarter to ten Dan snagged and lost his kit, we'd only had one small eel so I said I'd give it 5 more minutes... With 10 seconds to go the rod hooped round... It only takes a second to make your entire fishing trip!
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