Saturday 1 October 2011

Job Done?

Yesterday was traditionally the last day of carp and barbel fishing for the year, or so they say, we just needed an excuse to hit the river for a bit of night fishing...

Weather is still hot and the river is still low and clear. Dan managed a 3lb 10oz chub (above) on luncheon meat...

And I managed to tempt this 5lb 4oz barbel on our experimental new bait... Taking the challenge total to over 150lb...

Job done? No. As we were packing up Dan's rod wrapped round and he connected to a good fish, it bumped around then shot downstream, gaining freedom...

Ensuring we'll be back to try and catch it another day...


  1. like the top pic of the Barbus. Had to get a beer. well done,

  2. And well done to you with the hard-fighting 7lber... Beer and medals all-round!

  3. Yes enjoying my beer, long time waiting for a Barbel!

  4. A couple of good pics and good fish, A couple of my mates in our area Southp[ort and Preston are just starting there Barbel season, So you wont be giving up just yet then,
    Well done guys,