Saturday 15 October 2011

Slowing Down

The temperature is falling and the Wandte barbel seem to be getting lethargic, October has seen 6 trips for 1 barbel so far. We are still getting the odd bites and we're still going after them but I'm adding roach and chub to my target species in the colder weather. I'd love to catch a pound plus Wandte roach!

The colder weather really makes me think of one thing, pike! And I'd love to get a few more before the predicted big winter freeze, my new target is to catch ten Penton Hook pike, and I'm really after a double...

Before heading to the Wye to continue my quest for a thirty...


  1. Big winter freeze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Haha thats going to be fun, Fishing ice holes from inside your bivvy haha,
    And a roach of a pound is some target,
    Good Luck,

  3. My best roach from there is only 6oz, Dan's is 12oz (which he caught while after barbel). I saw some that must be close to 2lb in the closed season, but they hang round with little chublets - and they are too quick to the bait. I think I'll need that luck - cheers!