Bream 10lb 9oz (47%) - Previously 5lb 3oz (22%) *Upped twice.
The challenge last season was to improve my rather average Personal Best list. The aim was to improve on 10 of them and although it would mean less fish than the accumulative targets of previous seasons, and even a few dreaded blanks, I was hoping I'd be sat here now looking at some impressive photos of some of my less targeted fish.
I didn't manage ten but upped six (including banishing my bream curse). And added a new one with a monster minnow - seven new PBs, not bad for a old piker - I'll take it!
Minnow 18 grams (75%) - New entry.
Grayling 2lb 11oz (63%) - Previously 2lb 1oz 8dr (48%)
Roach 1lb 15oz (46%) - Previously 1lb 12oz (41%) *Upped twice.
Dace 11oz 4dr (53%) - Previously 10oz 4dr (47%)
Chub 6lb 12oz (72%) - Previously 5lb 2oz (55%) *Upped twice.
Rudd 1lb 10oz (35%) - Previously 1lb 1oz (22%)
|Barbel||12lb 4oz||21lb 1oz||58%|
|Bream||10lb 9oz||22lb 11oz||47%|
|Carp||20lb 2oz||67lb 8oz||29%|
|Crucian||2lb 9oz||4lb 10oz||55%|
|Chub||6lb 12oz||9lb 5oz||72%|
|Dace||11oz 4dr||1lb 5oz 2dr||53%|
|Eel||2lb 11oz||11lb 2oz||24%|
|Gudgeon||0lb 2oz 11dr||0lb 5oz||54%|
|Minnow||18 grams||24 grams||75%|
|Perch||2lb 4oz||6lb 3oz||36%|
|Pike||25lb 4oz||46lb 13oz||53%|
|Roach||1lb 15oz||4lb 4oz||46%|
|Rudd||1lb 10oz||4lb 10oz||35%|
|Ruffe||0lb 2oz||0lb 5oz||40%|
|Tench||6lb 4oz||15lb 3oz||41%|
|Zander||9lb 1oz||21lb 5oz||42%|
|Grayling||2lb 11oz||4lb 4oz||63%|
Added to the PB list, which now shows the softer targets. I think the next step would be to get everything over 40% of the record; carp 27lb, eel 4½lb, perch 2¾lb and rudd 2lb.
Not sure about the eel but I'll extend the challenge into next season, targeting the rudd and carp during the summer and hopefully bag a nice perch with a more extensive pike fishing campaign this autumn.