With a few mild days in a row I thought I’d hit the river for a couple of hours to try and add to this season’s barbel tally. And 2 hours soon turned into four - I really struggled to find this little blank saver.
I think the barbel fishing this season has been harder than the previous few years. Have they wised up, moved or turned nocturnal? And it’s not just me, some really good anglers are struggling.
Still half the fun is tracking them down - don’t want it too easy?!? And with just under a month left I’m hoping for another trip or two to hit my revised target of 80 barbel this season - 77 so far...
they certainly haven't gone nocturnal.they weren't in usual spots right from the off.was it the weather,double spawning?has meat blown?ReplyDelete
I take it you’re struggling as well. I’ve seen a lot of fish (not in their usual spots) but always on the move not holding up anywhere. Still getting them on meat and bread though.Delete
Just when you think you’re getting a handle on them they completely change their pattern - that’s fishing :-)
Crafty souls, always looking to stay one step ahead...ReplyDelete
They’re one step ahead of me this season, especially this winter - very hard work!Delete