Wednesday 11 September 2019

Hidden World

I cast out a ledgered cube of meat and in the clear water I watched a barbel rush towards it before it had settled - I thought this is going to be quick - but the barbel inspected it and backed away.

The barbel seemed to be alone in the pool and over the next 20 minutes came and examined the meat a couple of dozen times - didn’t touch it, no indication of it’s presence on the rod tip.

I’d given up hope of it taking the bait - but interesting behaviour to watch. Then it grabbed the bait and tried to steal the rod! Makes you wonder what is really going on in this normally hidden world.

For the records: 4lb 10oz & 4lb (87)


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    1. Yeah, really fallen in love with stalking fish - almost every barbel (and chub & carp) were spotted then cast to.