Friday 21 February 2020

Reel Value II

New replacement general purpose reels - Mitchell Tanager RZ 2000 fd - twenty quid each, and they look pretty good and very smooth. Two spools; one with 8lb line the other with 12lb Berkley, that’s barbel/carp and pike covered. The proof is in the fishing...

I christened one reel with the 18lb 6oz pike a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to christen the second one. In these flood conditions pike were out - so I targeted the barbel. First up I landed a chub, followed by three little barbel - onward and upward...

For the barbel records: 4lb, 4½lb & 4lb (153)

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