Saturday 19 September 2020

Indian Summer III

After walking to the river I had about 2½ hours of daylight left - I don't like fishing for barbel in the dark, I prefer to be able to see what I'm doing. Time was tight - but could I bank 3 more barbel?

A splasher first cast - result - but I'd like something a bit bigger to wrap up the 100 Barbel Challenge this summer. After a bit of a wander I spotted barbel number 99 - 6lb 0oz - going the right way.

And then a blind cast was nailed by barbel 100 - 6lb 3oz (above) - cracked it! And added another splasher on my way back down the river - barbel 101. Time for a celebratory pint (at home, not the pub).



  1. Great fishing. I have only caught 4 Barbel (river) total!!

    1. I’m so lucky to have that river nearby! God knows how many hundreds of hours I’ve spent marching round it’s banks!!