After three pike blanks on the bounce I needed something to pull my string - time for a barbel. Much harder going than I thought (time to swap to luncheon meat) but I did manage to bag this beauty.
Some people think I'm just lucky - and what I caught next, floating down the river, might add a bit of weight to their argument...
A 50 from a river is a catch of a lifetime in any ones books 🌞🌞🌞ReplyDelete
Really is a genuine UK fifty - I’ll add it to my PB list :-)Delete
Where's the mat for the '50 and you might want to get your scales checked as that looks no more than a good '20 to me!? :) :) :PReplyDelete
Sadly on this occasion I didn’t practice catch and release - no need for a mat! Looked like a good twenty but had that red hue we all love!!Delete
I dropped that one, can I have it back please.ReplyDelete
Really - what was the serial number? Ah, I see the flaw in that plan. But I’ve probably lost £50 worth of hooks alone in that river - nice to get ‘cash back’.Delete
Don't think I've ever held a £50 note, lucky sod !!ReplyDelete
Once I’d netted it I waited patently for another to float by - if movies have taught me anything it should have been followed by more, then a duffle bag containing bundles, then a dead bank robber!Delete
Great catch Brian. Must be an anglers find. I found one myself on an outing a few years back 😀ReplyDelete
Takes my found total up to £85 this season... And long may it continue..!Delete
Hahaha, defo gonna be fishing there next week!!ReplyDelete
Free £50 note with every trip - guaranteed! *Delete
*Not guaranteed, in fact pretty unlikely.
Can't say I've ever caught a note, but i did find 53 pound coins once on a weir cill work party .someone must have been using it as a wishing well.Cleaned up ok, coke the best.also,i lost a bite alarm and bankstick on a trip to your river, in flood.went back to look a week later, gone, but whoever retrieved it had kinly left their smartphone as compensation!i do better with leads and feeders. The good blind trent and thames anglers have left me 20+ this season.far more than I've lost.ReplyDelete
Hi Grant, haven’t heard from you in ages - hope you’re bagging up on Thames & Trent gold (barbel not pound coins).Delete
You reminded me of the time I went out looking for worms on Balham Common - 0 worms but a £20 note - so I bought some worms (and a couple of beers).
Sod the Barbel! Show me the money :£)ReplyDelete
Lucky git 🙂💰
A barbel and a fifty - the perfect mixed bag!Delete