I saw a big tail sticking out of a weedbed, trundled a cube of spam down to it - and fish on! A good double hammered around before finding a snag - I pulled this way and that, but it was stuck. Giving it some slack eventually it swam out - game on! Great fight - until - as it was in front of the net the hook pinged out!!
Only an angler knows that
feeling - you can only look on as your prize sinks back into the depths - gutted! A mild day after the recent cold snap - and I thought the barbel might be on the munch. They were - seven barbel and 2 chub found the net - including two barbel in 2 casts (one was resting in the net). Not a bad consolation prize!
That feeling...they hang there for seemingly agesReplyDelete
Yeah, they have won and there’s nothing you can do about it but watch :-(Delete
Had that happen to a pike once, it didn't turn to swim away, just sunk backwards down to the depths. I know that feeling!!ReplyDelete
Had that happen with a Wye pike - hook pulled about 12 foot from the net and she sat on the surface savouring her freedom for a few seconds before bolting - straight into the waiting net!Delete
you have more luck than me!Delete
You win some, loose some!Delete