Friday 5 August 2022

Lucky Seven

My 10th radiotheraphy treatment (not fun) followed by my 6th Small River barbel session this season (much more fun). And I began my quest for a small river seven pounder... Got one... 7lb 10oz...

Great stuff. A total of 13 barbel landed, also including fish of 6lb 1oz (above) and 5lb 0oz (below) - getting bigger - where were they hiding? The quest for an eight pounder starts here...

Edit: And I popped down to use up the rest of the bait the next afternoon. Back on splasher patrol - seven barbel added, the biggest about 3¾lb. Season total: 90 Small River barbel.


  1. Already done it!! New target, 9lb!?!?

    1. That’s what I set my challenge as last time I was on the river (a seven pounder) and bumped into one this time.

      I know there are far fewer big fish in there these days but hopefully I’ll find some more over autumn and winter…