Saturday, 24 September 2022


This weekend was supposed to be an epic four day mission on The Wye & Severn with James - searching for double figure barbel... But to be honest I think it would probably have killed me!

So we've postponed it for a month. James has headed to Yorkshire on his Barbel Quest - so expect a report soon. And I had a gently walk down the river - where six barbel, 2 chub & a crab found a bait.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Sitting Still

A trip to Marsh Farm trying to find a late summer crucian carp - but I think the recent cold nights have put them off - I don't think one was landed on the entire complex all day. Still a few small tench and silvers kept me entertained - and I sat still all afternoon!

Thursday, 15 September 2022


Been a while since I've been fishing - I pushed myself a bit too hard and ended up in hospital. A very boring week on the ward and I have a feeding tube stuck up my nose for a few more weeks!

Feeling better I headed to the Small River to test my stamina - so lucky to have the river so close. I really tried to take it easy but soon reverted to my old self - rushing, jumping, climbing - idiot!

Thirteen barbel landed to 6lb 9oz, a cracking afternoon - but it really was a bit much - I was absolutely shattered! Think I need to try sitting still by a pond next time - until my strength returns...

And after a bit of a lull in the action, James is back on his Double Barbel Quest - old news now, but double number 14 of 40 is here.