The postponed trip to The River Wye and me and James
found less than ideal conditions! We had watched the high water roll down the river on various online guages - the river was flooded but falling when we arrived, and you've got to be in it to win it...
James fished two barbel rods, I fished one for barbel and one for pike - dawn until dark (and a bit) - and a couple of hours the following morning - for just a couple of small chub. We'll be back - but we will pick our conditions a bit more carefully next time.
We did nab a blank-saver barbel each from the Small River
on the trip back to London - nice consolation prize anyway!
Here's a bit of local knowledge that may help -the fish are all watching the World Cup ;o)ReplyDelete
I think we should have been watching the World Cup instead of fishing in those conditions… But sometimes excitement trumps common sense! (Not that we have much common sense between us).Delete
It was tough, but we will get them next summer, tear it a new ass just to compensate for this poor showing!ReplyDelete
Really did pick the wrong days - but I seem to make a habit of that on The Wye! We’ll get ‘em next time…Delete