Saturday 22 June 2024

Wye Week 1


I've spent a few hours on The Wye most evenings this week, the target being barbel. And it really hasn't gone off (see below). I'm spotting barbel but I can't tempt them into taking a bait (except 3 on Sunday). And just found out they're still spawning - that'll explain it!

 Sunday 16th:3 barbel / 10 chubAll day
 Monday 17th:4 chub2½ hours
 Tuesday 18th:4 chub2½ hours
 Wednesday 19th:1 chub2½ hours
 Thursday 20th:2 chub2½ hours
 Friday 21st:Beer Time™ Can't remember!

So I'll have to leave the barbel alone for a little while - they are making more barbel after all. I have seen some nice roach, and even a very rare Wye bream - but the new target will have to be perch. Light lure rod and a good wander about is called for!


Nature Table #1


I am going to blog the bits 'n' bobs (nature) I spot/find during my season on The Wye, and I'll kick off with this. The Wye Valley used to be home to a large population of wild easter bunnies - not many left now - but I found this egg - proof that some still exist.

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  1. There are some pretty big moorhens on the Wye Brian, they roam the banks at night ;o)

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    1. The Moorhenosaurus - got to keep an eye out for them on The Wye!

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  2. Putting the hours in! Assume the egg was found after a good amount of Beer time! Hope you find some hen's teeth or rocking horse sh*t next. Great blog Brian!!

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    1. A lot of hours for little return so far - but always great to be on the riverbank! Quick beer before heading out searching for hen’s teeth then…

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  3. Not bad mate considering how slow things are at the moment, I'm in no real rush, but have plans of a 3-4 day trip in mid July, fish the Wye and Teme and hopefully chalk one of them off! But seeing as most have only just finished spawning i'm wondering should I just stick with the Rudd. Not quite sure at the moment if they'll be ready in time.

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    1. It’s been a very slow start - nature is well behind schedule this year after a very wet / cold start. I’d stick to the rudd if I was you - I’ll let you know when the barbel switch on.

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