Monday 2 January 2012

Dawn Raid

 After a very productive 2011 on the Barbel front i wanted to carry on from where i left off, alot of rain over the last couple of days and the river was flowing up about 2 foot and very coloured, so in position before sunrise and had to ledger to keep the bait in place and after a couple of casts, i had a very confident wrap around of the rod and was in to a very good fish and after the best fight yet off of any Barbel to date, landed a 9lbs 2oz Torpedo, again in very pristine condition, seems to be like 90% + of the stock.

 This fish was my 3rd 9lbs + Barbel this season and still 3 months to go!

 Carried on with the session and went up river to try another spot to see if i can double my tally and nearly did, within an hour of starting at the new swim got a very strange take and the rod went solid, firstly i thought it was the bottom and then it started to strip line but i couldnt control it, too powerful in the extra water and bumped me off on a snag up-river, never did get to see how big the Barbel was, could have only been a Barbel far too strong to be anything else.

                                          9lbs 2oz (Good start to the new year)


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    1. Ive struggled over the last couple of days, have you or jeff had any joy recently??

  2. Not me, but Jeff tonight, around 7lb,


  3. Oh had a fish i rcognise as a10lb I had in the summer, on thursday night, srry.



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