..... in the end.
But before we get to the end I'll start with the beginning, naturally. The plan today was to track down a Barbel and doing this by my much loved tactic that counts for a large percentage of my past seasons, rolling.
The start of the session didn't go to plan and I was pestered by the Chub with three coming to the net with the largest going 3lb 9oz but although they weren't my target it was good fun, I headed off upstream to a couple of swims I know Barbel do frequent but after a couple of hours of searching I hadn't caught my target species but I did hook a Brown Trout whilst rolling roughly 3lbs but unfortunately when it jumped I didn't keep the tension and it came off.
A smaller one about 2lbs.
The biggest of the day at 3.9.
Although it's not a lump it fought very well, 5lbs 9oz.
The second one on the second cast. 4lb 1oz.
Some wildlife seen about on my journey's.