Wednesday 20 March 2024

Season Review 2023/24.

 

 Well, that was fun! I managed to get quite a bit of angling done over the last 12 months, as you could probably imagine alot of it was in pursuit of Barbel as I looked to reach 23 completed rivers for my challenge. I'm happy to say that I managed to surpass that initial target and settled on 24 completed rivers by the close of play.

 It wasn't all Barbel though and here are a few of my highlights.

Kicked it off with a brace of big Bream.

Then a big river Rudd!

No: 19 - Finally a Loddon double, 10.7 YEAHHH

No: 20 - A Ribble Ripper! 10.13 

No: 21 - Sunset Sussex Rother gem, 12.10 

No: 22 - ColnBrook mirage, rare beasts, 11.5

No: 23 - Severn (lower) powerhouse, 10.7

My only PB of the season, 3lb 13oz Perch, woah!!

No: 24 - My Itchen monster, 15.2 (season best).

Best Grayling of the winter, 2.8

4 comments:

  1. Not bad at all!! Cracking through that Barbel Challenge!

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    1. I'm doing better than I thought I would have by this stage!. I think a target of 30 should be achievable for next season and I guess its all down to time and a slice of fortune here and there.

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  2. Some impressive beasties during your season James, good luck for the next one.

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    1. Thanks Dave! fingers crossed for an even better season. Hopefully we get a drier winter so I can make decent effort on the Pike and Grayling fronts. Good luck if you head out soon, spring is upon us!

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