Sunday, 20 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Firstly the bad times hit again last week when a Barbel that my old mate Ginger Wells caught in the summer at well over 15lb and a fish I had caught in the past at well over 16lb was found dead on the banks of the river after an Otter was chased from its carcass, it had just pulled it from the river and had eaten its eyes and by the look of it its gills and guts were next.
Yesterday I was asked to attend a stocking of barbel into the river Wensum.
Well over 800 2nd year barbel were stocked into the River spread over 4 different points
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
thanks to a kind invite from Cemex Angling, looks good with plenty of
flow and gravel let's hope the barbel are hungry
The day didn't start well as I knocked a bottle of red wine off the
shelf and all over the supermarket floor, the guy who had just spent
an hour cleaning it didn't look amused
Friday, 23 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
A few weeks ago barford lakes close to my Norfolk home came as a pleasent suprise and the last couple of days it's been Docklow pools in Herefordshire. These mature fisheries are a haven for wildlife and full of fish with a good mixture to catch.
Today whilst watching buzzards overhead and a pair of kingfishers darting noisely around the lakes I have caught carp to doubles as well as chub to 3lb a few roach a tommy ruffe and well chuffed with a couple of barbel the high light one of the best looking barbel I have seen about 3lb, full of colour and fighting fit.
As part of a press day for my sponsers Preston innovations it's been good to be in the company of some cracking anglers. Tommy Pickering the welsh wizard lee Edwards and Duncan Charman. to name just a few, Even The Pons turned up last night for a bit of grub.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
This year with the severn not in the best of form it was always going to be hard work, but I managed to put a few of them on Barbel and plenty were landed over the 2 days.
Trip organiser Terry Reynolds with the best of the trip at 9lb 2oz
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
The barbel are still feeding thou with a lively 5lber first cast
Above the woods on the far bank a pair of Buzzards screech as they circle making the most of the last of the light.
My left rod just twitched and dropped back best I pay attention for a few minutes