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Thursday, 25 June 2009



Tom told me he would be happy with 1 Wye barbel but ended up with 15 the last being the best at 7lb10oz which he managed to watch take his bait in the margins.
I was well pleased for him and my own 6 barbel that I managed.
All together over the last 4 days we have banked 75 barbel


"Come and get your monkey"

After giving Tom a head start I thought it was time for A Wye Barbel myself

Caught using my own Team Barbel monkey mix with plenty of Sonubaits Hemp & Hali crush

"Have it"

A River Wye first

Tom has managed his first ever Wye Barbel and hopes there's more to come

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Next cast along came this

Snake charming

After a busy morning it was nice to get back to the river this
afternoon and some barbel action

Nobody told this big old eel thou

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

What a cracking day

Just got back from a cracking days fishing on the River Severn

I mangaed to land 19 barbel today with 4 of those over 7lb the best a
beauty of 8lb4oz

Tom feared even better with 21 barbel
Including a couple caught with the centre pin and float

Barbel on the pole

Decided today to have some fun with 13 metres of carbon fitted up with some Bungee elastic and hope we get a few barbel

Working well so far managed 3

Monday, 22 June 2009

The sun set on the Severn

Tom has now managed 3 and I have had 2 the light is now fading as we wait for some more action

Ades first barbel of the season

First blood to Tommy

Tommy gets the show on the road with his first of the season


Here's to many more

Friday, 19 June 2009

After a hectic few days the Barbel await

It seems like every day is very hectic at the minute with all that's going on, I have been busy writing a couple of articles for the Anglers Mail. I am not sure why it required taking 588 pictures just to get the 2 required for the articles but I think it has something to do with Tom liking my new camera and finding the continuous shooting mode can fire off about 20 frames a second!!!

I have 3 work shifts left and then its off to the Severn valley for 4 days fishing with Barbel being the number 1 target, a day on the lovely river Wye is also planned.

I will keep you updated how the trip progresses

A Wye Barbel from last Season

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sorry I haven't blogged for a day or 2

Aploigies for not updating in the last few days but the i phone has gone back for repair and I have been busy.

Sunday I had a makeover in these shots you can see the difference I HOPE


BEFORE



AFTER



Even I didn't realise I was that hansome

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Our caravan near the river Severn

Looking good after Sonia has spent the last 2 days sorting the garden

Back home tomorrow thou

Monday, 8 June 2009

Today I have been relaxing

After a mad and hectic week ending with a great day yesterday at the
barbel specialists meeting today I am taking it easy

A spot of carp fishing using the pole and some bungee elastic with dog
biscuits for bait I have had 6 so far and this is about the best

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

At work tonight

At work tonight here's 2 of the fleet having a well earned rest

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

This weeks anglers mail

Who's that with a barbel at the bottom of the page

Monday, 1 June 2009

A Video tour of the River Wensum

Busy day

I have had a busy day today, i am preparing for a presentation i am doing for the barbel specialists group in Northampton on sunday.


Also today I have give my Pond a good clean out, the fish are feeding well now so create plenty of mess and stir up the bottom looking for food.

i keep a couple of Barbel in my pond in along with my Koi, i know this doesnt meet with everyones approval but hey ho never mind its a free world and judging by the fact they have grown from the 4 inchs or so they were when i put them in about 4 years ago to about 15 inchs or so today

Looking a bit shocked today Ade?

You look a bit shocked today Ade

Hi this is my first go at blogging I hope to be able to keep you up to date as the season goes on

Ade