We left the site early and the hour drive soon passed and Rinko's precise directions were just that and got us straight to him and he was already fishing, the news he had already had 3 barbel filled me with confidence for the day ahead.
After only a few minutes chatting I felt like I had known Rinko for years, his enthusiasm for barbel and fishing in general is incredible, we talked about many things fishing from both a Dutch and an English viewpoint. With both of us being consultants for Korum and Sonubaits it was also great to discuss some of the latest products that we are testing before they are perfected and released to the public.
Tjitske and Rinko's partner Wendy took some great pictures and Rinko has a full report of the trip on his website www.barbeel.com
The Ijssel is a lovely river and home to some very big barbel but today they didn't want to play, but the bream did and we lost count of the slabs we caught while fishing big baits and trying not to catch them.
We had a great day even though we didn't catch any barbel, Rinko and Wendy made us most welcome and we are already making plans to meet again as soon as possible.
Thanks Rinko and Wendy from both Me and Lady T