- Personal Bests
- Photography Portfolio-updated
- Specimen Gallery(non pb's)
- Foreign Fishing
- My Fluff Chucking-improving slowly
- Sea/Shark Fishing
- Barbel, It's all about doubles
- Red Letter Days- Zander and Pb Barbel
- Red Letter Days-Tench
- Chub, lots of fives, my quest for a six
- Carp-flukes and twenties
- Cheese paste recipe
Monday, 3 August 2015
Sociable Saturday Session
A short Saturday session that was more social than serious, an opportunity for Jeff to catch up with our Tazzy, one of the puppies that was born nearly twelve months ago under his stairs. A daughter to his dog Molly and also a grand daughter to Martin's dog Oscar, quite the family reunion!
Whilst I had decided on a static approach both in terms of swim and method Jeff and Martin roved up and down the river searching out likely looking spots, every now and then dropping back into my swim for a social and to stroke the almost impeccably behaved Tazzy.
Bites were not easy to come by on the clear river and having lost one Barbel to an unseen snag I changed to rolling meat down the swim. Second run through proved successful and I landed an average sized Barbel in mint condition.
With the swim well and truly disturbed I decided to re-employ the legered pellets and sit it out until the fish came back on. About an hour laterI managed to land another well-conditioned Barbel not much bigger than the first.
Martin had come back to join me for a natter when the hat-trick was completed and took some great action shots whilst I played the biggest fish of the day, an unweighed but chunky probable seven pounder.
Come 'ere ya bugger!
The smile says it all, an enjoyable morning spent in good company.