Sunday, 26 August 2012

26/08 Derwent

Took a mate fishing on the river for the 1st time and the inevitable happened - he caught more and bigger fish than me.
I had the first barbel, estimated at 8lb but wished I'd weighed it now as it looks a bit bigger

Jay then took over, his first ever barbel weighing 12lb 9oz, he also had 2 more about 6lbs each...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

14/08 Derwent

Fished one of the more popular pegs on the stretch but struggled a bit...2 fish in short succession, both chub about the 4lb mark. Not sure why its so popular here...

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

07/08 Derwent

Ended up fishing the swim where I caught my PB last year...and will probably fish it a few more times between now and the end of the season.
Went out with the intention of catching perch. Took a while to get a livebait, quite a slow start on the maggot feeder. Put a small chub out on the paternoster and sat back just fishing the one rod. Something had a go at it but it never hooked up, changed it for a dace which didnt get any attention at all. Surprised to not even get a visit from a pike. Crossed off the list of perch swims...
Put a barbel rod out later (well 2 eventually) and did get my 1st of the season, a good scrapper of 7lb 14oz (21:10).