Tuesday, 22 January 2013

22/01 Trent

Not been out for a week or so due to the snow, thought a quick one after work wouldn’t do me any harm. Not confident at all so was quite surprised when the barbel rod sprung to life with the rare beast that is the snow barbel. Thought I'd have stood more chance with the deadbait rod but not a touch there. Quite cold, didn’t take the water temp though.

Monday, 14 January 2013

14/01 Trent

It's snowing...must go fishing...
Nipped home at lunch and grabbed my fishing gear ready to go straight from work. Not a lot of snow by the time I got to the river but I'd planned the spot exactly where to photo my snow barbel to maximise the effect. Blanked.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

13/01 Derwent

Cold/ icey, not ideal conditions by a long way but bored sat at home and ended up on the riverbank. Nothing happening, tried boilies and deadbaits.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

08/01 Trent

Was expecting great things for tonight given the conditions, unfortunately not as productive as expected. Two bites one fish. Just a small one. Got to test my new camera anyway...all £18 worth. At  least it works.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

06/01 Trent

Another mild, dry January day, should have been ideal. Somehow left my chair in the car which made for an uncomfortable session...
Bit of a frustrating one, 1 small zander landed, 1 lost and a couple of missed bites. All the bites came to one rod. Have been experimenting a bit with rigs but think I've nailed it now...hopefully better results next time. Borrowed a camera that works.

Friday, 4 January 2013

04/01 Trent

Back on my favourite stretch, rivers dropped back inside the banks and to a sensible level. Started slow, first bite/ fish caught after a couple of hours, zander of about 6lb at 5ish. Lost 2nd fish due to user error.

Very quiet again until 10 mins before packing up time (20:50) and a 14lb 0oz barbel - very long fish, and very powerful. Unfortunately my 2nd camera malfunction of the season left me without a photo, gutted. It worked fine for the 1st zander but then wouldnt even switch on after that...now disovered camera works with new batterys.
One small zander as I was packing up. Good day for fishing, bad day for photographs.