Well, after a couple of weeks off – first being away on holiday (rarely, without any tackle!), then attending the Leeds Festival for the August bank holiday weekend – I have done very little fishing of late. However, during the week before I went on holiday, I managed a couple of sessions which saw me bank a few good fish…
Firstly, I targetted barbel and although I managed to lose two fish in a snag, once I’d switched to using “hit and hold” tactics with a single rod, I managed to extract this excellent 9lb 5oz barbel. Check out the way its tail fin is so long that it arcs over at the top, like the dorsal fin of an Orca Whale!
The following evening I had a couple of hours to lure fish for perch – just before sunset – and although conditions were difficult, I did land a few good fish in the shape of a 2lb 12oz perch, a 2lb 5oz perch and – just as I thought I’d spooked the remainder of the fish in the swim – my first 3lb+ perch of the season at 3lb 1oz…
Perch shown in capture order:
Angling Star & Just-Fish.co.uk update
I have a new, double-page Barbel feature in the current August/September issue of the Angling Star. If you want to check it out but don’t have a retailer local to you, send me a message and I may be able to get a copy to you. Alternatively, you can order back issues and also set up a quarterly or annual subscription to the magazine at the following link: Order Angling Star Subscriptions & Back Issues
Meanwhile, I’ve uploaded a new article to my main website, www.just-fish.co.uk. It’s got the stupid title of “Feeling Flexible” and it can be viewed from the following link: http://www.just-fish.co.uk/fishing-articles/
This article originally featured in Angling Star magazine back in February of this year.
More sessions planned soon, so stay tuned for the results!