“… I was surprised after I caught this one! It was only after I lifted the net that I realized how big she was! Amazing mirror! The lovely tones on this one and the high build big bellied shape of it won’t let me forget this one! Happy dayzzzzzz!”
This autumn I have been bang into my barbel fishing. After gaining a ticket to a rather special stretch of a Thames Tributary, I decided to dedicate a fair amount of my time trying to track down and catch some of its big, yet nomadic residents. I have fished some hard and low stock section of the river in the past, however this venue has to be right up there with the trickiest stretch I have fished to date. As I touched on, the fish are nomadic, often travelling several miles between captures and combine this with a low stock of big fish, you can begin to understand the appeal. .