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Saturday, 31 July 2010

A couple more hours down the river.....

Went to the trent at East Stoke for a few hours on Saturday afternoon. It was a bit slow to say the least but then my bite alarm went off, the rod top was banging and reel was backwinding as fast as it could!!

Blinking eck I thought after picking the rod up and being unable to stop the reel screaming backwards. Eventually the run stop and the fish was in the middle of the river. "This must be my biggest barbel yet", I thought but after another good fight to get it in, it was a lovely 'little' barbel of 4lb 12oz!!
An amazing fight from a great fish:-)


Friday, 30 July 2010

Trent: Beeston Weir Chub Barbel Evening Session

Cliff got to Beeston at 8PM, the River was the lowest I have EVER seen it in 30 years! It got lower than this when the hydro electric generator backed the water up.



I waded out to way past the middle, this is where i started fishing, all my gear was at this spot earlier!


Fishing was tough, had a Barbel and a Chub on banded 10 mm halibut pellet and cheese respectively. but lost them both in the current and weeds... nearly lost all my gear when the hydro let all the water go,the river must have rose 3ft, which translated to me moving my gear at least 20+ feet up the bank. I have noticed that I get bites here when the water is at its highest, and nothing when its low..... i wonder whether the fish go upstream or downstream when the water is low, i suspect they go up towards the weir as,the first bite i had was on the upstream rod. it was very hard work... but still worth it:-)