Fished Friday and Saturday evenings thought I had finally got one to stick but after 8 mins it broke the surface gold not silver Barbel of 13lb+ you don’t see that often on a flying C
Took a while, that did.. during peak season. Funny enough today is the first time I gave my Bisterne rod a miss in months. 😅 😭 Hope it's the first of many for all Avon beats in the next weeks!Bisterne had their first fish today.....17lb!!
Very well done Gary, let's keep the good news coming! 💪🐟Had a nice 18lb hen at bistern today had a follow first and a little pluck left it for an hour and she took it second time round!!
Delighted for you, all those hours rewarded with a fish to add to the pleasure of being there...the forum is very short of fish images this year (sadly) would you be happy to share Gary?Hi Tony it kissed and followed a no 4 mepps just before lunch so I left it and went back after and she took a flying c.
This seems to be the standard practice of both the EA and NRW. Then after applying the restrictions they then say "oh look catches are falling" Of course they b*** well are, because you have stopped us using methods most appropriate to the season and river conditions.It appears to me that the rules both local and national, of when, how and where to fish during the season are designed to ensure the minimum salmon caught by rod.
Hey hey! Whilst shrimp/prawn is allowed on Hants Avon on many rivers it's banned yet there is no better method for lip hooking and C&R! Some of these rivers/clubs still allow worming which a lot of the time are deep hooked yet prawn is banned. Madness!! Don't get me wrong I'm not anti-worm I still occasionally fish it but strike assoon as I get a certain pull, whilst iv not had many on worm in recent years iv not had one deep hooked. Like you say restrict methods/,times/conditions catches will fall. Notwithstanding runs are diminishing to critical levels. But if your going to release everything why restrict methods??This seems to be the standard practice of both the EA and NRW. Then after applying the restrictions they then say "oh look catches are falling" Of course they b*** well are, because you have stopped us using methods most appropriate to the season and river conditions.