Fished different club stretch late afternoon till dusk , got there and conditions were poor strong wind ,bright sun , heavy showers .
Tried few swims nothing but few perch , walked miles up and down stretch then found an area where river narrowed causing more of a flow , was now 730 pm and only had couple hours left , Fed some hemp and small pellets then relaxed with cuppa .
The sin went off the water behind the big trees and instantly couple of barbel broke the surface ,straight in at 815 with Hali pellet on a small lead , and first cast Whack rid nearly went in , long battle and big barbel , not quite a double but not far off , then second cast same again more modest fish about 5lb .
Five minutes later big take and run then all went solid lost rig as Barbel did me in a snag I then re tackled quick and this time used small pieces of ripped luncheon meat rather than cubes I believe fish get wise to cubes , anyway in last 40 minutes I had four more barbel and if I hadn't had to be off by ten God knows how many I'd of ended up with , I'd just been lucky and found them
But 6 barbel , two approaching double and four really fit 5 to 6 lbers in very chuffed and feels like 2020 campaign finally off and running ,tight lines all .
Il ask Danny to out pics up if he gets them as I still don't know how to do it .
Thanks Danny most of what I took were videos with a very pleased Nan using bad language in every other word , il look through and send pics of others to Danny as I sent mainly vids without realising and have appologised for language
Bit barbel have that affect on me there shear power even on beefy gear is incredible