Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Stuart was yet to catch a barbel, so I suggested we hit the beautiful Wye Valley for a full days guided fishing. What a day he had, with 4 lovely barbel, the heaviest going just short of 8lb.
Hope you enjoyed it, and look forward to taking you out again.
Posted by Mark Boyd at 02:43
Thursday, 6 August 2009
On a day where the rain started at 1pm, and as I write the report of Charlie's latest lesson it still rains.... heavily.
Charlie's committment to angling is infectious, wanting to proceed with his lesson with ill regard for the British weather. Rain or shine he wants to be on the bank!
After learning some very sodden knot tying, and how to set up a cage feeder rig and method feeder rig, it was time to get the line wet... well wetter than it already was in the teaming rain.
Charlie managed to grab his quiver tip rod in the nick of time, as a hefty carp decided it was time for corn! After a swift battle I slipped the net under Charlie's heaviest carp to date, a lovely 9lb common carp. Shortly after, another tremendously savage take, tearing line from Charlie's reel, only for the hooklink to give a few seconds later; a nick in the line, or a sharp object below... we will never know. The weather was grim, and the fishing was uncomfortable, but Charlie's eagerness was rewarded with a personal best common carp, and a beautiful fish at that!
Well done Charlie.
Posted by Mark Boyd at 14:47