Monday 24 July 2017

Warwickshire Avon - Boilies and Boniforms

Back at the Avon, river up, with a tinge of colour.

A handful of large boilies I've confidence in, one on the hair, spam and meaty groundbait, hemp and small pellets in the feeder.

Bait under a overhang, a tree canopy.

Rod positioned, patrolling kingfishers in flight, sit back and relax.

Then out of the blue all hell breaks loose, the centrepins ratchet doesn't have time to wake it, the rest doing it's thing and preventing the rod from going river bound, butt is off the ground.

It all happened in a split second, rod in hand, this Barbel obviously doesn't like to be hooked. It's powered off downstream.

I'm now in control, the carbon tiring the fish, what a  cracking fight.

The fish with a look of surprise that it has been caught, 

6lb 4oz of pure muscle, the power of these fish need to be experienced to be believed.

Back home, now where's that snag rest I once had. 

The Barbel are feeding, now where is that double....


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