After the Barbel had started to claw back on my early season lead in recent sessions, a drop of colour helped in producing some fish for me. This one was the pick, and a new pb at 14lb 1oz, and with two further Barbel following, both around 5 lb or so was well chuffed. View attachment 40073
Had the other two on the go to pellets @Scribe , but yes, turns out bit of luck too really, in that hadn't heard or looked really for any form, although the improvement in colour prompted me to take some meat, turns out one or two being doing good on it recently and some good fish coming out.
Fight wise the consistent (of Barbel) pull was there, along with a reminder when i needed one that i wasn't the one in charge of proceedings, wasn't constant surges, more a continual pressure.
Well done mate another fine trent barbel and congratulations on a new PB , I'm convinced the record will come from the trent in the not to distant future if it hasn't already happened, again well, done.
Cracking PBs both of you Northantslad and Yuccaman- well done!
I was also on the Trent yesterday - riverfest qualifier at Trent Lock (actually used 20 pegs each at trent Lock , below the pipe bridge at Shardlow and another on the Pride of Derby water above Sawley.
I drew on the Pride water, which hadn't been match fished in years apparently - but the organiser said that he's left out the pegs around the Derwent mouth as that would blitz the section. Well all that happened is that the last peg above chucked his feeder down to it and blitzed the match with 10kg .... Doh!
I caught a few roach and perch - but never got anything lined up.
I must say that the Pride of Derby complex is spotless - mown lawns and tree planting ... looks like you need a 3 rod pod to qualify to fish on the lakes there though