Season`s Greetings to all of you who look in, and best wishes for the new year.
I can tell you, that this year has been a busy one! There have been fish-ins, and away days galore, & all have been really enjoyable experiences with familiar faces, & new friends made too.
Conservation wise, progress is always being made, and I feel privileged to have been invited to work with some great people from whom, I am always learning! I thank everyone for their continued participation in logging observations from our rivers, and ask you all to keep doing so…
Thanks also to the customers I have had the pleasure to meet and share some new ideas and advice with. It has been wonderful to spend the time with you.
Special mentions this year for (in no particular order);
Barbel Fishing Prince of the River (F.B)
The Teme Severn Study
The Barbel Society
The ABF Charity
And, all those friends who have contacted me personally to share thoughts, contribute observations, and ask advice and opinion.
Merry Christmas to one and all!
I attach this picture of one of a pair of “Christmas” Barbel I managed to catch yesterday, conditions look very Barbelish if you can get out over Christmas!!
My laptop is being really slow and misbehaving at the moment, the text will follow shortly…
Quite excited about this one!!
A great near double at 9lb14oz!
Playing in the fields..
A double hook up!
Yes readers, I am happy to say that I shall be getting involved with Jerry Gleeson`s annual ABF challenge next week…please help and give your generous support at //http:www.justgiving.com/jerry-gleeson2 this link can also be found on the front page… I shall be joining the “Southern Fairies” team as a guest in the last day`s, on the rivers Severn and Wye…Everyone is really looking forward to “having a go” and raising lots of money for a worthy cause! Good luck to all for the Challenge!!
Well here we are a month in, and we have had some fun and games, and good fish to boot!
My diary updates begin from my close season ramblings and sightings, which – on certain rivers – looked positive, with fish spawning and even feeding a little too.
SORRY THIS ONE DIDN`T LOAD UP AND I LOST ALL THE TEXT
Well here it is my fellow enthusiasts…..a new seasons eve!!! I for one shall be out with many other like minded river lovers this week. I wish you all the very best of luck and good health for the new season…
I shall be posting some updates of the Close Season Spawning, Barbel Society Show and the “Observational Study” news, in the coming weeks, and – of course – any catch reports as they happen!
Oh… and some info and links for the latest Barbel Society challenge in aid of the ABF to follow too!