I am out on the Hampshire Avon for the first time of the new season. Its my quest to finally catch an Avon Barbel. This has become quite a challenge now as I have been after one for some years. I have come quite close on a couple of occasions and even lost one. It doesn’t appear to be that hard for other angler’s, I must just be a little of the mark.
The area I am in, for a few hours today, is not far from where I lost one the other year. There is a nice run just off the bank that I have baited with pellet soaked on salmon Oil, both rod’s are on 4 ft mono hook link and a wide gap hook with a spotted fin Catalyst boilie. I have great confidence in these for my carp fishing and I feel it’s only a natural progress to use these for Barbel. As I am sure confidence is half the battle, for me.
It was a very pleasant few hour’s out, with the over cast weather. I was quite confident.
However no joy on the fish front today.
Until next time
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