Thursday saw me met up with Keith at Lucy's Mill in an attempt to bag one of the barbel that have been caught in recent times from this area. As I knew there was a chance of it being busy I arrived very early in order to get the swims that are to the the left of the main weir.
The river was up and coloured and really motoring, perfect conditions for barbel as the evening temp had been good and the level was actually dropping. Though nice conditions, the flow was very difficult indeed, in fact I had purchased some new larger cage feeders the day before and I still could not get them to hold....
To cut to the chase neither of us bagged a barbel even though we fished into dark, I did though manage 4 bream for around 18lb on liquidised bread and flake. The largest of which went to 5lb 6oz, though not a big fish it still added some percent onto my previous fish.
I caught one fish when I added some extra lead to make my total 5oz...I might called this rig" the bollocks!"
We will need all the percentages we can get as the moment as a certain Mr Hatt is producing some quality fish.....can we stop giving him lifts now please!!!!!!