I love my fishing also, keeps me out of trouble when the roads are to crap to ride. I normally carp through summer and pike during the winter. Often go over night also. Starting to think we organise a LB fishing trip :-)
Funny enough I’ve just come back from a week fishing the Warwickshire Avon, hard going as the river was low and clear but I had 4 barbel up to 8lb. My missus did a bit of fishing as well and had a tiny minnow that size too, probably 2 inches at the most on a 10p sized piece of spam on a size 8 hook!! It was hooked fairly through the mouth, I’ve no idea how a fish so small could get that in it’s gob! Has anyone ever gone fishing on their bike? I used to do it years ago, cram some gear in my saddle bags with a rod and landing net pole slung across my back, not so sure I’d fancy that now!
Forgot to add, if you need any help finding venues drop me a PM. There’s some decent waters around Kent way. I like Monk Lakes near Maidstone and there’s lots around this area. Elphicks is meant to be good, only fished it once mind.
W.Avon is a good venue, it throws up some crackign zander!txtPost_CommentEmoticon(’;)’);
when i used to fish for barbel, and it was low and clear i would fish short flurocarbon hooklengths, around 6 inches, with inline lead, and around 3ft behind that a 1/4 oz bomb or drilled bullet held in place with float stops, backlead! allows the barbel to hover over the hookbait with out cathcing anything and spookign them, also keep it pinned to the deck they have less chance of sussing anything, altho i have found barbel to be one of the easiet fish to catch! not bright fish really!
minnows on a size 8!? how! i normally impale them on one for perch:D