Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Fishing hair rigged Campbell's meatball for barbel, I managed to catch this huge River Tame trout. Not quite the barbel I was expecting but a beautiful specimen anyway. No complicated tactics, just half a meatball secured on the hair rig with a piece of grass stalk, and a constant trickle of much smaller loose pieces fed sparingly down the channel near the hook bait. After a couple of hours the bite came and it was unmissable. This fish tore up and down the swim for twenty minutes before it came to the net. Exciting stuff after a long absence from the bank.