As i type this my evening plans were to head out either onto the upper or my local river Dee in search of chub or barbel, unfortunately the rivers are well up and in the fields, now i love my flood fishing but not when its as high as it is. my head though is firmly screwed on thinking of targeting barbel and chub and trying avoid the distractions of pike fishing when i see the photos of pike from Stuart out in Ireland pike fishing and Malcolm out pike fishing on two other local big pike venues.
Summer behind us and iv had a very unlucky spell with fishing, iv once again been in search of those big grass carp and finally i managed to hook the biggest of the 3 that usually comes out at around 20lb, unfortunately this grass carp didn't read the rule book and after hooking him decided to fight with the force of 1000 demons sending me snagged up into a tree. Having been targeting these fish on and off for a couple of years i was absolutely devastated at losing this fish. i really cant put into words how bad losing this fish and only an angler will really understand.
Ok my plans for the next couple of weeks are to continue enjoy blanking on the river Dee in search of barbel, they are few and far between but with it being just 10 minutes down the road will mean alot to me to catch one, carry on with my upper campaign and venture down onto the middle for some fun with some shoalie barbel.