Note And Photos From:- Fred, Brighton, UK
Fishing the River Ouse in Sussex.
I had fished a number of swims all to no avail. I tried every bait in the book and just about every method I could think of. For the last hour or so I decided to fish the notoriously difficult weir pool – not a bite.
I decided enough was enough and started to pack my gear leaving the rod until last. All packed, I went to pick up the rod when it hooped over. Another ten seconds and I would have missed the only bite of the day!
A new PB Barbel at 12 lb 12 oz. A new Haywards Heath Club Record and a new Ouse Record.
Caught 14th February 2008.