I've continued my eel and tench campaigns, however I'm still some distance from achieving my targets but I feel like I'm heading in the right direction
A quick sum up of the last couple of months
Eel sessions -
Only 3 attempts since my last update, on a different water on each occasion, 2 eels landed and 2 lost.
The fish landed went 1lb 12oz and 2lb 4oz.
Whilst fishing a carp water I lost an eel of about 3lb at the net and on my most recent session I lost an eel which felt huge, completely in a different league to any eel I've hooked before, unfortunately it slipped the hook after about 10 seconds and I didn't get to see it.
Tench sessions -
Just the 2 tench sessions, the first on a mature gravel pit that I have been waiting to fish for a year. The session was a bit of a disappointment, water still a bit cold no sign of any tench but a nice 2lb + perch as consolation prevented the blank.
|2lb 2oz - worm, lift-method.|
|As things stand I've caught 6lb 11oz of the targeted 50lb...|
I was planning on waiting until September before fishing the rivers but a chance to fish opening day saw me on the bank on the evening of the 15th awaiting a midnight start. A disappointing session really, a few knocks nothing more. A second session saw a visit to my banker peg, but again another blank. A short barbel session on my local river (barbel blanks are the norm) saw a solitary chub landed. Another visit to the same stretch as opening day, Ben and I both landed our first barbel of the season, both fish were bests for us both from this river.
|8lb 14oz for Ben, mine slightly less at 8lb 4oz|