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it pays to listen to your gut instinct!

Posted by viney , 27 August 2011 · 5,947 views

River Kennet nr thatcham 9am-6pm

Not quite the early start I had planned but the lay in was much needed!
I arrived and set up, cast just short of the trees on the far bank a few times to build up some bait then sat back watching the tip. It wasn't long before I felt unsettled and kept getting drawn to a riffle that kept appearing on the surface of the water a rod length out and 3 lengths downstream of me. I don't know why but something was telling me to recast to there, minutes later my refilled feeder was swung into position. It wasn't long before a few short jabs then a wrap around on the tip signaled I was in! After a very good battle I slid the net under my first Barbel of any real size

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After returning all 11lb15 of her to the water I checked my rig, the feeder hadn't even had time to empty!
The rest of the day was fruitless but that didn't bother me after such a cracking fish!

The Flying Tench
Aug 30 2011 10:04 PM
Cracking fish Viney!
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