26th 27th Sept
Fished a couple of hours Sat down on North St saw a couple of fish on the shallows, but they turned their nose up and drifted on. Fished the point by the two streams and had a couple of chub nice but not very big.
Tried North St again on Sunday river is getting lower as the weed dies and no rain for days!! Decided to try Charford been baiting up with meat, from the weir down to the brambles, had a smallish chub around 3 and then another of 5.4 out of the weir pool, quite a distinctive fish looks like the fish had been grabbed, scales missing but it looked like it was healing.
Walked the far bank of North St with DH saw some lovely fish specially over by the willows hiding under a weed raft. Went down in the afternoon got under the trees and watched the fish good number of chub and some magnificent barbel. Tried baiting upstream of the trees but not a touch!
Sunday tried again, but alas not a touch, went back up the point for the last hour and managed a nice chub around 4, missed a good bite think I need more practice.
12th / 13th Sept
Lot of fish moving on the shallows on North St, on Friday Steve H had a 15.02, sent me the pictures what a fantastic fish, DH reckons there are bigger fish around in the shoal, been a good year for seeing fish the sea trout and salmon seem to be around in big numbers, but the biggest surprise is the number of barbell seen, they seem to be everywhere trouble is don’t seem to be able to catch them!! Fished North St but had a change and tried up above the shallows, not a touch.
Charford today top weir with lob worms 2 nice brownies and a chub, had a couple of pulls down the bottom weir and ended up with small chub.
5th / 6th Sept
No fishing Sat cleared the paths on the island saw the back of an otter though!!!! Down North St there has been a lot of barbell seen Bruce and Dave saw a number of fish, some really big fish, seen more barbel this year than I have ever seen on our stretch.
Tried North st on Sunday, can see the fish on the shallows but put a bait close on they disappear, tried feeding an area to draw them in and did not get a bite.