For me as a fisherman of fifty years I have one outstanding passion in my fishing, its float fishing. I try whenever I can to catch my fish on a float. So when fishing the River Trent it’s all about fishing in fast water. Stick floats or wagglers in various sizes are the mainstay of my fishing. Even in high water I’ll try to use a float, laying on or stret-pegging with a big float. I like the visual aspect of float fishing, but also the way it makes you work, hours pass by when long trotting, at times I have to force myself to even take a drink break.
Double figure barbel taken long trotting on Caster. September/ 2016
In previous few seasons I’ve concentrated on catching some of the Trent’s better barbel, and have had some moderate success. But this year I’d like to try for some big Chub and Roach. I know both will be a challenge, the chub run very big on the Trent, but the Roach while in numbers don’t. It would be easier to catch a 7lb Chub than a 2lb Roach. While I say I fish for the better fish, to be honest I’m just happy catching a few fish, and enjoying the nature in my surroundings.
The home of big barbel and chub.
So I’ve set out my plans for this years fishing lets see how we get on?