Trent Barbel – Last Minute

My original plan was to meet up with my friend, and fellow Korum Consultant, Ed Matthews for a trip to the fens where we’d do some Rudd fishing.

However, due to a drop in temperature and lots of rain in the weather forecast, I decided rudd fishing would likely be a washout.

I’ll be honest, after seeing the weather forecast the day before my planned trip to Trent, I was having second thoughts.

I figured there would probably be a lot of bites in the wet conditions, but I wasn’t exactly keen on the idea of fishing all night in the non-stop rain that was forecast.

The good news is that it only rained once during my time on the Trent, but that’s only because it never stopped the entire time I was there! I arrived during the late afternoon and was surprised to see that the water level of the river wasn’t as high as I’d expected.

I had visions of the river flowing onto the fields and having to use ridiculously heavy feeders to hold bottom.

As I drove down the track, I was greeted by a rather soggy looking bailiff who informed me that the river was in good condition.

Though it seems I was the only person stupid enough to go fishing in the heavy, sideways rain.

Still, I was here and it was time to choose a swim.

My choice of swim was based on two factors, one being that it had some nice, deep and steady water on my inside bank, the second being that if I chose a swim on the other side of the fence, I’d be in a field full of cows.

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