Sorry for the late catch report, I was hoping to add a few more captures before sending you this But unfortunately due to the recent record levels of rainfall, my fishing on the Upper Trent has been curtailed for the last 6 weeks or so. I will be getting a ticket on the Severn for the coming year to give myself more options, I know from past experience, that I can still catch on the Severn when the Upper Trent is unfishable,
Anyway enough of my ramblings, I had 9 short afternoon / evening sessions on a couple of different stretches of the Upper Trent (September through to mid October). I blanked twice, but caught on all the other trips. I ended up with 7 barbel, 4 of which were doubles The biggest being a lovely pristine looking fish of 13lb 4oz.
That fish was one of the hardest fighting I can remember, it really beat me up. I also had 4 chub, which included 2 x 5lb plus fish.
All the fish were caught on the Questrami or Rahja Spice, with the biggest couple of barbel falling to the Rahja Spice. From all accounts the Upper Trent has fished really hard again this season, with a lot a of anglers seemingly giving up with it, so I was more than happy with the results of my few trips. Just need this weather to settle down, so I can get up there again, or on the Dove for some chub fishing.