Another Barbel for Brian Hooper but from Fittleworth this time and weighing in at 15lb 2oz
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Gordon Reay has had some memorable catches at Petworth Park this Summer with bags to 45lb plus that contained Bream to 5.5lb and Tench to 4.5lb.
None pleased him more though than when he landed this PB Crucian Carp of 2lb 15oz
Apart from Crucian Carp being present in the lake Gordon has witnessed several Common Carp to 15.5lb landed there too.
Enthused by the July monthly report indicating there were some big roach in the Arun being caught at Watersfield Ian Mintram decided to fish for them.
Although Ian failed to connect with any of the bigger roach he did manage to net this PB bream of 7lb 3oz.
Club Treasurer Martin Cornish reckoned this splendid 14lb 9oz Rother Barbel ‘gave the most amazing fight with several strong runs with the clutch working hard.’
Martin had to give the specimen fish plenty of time to recover before releasing it to fight another day.
Stephen Gray did extremely well to land this superb 14lb 6oz Barbel on tackle meant for Chub during a recent session on the Rother.
Stephen had already landed six decent Chub when the specimen Barbel picked up his upstream legered bait, he knew immediately that it wasn’t a chub and had to play it carefully before netting it.
Scott Morley had this 17lb 7oz Common in an early morning session from Coultershaw.
The fish is a new river carp PB for Scott.
Rob Symonds pictured here with a nice Tench from Petworth Park Lake.
Rob had the Tench on his very first visit to Petworth Park where he also landed some good sized Bream.
This cracking 11lb 15oz Rother barbel caught by Club Treasurer Martin Cornish at the tail end of the 2016/17 season illustrates what potential specimens lie ahead for our river anglers next season.
David Bond is pictured here with a nice Rother Chub, one of several he has had this season from our Fittleworth and Shopham stretches of the Rother.
David was using a cheese paste to lure this and many of his other catches this season.