Brian Hooper caught this Sea Trout from Shopham on breadflake whilst fishing for Chub, it weighed just under 4lb. Brian wasn’t sure if it was a Sea Trout as ‘she’s stunningly marked – nothing like the sea trout pics on google.‘
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Chris Hayes had a right good battle on his hands when this superb pike picked up his bottom fished deadbait whilst fishing the Rother
Unfortunately Chris was on his own without scales so couldn’t weigh it but reckoned it could have been a twenty. He did manage to take a quick selfie before returning the fish.
Whilst fishing for the elusive Arun Barbel Nelson Keet caught this 5lb plus Chub.
Apart from this specimen Chub Nelson has landed several Barbel to double figures and Carp to thirty pounds already this season.
Coultershaw Bailiff Martin Cornish had this pristine looking 7lb 11oz Barbel on a recent visit to the river. The fish was caught at midday and luckily angling buddy Colin Bridger was on hand to take the photo.
Martin also had a 3lb 9oz Chub earlier in the session.
Although there are numerous small Rudd in The Granary which is why we’ve introduced some Perch to control the numbers there are also a few bigger ones too.
A delighted looking young Seth Oglethorpe is pictured with one of the better ones caught on a recent visit to the venue.
Chris Hayes banked this new PB Barbel of 12lb 1oz on his latest visit to the River Rother.
Chris used a very light leger weight combined with a longer than usual hook length to trick the specimen into picking up his Halibut pellet hookbait.
Chris reckons for it’s weight it was the hardest fighting fish he has ever hooked.
A joint effort resulted in this fine Common Carp for Ewan and Finley Hayes.
The boys were on their first visit to Hurston Lane Fishery with dad Chris. The fish was landed using a whip, no mean feat for such young anglers, they can’t wait now to go back
On his latest visit to the Rother Stephen Gray used trotting tactics to catch Roach, Dace, Gudgeon Perch, Minnows, Chublets and a Chub of about a 1lb.
Although Stephen enjoys trotting he also likes to put out a second rod, a light Chub rod, on this occasion he managed to hook and land a decent Barbel of 8lb 3oz.
Stephen also had this 8lb 8oz Common that nearly pulled his rod in such was the ferocity of the take whilst he was concentrating on trotting.
Apart from the Barbel and Carp Stephen also had a Jack Pike too on his second rod.