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Three chevins, biggest 5lb 11oz. I lost something that felt barbel-esque on the first cast. There’s a few nasty boulders under that bridge! My old man fished the next peg upstream and lost a 5lb+ barbel, also on the first cast (hook pull). All on maggot feeder tactics. Not a sniff on meat and cheese paste on the ‘sleeper’ rods all day. Hoping to get another session in before the next predicted cold snap.
Was just downstream today, at Fishers Green.
50 yrs ago both venues were relatively clear, now they're like jungles.
The fishing hasn't improved.
Unless you like fishing for one bite every few weeks for one abnormally large fish, Barbel or Chub.
Did possibly see/hear an Otter, maybe a deer. Green eyes?
Bistrice rIver, Butrint, Albania. This is one of the clearest cleanest rivers I have ever seen, photo is about 200 yards downstream from the "Blue Eye" which is a large resurgence where the river comes bubbling up out of a huge fissure in rocks in the river bed.