I invited Russell up to try for chub and barbel on the Wye just before the close season.
It was an odd day. We arrived to find someone playing a nice barbel in the first swim we passed, and I honestly thought we’d have a decent session after the prolonged spell of mild weather.
However it was tough and between us we only had a few bites through the day, with no pronounced feeding spell ever materialising.
But there aren’t many more scenic places to wind down another river season. We’ll be back for the next one.