Member and venue regular, Jonah Cooper, sent us details of a superb River Derwent barbel he caught recently, close to Belper.
Jonah regularly send us details & photos of his catches using our online catch report form. He kindly grants his permission for us to publish them on the site.
Here’s what Jonah had to say about the capture:
“[The barbel] took a piece of Luncheon Meat just before 9:45pm. I’d been fishing from about 4-ish and I was going to pack up for home in about 5 minutes before it took a huge run downstream. Cracking fish, returned safely.”
Well done Jonah! That looks a superb barbel; please keep the catch reports coming.
Alfreton-based angler and BDAC member, Andrew Kennedy, enjoyed a great early morning float fishing session on our stretch of the River Derwent near Belper last week, showing the river’s potential for both coarse and game species.
He sent us details of his session using our catch report & photo form and had the following to say:
“I had a really enjoyable session on the Derwent last Saturday morning, before work. I got off the mark for the season with no less than 5 species! With chub, trout, barbel, perch and grayling all caught. I landed a total of 4 chub, ranging from 3lb to a specimen chub just shy of 5lb; all on the float. Most fish took trotted caster or worm, with the barbel taking a banded pellet on swimfeeder. Great fun and just reward for a dawn start!”
You can fish our length of the Derbyshire Derwent on both season permit and day ticket.
Have you been catching on BDAC waters? Please send us details of your captures, with photos too if possible. You can choose whether the information you send us is kept private by the club, or made public on our website.
Information on all captures is helpful to the club because it helps us to monitor fish stocks and growth rates on our venues.