Veals MD Jon Sailsbury's Trip to the River Wye

A traditional few days off at the end of the river season produced a nice mixed bag of fish for Veals Fishing Tackle’s MD Jon Salisbury and fishing partner Ian Hussy.

Fishing a stretch of the River Wye near Ross the pair arrived to find the river carrying 3ft of warm coloured water so set their stall out for Barbel. Over the course of a few days using leger and feeder tactics the pair banked 10 Barbel to around 8lb + and a dozen or so Chub to about 4lb with maggot and pellet doing the business.

With the river fining off and colour dropping out, a switch to paternostered dead bait produced two double figure pike for Jon including this beautifully marked fat fish that tipped the scales at 18lb 6oz.