Steve Pope Barbel Fishing

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Mid August Update


Seeing as I’m late with an update and looking ahead I’ve very little time to spare online I thought it would be ok to cheat just a little with this piece!

Over the next few weeks I’m on the middle Severn, the lower Severn, the Kennet andĀ the Wye on guiding days, auction days and magazineĀ feature days, I can’t ever remember being this busy on the fishing front.

I’ll also be at the Evesham Festival and then there is a trip down to London when I’ll be visiting the Olympic Park for the paralympic games.

I’m not looking for any sympathy, it’s a good life and I know it!

Anyway I’ve written quite a bit lately, my fishing exploits are well documented in the Fishing Magic Diaries, my regular feature together with a report will be in the next Barbel Fisher and I’m busy on a chapter for the upcoming Barbel Society book, and there is a CAT article to write as well.

So this update is in the vein of every picture tells a story, a visual journey through the last month or so and words that may not have covered the subjects to follow, especially an indepth look at the River Wye.

Hope you enjoy……



At the head of the queue in Hyde Park



Lady Antebellum


Bruce with John Fogerty




Just love this picture!


A result for Ben


Henry back in Sydney....still has the dummy!


He looks happy to see me on the screen via skype!


Early season on Severn, river bank high, fishing was good!


Kennet barbel for me.


My pal Geoff lands a Severn barbel


And here it is, a nice fish.


A Severn barbel for me


A Severn barbel for my nephew.


And another!


And yet another!


Success for Jeremy


Lewis waiting..................


No problems with the pin


Aussie flying the flag!

I certainly miss the little fella!


A nice Kennet double


And another...............note the haircut!


My favourite combination.


A nice barbel for Dick


He catches on the Kennet as well!


A good 'un for James.


A great group of guys on the Wye course.

The wonderful Wye.

Wye action!

That’s it for now, enjoy the fishing, there’s great fun to be had on many rivers, see you again soon.


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