So, as I wasn't travelling with work this week I thought I'd sent Shedders a text to see if he would kindly take me Barbel fishing one night this week. My chance came earlier than expected and we set a date, time and place. I met Shedders down on the River Thames near Shepperton Lock.
Now, it has been over 20 years since I fished a river and I've never caught a river Barbel before, so I was looking forward to the evening's events.
No need to lug all the match gear around and Shedders had kindly offered to bring a rod set-up for me. I decided to take my small spinning rod that was purchased when I lived in Aust…