October 1, 2012

Latest autumn Wye barbel and chub news from Wyebank and Courtfield

Since the 15th September we have seen both good and not so good conditions. River levels looked like they would drop away sufficiently to encourage barbel into the shoals which produce some great catches on Courtfield. However when the river eventually got down to 4″ it only lasted a day before the river rose to a middle sized flood over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd and beyond. Wyebank fished the best until the middle of the month and then became pretty difficult with a frost followed by the high water.

The WUF feedback shows that Wyebank and Courtfield performed very well for the larger fish throughout this period, once again demonstrating that Courtfield is one of, if not the best place, for double figure barbel. The results are as follows.


Courtfield 11lb 7oz, 10lb 14oz, 10lb 8oz, 10lb 4oz, 10lb 4oz.

Wyebank 10lb 7oz, 10lb

Middle Hill 10lb 12oz, 10lb

Peryhill 10lb

Aramstone 10lb


Courtfield 5lb 10oz, 5lb 3oz, 5lb 3oz

Wyebank 6lb

Aramstone 5lb

Wyastone 5lb 6oz

Foy 5lb