Had a cracking day out today with my mate "The Gruffalow",or known as Donnie Kev to others.Why I do not know? His been Daan Saarf since I was 4 years old.That makes him older than Tom Bombadil.Who ?
No rush to get to the river today,I got up and went for a run to stretch the legs.It's where I miss the dog to be fair,as you can run over the common like I did today at 06.30 or you can walk a dog and your fine.But If your a single male, who just wants to go for a walk at 06.30, in the eyes of the law YOU ARE A RAPIST.
Anyway "Gruff" picked me up at 08.30 and we had a poodle across the country, stopping for a fry up where many other anglers go.Now I spoke to Popsy in the week about the said cafe,and had to take a peek at the loo's as he suggested.I'll say right here,right now I've not seen a "Shit House" look that rough since Keith Moon were alive.And no way will "Gruff" and I be eating there again.Trust me 'Pon Dat,dread.
The fishing ? Well we got lucky today with the weather,last night a large dollop of rain had fallen.It's not made an awful lot of difference to the levels,but may have pepped it up a bit ?We both started to fish at 11.00hrs and packed up at 18.45 hrs.And we caught all through the day, from a variety of swims both roaming, on a separate beat of the fishery to my visit last week.
Not rocket science to be honest as neither of us are good anglers,just average like many.What did we both look for ?A decent depth off the rod tip and some cover to draw the fish out from.Simple baits and simple rigs and a bit of stealth and that were it.
"Gruff" had five Barbel and I had six,to 9.1(though the pic is obviously not of the 9.1,but that doth show the swim),hence It's not on here.Now five and six respectively, may not seem a lot for a day, for you chaps who fish the Trent,Wye,and Severn ?But on small rivers down Saarf It's not a bad return in the summer.As when we packed up, a fair few anglers were arriving and saying "Your missing the best time lads,you'll have one or two in the dark".Of course lads,of course.
So that's about it to be honest,though I did tread in dog shit,while getting into the van,and thought about starting fishing again.But how greedy do you need to be ?
Just one of mine from today.