Sunday, 3 October 2010
Well we have had a fair dollop of rain down our way these last few days and nights.And if Metcheck is to be believed,this warm and wet weather is around for a couple of weeks now.All well and good if you are one of those anglers who only target Barbel.Less so for other anglers, who want the various rivers to fine down a bit and target other species that need a little more guile.:-)
Arrived today at first light and fished through until 13.00 hours.Rain,wind,branches whizzing about and the ubiquitous hag on a broomstick.That get every where eh ?I only had one bite and that was just after 10.30 and resulted in a small Barbel of around five or six pounds.No need to weigh fish of this stamp,though If your just starting out I can understand if you want to.I suppose in the long and distant passed I weighed more than my fair share.
As one would expect,Lot's of weed and leaf little coming down but the rivers do need a good flush through.From around 11.30 until when I packed up the river rose about six inches.So next week when the crap gets a good flush through and with more rain it should fish better.Bait today was a paste wrapped boilie for those who are interested in that kind of thing?.The photo at the top is the river around 10.00 today.
Also I did mention that I had backed Sarafina, on last Thursdays blog entry for The Arc today,an each way bet.A game run from the nag for third place and a tidy little profit of £50.00 quid for Monty.Better than a kick in the bollocks.
Oh and Liverpool, as I type this are 2-1 down at home to Blackpool.Cue hundreds of whining Scousers phoning Talk Sport in the next few days If things stay as they are.