Busy old day on the river today on the angler front,but alas not so on the fish front.Now I was expecting this particular river to be carrying more water today with additional colour, after speaking to the fishery manager on Thursday.But it appears that the projected rain fall never really materialised.
I though packed for the projected rain fall,heavier leads and good old meat for bait.When I first saw the river today I thought,well you can imagine.Where had all the so called colour and extra water gone,that I had been told about ?I was fishing by 08.00 and had a small Barbel around 5lbs in weight around 09.30.A small Chub around 11.00 and a decent size "Brownie" of around a pound at noon.And I fished through until 17.45 and never had another bite.
I'll be honest I fished very poorly today. Because I thought I knew what to expect condition wise and I took far to much tackle,and was loathe to move swims to often.When I fish for the hallowed "Bronze Warrior" I much prefer to roam about,as I find just watching a rod tip really does my brain in after a while.And by roaming and moving swims it keeps me interested as opposed to sitting it out in a swim or two.If you do fish that way then fine,but how the lads do it on the larger rivers where they "Bivvie Up" for a couple of days is beyond me.So in essence I fished like a prick honestly I mean it,I should have dumped the gear and gone and found some more fish.Instead of thinking that I was going to cane the place and hoping they came to me.
I also spotted more anglers out today than I have seen all season.Now I know I piss and moan about liking my peace and quiet when on the bank side.But today it was just a mass of smiling people who were only to happy to be out again after the latest spell of rather inclement weather. And just for once I felt a warm glow in my little tummy,of how nice it was.It will not last though,if they appear next weekend I will revert to type!
Just a little snap of today,no need at all to photograph the fish I caught, as how many shots on an unhooking mat,can you take.
Now back to you know where for my weekly spit coffee all over the keyboard moment.I was in work on Friday morning and saw a thread on one of these.If you really and I mean really need to ask about one of these on an angling forum,I fear for you when you get out on the bank.It can be a very dangerous place,with twigs,stinging nettles and other dastardly things that may harm us.Take care soldier the real world is not a happy place.
Lastly I hear three people I know and most of us know, are out on a "Jolly Up" on a syndicate water on the Trent on Sunday.If you see three old men,swapping tales of bed pans,heating allowance,sock darning you have met Messrs Biggun,Popsy and Oz.My advice would be to steer well clear if you see them,as they can turn a stock pond to ash with just the one cast.You have been warned.
I did mention I was going to discuss some serious angling "stuff" earlier on in the week,but I need a bloody beer.So it will have to wait.