I had a short four hour Perch session today on a local river.I deliberated all week about fishing as I really fancied a weekend off at home with my feet up.Being busy at work and a couple of very late nights had worn me down a little.Chuck in the more or less incessant cold and I was all set to stay home and read a book.
Until I changed my mind last thing on the way home from work yesterday and dived into my local tackle shop and grabbed some rather mangy worms.Even when the alarm gave a shrill call first thing this morning,I had to force myself up and out of bed and into the shower.I get some right stick about having a shower prior going fishing,as some people just have a "cats lick" then go fishing.I though cannot wake up without a shower,nice not to shave on a Saturday though I can tell you.
Did I enjoy it ? No not really and it's the first time I've really dragged myself out of the door to go.Like most I love my fishing but I think the weather these last two months is maybe making me lethargic.I fished a couple of swims by trotting lobs worms close to the bottom and had one very and I mean very small Jack Pike.I was mostly on auto mode and I was glad to pack up at noon to be honest.A low grey and sullen sky,plus a biting North Easterly wind had done for me. The sun only came out briefly for around five minutes,so I grabbed this quick photo of the far bank cover that I was trotting past.I have kept it in black and white to go with my rather jaundiced view of the day.
Is a moral coming ? Yes like many have said in the past do not go if you really do not want to.It's a pleasure not a chore.And today was the latter and I was glad to get home.Although the "Gruff" is out again next week, after being on family duty's for the last few weekends so that will put a smile on my "Boat".
Where does the Spring come into all this.I got home and put my tackle away and went into the back garden to top up the bird feeders and change the water bowl.And I noticed the Croucus(God knows If that is the right spelling) have started to poke there heads up,so I'm hoping they know something I do not ?
Lastly as promised here Is a little video I made ;-)As ever a few profanity's and if this offends you then I offer no apologies.Just do not look in here please ;-)