It was a good two hours or so until the sun got up and a little longer for the fish to make an appearance.I had a good few Carp swimming around a large bay of slack water taking mixers off the top.And they took every one,every time while ignoring my artificial floater.I stopped fishing for a while and had the fish competing strongly for the free offerings,large bow waves appearing every where.But each time they came to my hook bait they took a little sniff and sunk away.
I think they could see my controller float or the line?I could only use a hook length of around a foot and half, owing to the limited casting space.Floating crust was out of the question as the hordes of Roach and Chub were obliterating this in minutes.I had a chat with the Bard of Bridgenorth and he suggested next time I go,tie a longer hook length in loops with PVA string,thus enabling me to spread the bait away further from the float.It may be worth a try.
I packed up around noon as by now I was soaked in sweat and stung by the huge nettle beds that adorn the bank side.Frustrating yes,but worth watching how cagey these river Carp were.I'm looking forward to getting back for another go soon.
Mr.Bean and Bond accompanied by the Queen,my jaw dropped when I realized it was the real Queen and not a stand in,parachute jump withstanding.To start with Jerusalem was a master stroke and the young lad Humphrey Keeper sung like an angel,we were transfixed.It just seemed to move along at break neck speed until the end.When Emile Sande sang Abide With Me,Lady D had tears in her eyes and I'll openly admit I had a lump in my throat.It is such a hard hymn to get right,but she managed it with superb aplomb.Only downside of the night,as many have said was Paul McCartney,very poor.I wonder what the rest of the world made of it?
Lady D and I.
It was a real good "do" with plenty of old Rare Groove and Lovers Rock playing,I would like to point out I was not drinking that Stella,Lady D's daughter who took the photograph suggested it would add some "Chav Factor",what ever that is.