A last minute change of plan really this week.Operation Northern Monkey was canceled around noon yesterday.For those that are not aware?Conrad has a strange fishing fetish,in that he is trying to catch a Barbel from nearly every river in the UK.He is currently spending two days a week working down south,holed up in some laboratory doing techy stuff that makes the Higgs Bosun boys seem mundane.
He was due to fish one of Gruff and I's local rivers today,but alas the weather gods put a spanner in the works.Yes you guessed it rain,rain and more rain have made two of our local rivers empty into the fields again.So he toddled off back 'oop narrff.That in turn led me to go and fish a small club pool this morning.
Because it was all a little last minute I did not have time to get to the tackle shop to collect some maggots.I got home from work Friday and raided the freezer for some corn and meat,got my tackle ready for the morning and went and had a cupla pints,as you do on a Friday.
The lake in question is not large,more of a pool really.I had never set eyes upon it until this morning and arrived early and had a walk around.I was pleasantly surprised as to how pretty it was and more so that no other anglers were about also,nor where there all day.I decided to fish this little swim here and threw in some corn and tackled up.Not long after this first cast it started to pour down again.Bream,Carp,Tench and Roach were caught the Roach on corn the others species on meat.Nothing huge that would trouble the Drennan Cup if that is still going?I only took a quick snap of the Bream in between the downpours as fumbling with a camera in the pissing rain is not my forte.I hate getting my hair wet,look you.
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The sun came out around half past twelve,so I took that as my Que to tackle down and head for home and I caught this little chap eyeing up my corn.
Thoughts for today?I should fish this place more often,just for the sheer enjoyment of watching a float and thinking on things.Simon Barnes wrote in The Times the other week........."Anglers are superb at contemplating,of course they only take a rod,not to look soppy.For a grown man cannot sit alone in the countryside and just contemplate,hence the need for a rod".I am not sure if I have remembered that in it's entirety,but I love to sit and day dream.And this little pool made me happy today.And that is what angling is all about is it not.My weekly fix has been sated.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,my tackle is drying off,a beer has been opened and it's raining again.Ahh how will the Olympic venues fare in this most quagmire of summers.