I had been looking forward to it all week,I like the place.A friend fished Richardsons lake in the week and had a dozen Tench.He did warn me that all the fish caught,by him and other anglers were caught at distance on the lead,so leave your poxy twig rods at home and lump some bait in.Did I listen?Na!
We both fished or should I say blanked on Harris Lake today.Me in peg 26 on the far bank,Gruff in 27.Most anglers today were on Richardsons and I could here bite alarms going off on a regular basis.Now the peg I fished here.
In fact the only fish I saw caught were two Tench to a guy just up from us,who was ledgering with an opened end feeder and hair rigged halibut pellets.Was it the bright sunlight that kept the fish further out,I'm not sure.I just love to float fish,the dips and sways are like a samba beat in my soul(did I really just write that,wanker).On small venues surely the float should rule the roost,or perhaps I should adapt more and return and spod the granny out of it.
When I walked around the lakes,hardly anyone was float fishing.Most guys had a two rod set ups.I think the time has come for me to burn my twigs on the fire.Real tree up and return with gusto.I can't believe I've got the front to post up a blank in relation to Marsh Farm.I have never,ever blanked here until today.
Welcome to the old mans club the Bard of Bridgenorth.
While pursuing FATWA,at work this week I came upon this semi rant(though he denies it is a rant) from the above.Now the Bard has reached a seminal moment in his life,yes he is over forty,not stone I hasten to add.But I think he is now ready for the order of the Pipe and Slippers.Steve may I welcome you into the fold old son.Being grumpy and oldish myself,I feel now is the right time to get down to pound land and sort out the above.You know it makes sense.
Its all about personal choice as far as I'm concerned.
Be that alarms, center pins, bivvies or anything else.....
I get a bit fed up of people 'telling' me I can't do this or I shouldn't do that....
I'll do what every I like....
I'm old enough and been fishing long enough to make my own mind up about how, where and when I fish.
I ordered one of these,they look pretty good to me.If you do not want to walk about in one,then just donate,please.I will hope to have mine in time,to wear on opening night on the river Severn.