I have set myself a little target for the remainder of the summer, I want to catch a four pound plus Chub on a surface lure. With that in mind, venturing fourth early this morning to seek out my chosen quarry. It's a creep about, cast on your knees little stretch. Mostly over grown, shallow and fast interspersed with some small weir pools and deeper areas. I found various small shoals of Chub, mostly groups of three to for fish, some good ones too.
First cast the lure went past a group of fish, with a small plop on the surface and one Chub turned to investigate, came close, opened it's mouth as it was inched back then just melted away, the lure carried on it's journey and was hit by a Jack. Not what I had in mind.
The Chub in this area were now gone and this pattern continued all morning. Crawling into casting range, rod low, cast out, another Jack attack. No matter where I fished, my target species were thwarted by miniature Pike.
The Chub quest will continue, not here though elsewhere. Thoroughly enjoyed myself , I'm yet to meet another angler this current season, apart from Gruff, who bailed out a few weeks back after an hour as he was a little hungover. Just the way I and I'm sure many others like it. In truth, the start of this season has been something new, we have all thrown spinners about at times, from our youth and maybe to the present day with very little thought. It suits me down to the ground, minimal tackle that goes well with me getting on and off public transport to fish, when my main angling partner can't make it. Yeah I'm enjoying it massively. Surface fishing is a blast!
This came into the Yat Phone yesterday from Yessling Ying, who was out doing his weekly shop at Lidl in down town Ros Vegas. With every ten pound spent, you received this flyer for some guided days to fish for Boris,Whisker or Beards. Now Steve, I know possibly that I am not your favourite person on the planet. But some advice, from one who deals with front facing client/marketing on a daily basis. Not Lidl, your a man of class, you need to get these given out at Waitrose. Or if you like send me some and they can be distributed at more upmarket establishments, free advice from the heart.
Keeping with the Vorest theme, news reaches me here at Yat Rock, that the new Star Wars movie is being created in the home of the six fingered massive. The link is below, I know Ying and his flock, got a knock back as extras for the movie. Seeing that they are just to out of this world to be real aliens.
Ps I almost forgot , Peter thanks for coming over early this morning with my lost pliers, top man :-)