Only 5 days to go until the season opens. Five long days but it's nearly here - can't wait.
The closed season didn't really go as planned, far too busy at work. But I did manage 3 trips to Marsh Farm, no crucians but plenty of tench, bream, roach and perch, and even a bonus gudgeon - it was great just get a bend in the rod. But that pike last week was the highlight - my first canal pike and a terrific fighting mid-double was the way to start!
Some plans for the upcoming season, time is going to be very much against me again this year so I plan to do some opportunistic fishing on the local river when I can string a few hours together, I hope to revisit some of the fantastic fisheries from last season and get as much fishing in as possible - I've still got roach, zander and grayling on my mind.
And I need to set a challenge, with two failed pike challenges behind me, and probably even less time on the riverbank I've decided to up the target weight but add more species - Predator Challenge 2015: 300lb of predators.