Friday, 15 January 2016

Gliding Over All


Well the first session of the year was a blank, not the way I like to start, perhaps chasing a rare pike on a new canal wasn't the best way to start the year. And since my stickleback / dace trip I've been out with James a couple of times - but I was stuck in a slump.

Dace fishing, the first trip I was mostly and observer - exploring a fantastic new stretch of river - but I did have a few casts so it was officially a blank. Yesterday we went out for a few hours, again chasing dace.

I had stuff to do in the morning and by the time I got there James had landed two - both big, check his blog - but it was tough fishing. They were the only dace we saw all afternoon but a trout saved me from a blank. And James Snr had a cracking trout - yeah, they're out of season but they spawned weeks ago.


Two thing occupy my time at the moment; the biggest game launch I've ever been involved with and watching The Wye water levels - up and down like a bride's nighty! But I had set aside a few hours this afternoon. Time for my old favourite: chub.

And I'm glad I dragged myself to the river - 4lb 6oz (top) on rolled meat, on her way towards the net she was accompanied by several shoal mates - and she wasn't the biggest of the bunch - but they were spooked - I'll be back!

I also added three more barbel to the 100 challenge, 7lb 1oz, 5lb 10oz and 3¾lb - four more to go...

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  1. We'll in, mate better than sitting at home !

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    1. Nothing like a good fish to break a bad run!

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  2. Good looking fish pike man. How's the big river looking? Gotta feeling this is your year for something special.

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    1. It's getting dangerously close to the level I want... And the frosts have finally arrived...

      Should be perfect next week (when I'm in Iceland).

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    2. Well just go after you've done your shopping :)

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