Sunday 27 December 2009

Salt, Snow and Flood

Well, as predicted, the melted snow and salt filled the river. With 6 extra feet of water we gave it a couple of hours - but perhaps knowing when to give up is also a fishing skill!?

Edit: And the following 2 days were also flooded out, still every session that includes a twenty is a good one. Oh, and here is a friendly River Wye robin!

Saturday 26 December 2009

23lb 8oz Pike (5 in total)

Location: Wilton
Number: 5 pike (9 in total, Dad 4)
Largest: 23lb 8oz
Method: Float-fished bleak

First day fishing for the Wye winter pike after 2 cancelled sessions due to flooding. The conditions weren't great, the snow and ice were melting and salt from the roads was getting into the water. But great session anyway a 23lb 8oz (Me), 14lb (Dad), 11lb 10oz (Dad) and 6 jacks to about 5 pounds.

And a bonus perch for me on bleak livebait, at 2lb 1oz it is my personal best.