Saturday 30 May 2015

Down The Canal

Today I accompanied James to the local canal in search of bream - trying to find my five pounder. And after stalking big bream in the clear water, where they cold see us coming a mile away we made our way down to some murky water for a bait and wait approach.

And we didn't have to wait long before James landed a bream about 5½ pound, which went back unweighed and un-photographed - I wanted one! Next up I had a 4lb 9oz bream, a new PB and I'm getting closer to my target. Then the swim went dead.

I thought I knew why and a shad was cast out to find the suspect, first cast a nice double nailed it, shook it's head in anger, spat the lure and sank back into the murky depths. After taking a moment to curse my luck I cast back out and she hit it again - cue the most spectacular arial fight!

A tail walking 15lb 0oz pike was mine. And every self respecting bream for miles had gone into hiding - no more bream today, but did I really care?

I continued chucking the shad about and was equally fascinated and frustrated by the number of follows by zander - they followed, nipped the tail but I didn't hit a single one - I will be back with some fresh bait...

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Escape To The Farm III

After working on Saturday morning I managed to escape to the farm for an afternoons fishing. Great to be back on the water and sat in the sunshine.

The crucian carp managed to elude me yet again, but 9 or 10 tench to 4lb and a load of skimmers, perch and rudd made it an afternoon well spent... Need a bit more time on the water though...

Saturday 9 May 2015

Escape To The Farm II

I managed a day at Marsh Farm today, and it was a lovely day - broken up slightly by rain and strong wind!

It was great to be back on the water and I managed half a dozen tench with some roach, bream and perch mixed in - no monsters - but keeping my hand in.

Still haven't found a crucian yet but one or two came out around the pond so they are starting to feed, guess I'll just have to go back soon...