Thursday 29 September 2016

Silver Darts II

Another trip chasing dace and I added 11 more to the season total, I weighed the biggest four; 8.1oz, 8.8oz, 9.0oz (below) and 10.0oz (above). Not a bad stamp of fish, and very close to a new PB, but a long way off the target - still, it's a lot of fun catching them.

I had a couple of roach, no minnows this time (because I'd brought the mini scales) and a few chub. When targeting dace and you hit a chub about a pound you're convinced you've hit gold, heart skips a beat until you see those white lips!

I think I'll give it a break for the time being and target them in winter when they are at top weight - but I'll be keeping an eye out for a big dace over the coming trips...


  1. Clonking dace. Are they easy to weigh on a flat scale?

    1. Cheers. I normally take a see though plastic plate and zero it before putting the dace on - makes it a lot easier - forgot it this time.