I've had very little time on the water for the last month or so, and I was really looking forward to wetting a line on my home-turf River Wye over the Christmas break.
So despite being full of cold I thrashed the water to a foam lure fishing for 5 hours on Christmas Eve, I could watch the lure right across the river in the clear water - and despite being really happy with how I fished I couldn't provoke a follow let alone a take.
Today I thought I'd float a sprat about for a couple of hours - and after Roger suggested a move I finally had a run. The float bobbed before sailing off. The pike stayed deep with one spectacular jump - 10lb 9oz
- one run, one fish, it's a start...
Nice '16 pike; hope to see bigger, better ones in your '17 reports... All the best for the New year!ReplyDelete
Cheers Ollie, one last shot at a '16 big girl... If not I'll have to get one next year. Happy New Year!Delete
Good to see you back on the Wye and amongst the pike! I've managed to get down a few times recently but also found it very tough with the clear water, numerous follows but struggling to convert them into takes. Did pick up a few low doubles on wobbled deads last week though which was a relief after a few tough days. Might see you on the bank in the next few weeks! CheersReplyDelete
Yeah really tough, and we haven't got the floods as an excuse! I couldn't even get follows so you're doing better than me. But it's always nice to get a double on the bank. See you bank-side!Delete