The mission to land a fish on the opening morning was a bit of a rush - I'm really glad the opportunity to fish presented itself. I managed four hours and caught 10 small barbel and 2 small carp on surface fished bread - great result! Then home, shower and hospital.
I had a bit more time today, not only to go fishing but time to smell the roses. Time to faff, time to enjoy, time to watch and wander. In fact I randomly picked the longest day of the year - so an early start - on the river for first light and off as it got dark!
Traveling light, just a bag of bread for bait and let's see where the day would take me. Doesn't matter if I get distracted by butterflies (loads of Painted Ladies). I wandered most of the length of the river - had a look at what's new - oh, and caught some fish!
Eight barbel, 4 brown trout...
Another little common carp, a roach...
Ten chub - almost all of which were damaged from spawning...
And 2 gudgeon - now it's a party!!
A celebratory Coca-Cola (not allowed beer). A fantastic day with over 50k steps (24 miles) on my Fitbit. I'll definately be taking myself off for a random fishing wander a few more times over the summer, although not always as far. Just what the Doctor ordered!
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Oh, and, I have created a new page that links to some of the blog's Red Letter Days, putting them all in one place. I'm still adding to it, I've had some cracking days since I started the blog!