Saturday, 16 August 2008

Back On The Bank

Back on the bank after sometime, Summer Holidays amongst
other things keeping my time to a minimum.
My time has been tied up for the last month or so only a few
quick casts have been possible .
My wife has not been her normal self , quite a worry
...... it's only been over this period that I realize the amount of
free time she allows me . So the chance to snatch an evening
session was eagerly accepted .
Catching a fish is great but just getting out on the river is
reward enough for me . So even though we have had a
little rain I nipped off to the River Dane . I was pleasantly
surprised to see the river quite clear and not to high .
I caught a lot of small Chub and Dace with the bonus of
ten or so Grayling up to just over the pound mark
The river is full of Chub like the one above which is a good sign
also every swift glide seems to hold Grayling these days. The
Dace however seem not to be in the numbers of a few years ago
this also seems to be the case on the Ribble , quite sad .
The little river had some great Roach but alas they seem to have
all but gone......on a plus this also happened on the Ribble but over
the last few years they have made a come back so with luck they
may return
Finished the evening with a nice Grayling ..... a quick snap
rounded off my return .
I will post some photos over the next few days two of my
short sessions before I went away brought a smile first went
out with Mike who found on our arrival at the river he had no
rod ........... then Pete arrived with no reel , it's normally
me who forgets things this made me feel a little better that
I'm just normal ''well nearly!''
Even though these put a little dampener on things both
evenings where good.
Mike is great company and we could talk for hours about
fishing an always end up with a laugh .
Pete is so knowledgeable on everything about fish and also
the life that fills the river it's a true education spending few
hours in his company .
Just writing this makes me want to get back out only down
side the rain is falling hard so it may be a while .

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