Tuesday, 14 April 2009

On The Sedge

It was the last day of my extended Bank Holiday
I had an extra day, When Melanie said why don't
you have a few hours to round the break off I could
not turn it down.
A quick dash to the Ribble was what a decided on
while in the car park putting on the waders a sedge
landed, interesting .....
I got to the river and was met with a large hatch.
More importantly fish were switched on and a good
rise was taking place . I put on my closest imitation
which on the water looked pretty good and made my
way down stream to the furthest fish . My thoughts
were on not spooking them I crawled down the bank
and got within an easy cast of the first fish .
My first cast brought a confident take ....wish I Could say
the same of the hook up 1-0 to the fish .The next did the
same and so on I even checked the hook thinking it must
be broke . Finally I hit one a nice fish 12in .
It was stuffed with Sedge .
I carried on much the same tempted enough fish
to keep me happy but missed more than for a very
long time. Finally my ineptitude put the heads down
and the chance was gone.
I made my way down stream but the rivers low
clear condition made the fishing hard.
Time for a few snaps with the camera.
A lovely Primrose was first when I got home
I read a little about them........The primrose
has many uses - beautiful and glorious they are
to look at, but did you know that the leaves can
be used as a salve for wounds, or that the petals
can be used to make wine!
Turning over a few stones always brings out
something of interest look like mini monsters .
I found a fast crease and after a few plucks on
the wet I finally got a little Parr .

I enjoyed the evening but again my fishing wasn't
the best if I had hit half of the fish I could have had
half a dozen at least it ended around 14-2 to the fish
tonight but I can live with it.

Friday, 10 April 2009

On Golden Pond

Mike mentioned that he may get a few hours
out and fancied a local pond it was one my Dad
took me in my early fishing days.
Mike rang to say he was catching but I had
only just got home, the rain was falling and
I rated my chances as low but as you may
guess a couple of hours later I was by the
waters edge Mike was into a nice fish within
moments of my arrival , he had only caught
smallish ones until then.

It turned out to be a nice Tench.
My first put in brought me a nice Roach
on worm, this continued good steady fishing.
A few missed bites and I Said to Mike
I think Skimmer Bream have arrived
the next fish confirmed my suspicions
Mike gave me some pinkies I soon realised
why he was using pellets!!
Mike was into another fish it circled around
Crucian carp was what we guessed at.
We guessed rite a lovely little fish .
I may now get to take my Dad fishing
for the first time in four years just need
a little warm weather he will be happy
to catch fish like the one Mike had.
I remember him sitting for hours in
the same spot as Mike fished over thirty
years ago catching the same sort of fish.


"Life is but a dream?"

"... on a good day of fishing, the job, the noise and clutter ... fade away until there is only water and the rhythm of the rod and, now and then, a fish."

-Random Phrump

''A Thought''

A simple philosophy I have adopted over the years has been tested and re-enforced in the past few weeks. It is to celebrate those good and pleasing things encountered in daily life, no matter how small, with at least the same vigour as I bemoan the bad or merely vexing.
-Steve Dobson

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