Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snow fishing

The Christmas break normally affords me
at least one trip fishing. This years cold
snap has mannaged to leave me without
so much as a sniff of the river.
On a plus the kids have had a good time
and I settled down to joining them, with
some fun in the best snow since I was a
kid myself.
Today though at last gave me a chance of a
little sport. I had rang Mike who has had
a few nice fish from his trip to warmer
waters(fishing fiend linked on here).
After getting told from his other half
that we were not to go Mike made
arrangements to meet up for a couple
of hours. It's been ages since our last
trip and felt longer. I gave Phil a ring,
he's moved house so it was no problem
to pick him up . I dont know if Mel will
be so happy come the warmer weather?
With one of my mates just down the
road, I can see us nipping off for a
quick cast.
The day was crisp and cold, the water had
a tinge of colour from the slight thaw. It was
the melting snow entering the brook that had
me worried as to our chances and I watched
Mike slave away for a hour or so before I
finally set the rod up. Even the Herons looked
like they needed a fish or two.
Mike was keen as ever, I never thought I would
meet anyone who was addicted to fishing but he
comes close. He's not on his own though by this
time Pete had walked down so the four of us in
a foot or so of snow stood Mike fishing and even
worse us watching "must be mad!!"
Mike wanted to walk the extra half mile
or so to the next fish holding area, I said we should
head back thankfully Phil agreed .
The area I fancied always seams to produce a nice
Roach and so it turned out.
I set up and after a while the float dipped and I lifted
into a nice Roach. Mike got a quick photo and then a
couple of casts later I hooked the fish above a little
smaller but perfect. The first fish of the New Year
and very welcome.


phil-k said...

I was very impressed that you managed to extract a very decent sized Roach in pristine condition from what looked like a shallow ditch of dirty water and in freezing conditions.

Very impressed in fact.: )

Anonymous said...

Nice fishing! It´s look like was a very cold day... maybe with some scotch i will fish there!


Anonymous said...



"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."

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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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