Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Wild fishing

The alarm sounded and unlike a work
day it was easy to get out of bed.
The swim would I imagined, be full
of big Tench feeding after my groundwork
from the previous evening....Well maybe
not full but just one fish would be a reward.
I arrived at 5am and was relieved
to see my spot empty.
The odd fish roled has I made my first cast.
Everything looked perfect and on Q my
float slipped away the strike though was
without luck.
I just hoped my chance had not slipped
away in those few seconds. A re-cast
and almost before the float settled
away it sailed,this time the strike
was met by a solid "Bang" and the line
peeled off the reel,a good fish. It gave
a good acount of itself the previous nights
work had payed off.
A nice fish of 6.2lb.I will be back for
one of the big ones!

Ground Work

Wild and hard a fish from these waters is a reward indeed
A plan and a bit of effort saw me
at a wild water, big fish yes hard
to catch? most deffinatly!! I decided
to pre-bait and also rake the swim.
Would it pay off early night and alam
set for a early start.

Monday, 11 April 2011

A Red Head

What a week, mini heat wave and a
day off work. A call to Pete saw us
on a quest for Tench.
The effort was put in but the Tench
did not show up, we did get some,
fish, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Perch and
I did see a large Perch(Pete) taking fry
in the margins, I managed to hook
a decent fish but lost it.
Three small Pike at least means a fish
off the list.
Sunday and the Tench was still on my mind.
The last couple of hours of day and into
dusk seemed the best chance and so it
turned out.
I muttered to myself after returning
the last of around thirty skimmer
Bream "last cast" the float dipped and
the rod arched into a my target, a fin
perfect fish at 4.14lb. That rounded the week
off and got me thinking of one a bit bigger.


"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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