Sunday, 26 January 2014

Lacock 25-01-14

I needed the piece and quiet
So left home at 6.30 am.
After travelling up the very quiet M4
I arrived at a very warm Lacock.

Once again I fed a few swims as I walked
up stream.
 First swim was one I had float fished in the summer
this time I tried the usual ledgered   
baits. Without any sign that the fish were interested
I decided to pack up when another angler
looked like he was about to tackle up just down from me.

I stopped at the next swim I had already 
pre-baited down stream.
Again after an hour and a half
no signs of activity I moved further down river.

This on also did not result in any activity
So as by now I had seven anglers
heading up river,
it was time for me to head below the bridge.

Here I was fishing the out side of a sweeping bend,
soon after putting a double 8mm pellet down the 
side of the bank I a few rattles, this produced
a Roach of about 1lb.
Unfortunately it was only holding on to the pellet
and when I bent down to pick up the
net it dropped off. 
That was it no more signs of life,
so decided to pack up an hour early.
The weather was light breeze, sunny and warm.
In the hour it took to pack up, walk to the car,
drive home and unpack
and drink a cup of tea.
The weather had changed to an angry monster.
The wind smashed 2/3 of the roof of my carport
down. I was out cutting away the damage
when it started hailing.
So in 20 minutes I was drenched
and the carport was wrecked.
Half an hour later the weather had calmed down.
WOW! I'm glad I was not on the bank when that came through.

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