Trudged my way up
to my favored peg.
With frost on the car and on the ground
it did feel colder and the river felt cold as well.
I guess the hail yesterday
cooled it down.
Still, feeding a couple of balls
of ground bait, and then
setting up my pole, I
used a ground bait feeder
with size 18 hook to 1lb hook length.
A Roach was on the hook straight away,
quickly followed by a Minnow.
I felt that I was in for a good day now,
How wrong could I have been.
That was it for over an hour,
the bites were few and far between
and in the end, I ended up with
4 Roach, 3 Dace 1 Gudgeon
and 6 Minnows.
Total weight was 2lb 13oz.
In the end a maggot feeder was
slightly better at picking off the
I did loose 12 hooklengths
to a snag that was not there on my last
On a positive note
I saw a Dipper fly past,
The first I have seen since 1998!