Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Slow, low and clear. 20-07-15

12.30 and the car is loaded
and I'm fighting some of Bristol's
traffic jams.
Soon enough I clear the traffic
and moving towards
Limply Stoke.
I walked about 1/2 mile of the bank
and found it clear, low and slow.
Decided to pick a swim with
a longish cast.
This seemed to be the best idea as
the fish would hopefully not see me setting up.

Well I guess they were very weary.
Not a touch, even the float fished maggot
failed to entice anything except Minnows.
These Swans and Cygnets spent a good
hour preening themselves.
 Having started fishing at 2pm
it was a surprised when this 3lb 9oz Chub
took a lightly ledgered boillie at 4.20pm.
 A short while later the swans
decided to swim right over my baits. No
problem but when a canoe came by,
I thought it was time for a move
 So I settled in to a swim at the far end of the venue.
Here I fed around a pint of maggot and
three handfuls of pellets under the near side over hanging tree.
On the far side I fired out a few cut up boilies
and pellets to a patch of cabbages and streamer weed.
 A Wren was  in the bush on the far bank
calling for a mate, hoping for a late bit
of slap and tickle.
Well after putting in the last of the
maggots I thought I was in for a blank from this spot.
Having moved at 5pm
it was a surprise, at 9.24pm the rod pulled
round producing this 4lb 1 1/2oz Chub
over the Maggots to a small pellet.
That was it for the day. So packing up at
10pm I was pleased with the result,
with some light drizzle  and gusty
wind it was good to see the pollen was not
a problem.
I'm now planing to head to another
River Avon venue.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

River Frome, short session. 14-07-15

At last the pollen is dropping out so
with a few hours free I popped down to the Frome.
I must have picked a popular day down there,
as I was asked if there was a match
taking place.
Well with eleven other anglers wondering around
I guess it could have looked like there was.
First swim was a blank,
So I wondered further up stream. 
Here I found Dace were interested in my Maggots.

This one was about average size, with the usual Minnows
joining in, I had a very happy hour.
Around 2 1/2lb of fish were caught.
More swims tried but with very little interest
 being shown to the Maggots. 
 The odd small Dace and Roach
but not much else.
One surprise was this 
Shawn the Sheep.
I think some swim baiting needs to
be carried out to get some more
fish biting.
I fished from 11.00 till 14.00.
Float fishing with 3lb main line 
to 2lb hook length to size 16 hook.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Not out again!

Pollen has caused me to have the worst 
Hay Fever ever.
So I have not been out,
hope to escape to the 
river bank soon.

Even bought some maggots
and casters last week.
So I guess the birds have had 
a good feed.