12.30 and the car is loaded
and I'm fighting some of Bristol's
Soon enough I clear the traffic
and moving towards
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
I'm now planing to head to another
River Avon venue.