Little Uns playing up so only a 45 mins window before curfew, so Golden Pond then. On the dam but couldn't bring myself to even set up. 3-4 feet down now and more exposed silt than water. We haven't had proper rain for months. It would take a month of monsoons to make a difference. No way any fish could be saved except by rod and line but not many places now you could even get a landing net wet. Heart breaking, it really is. I think the only water that really comes in now is road run-off and that's not a free ride, its a notorious accident black spot, and the road was blocked again today with the usual diesel spill.
I did have a couple of hours into the gloaming yesterday on what soon might be my closest water. Opted for the waggler and fed hemp and pellet with corn on the deck. A variety caght with a couple of surprises thrown in.
This was the first of the evening, and the largest roach, I thought 10 oz ish. Pretty fish anyway
This little skimmer had an unusual green sheen just where my stubby fingers are.
Several of it's slightly bigger chums turned up, nothing over a pound and a half and just one obvious hybrid. I wasn't really expecting this perch on corn, a bit of a pale perch
Not that surprising really I guess, everything loves the golden grains, even 3 on a #12.
Twice I had to flick the anti-reverse off, once for this eel
and once for this lovely tench which did bend the rod a bit
Proper dark at 9 now. Oh, and I'd pulled in the car park with England wavering on a fight back to a report of a 3 wicket victory. For once snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.