A mild but very squally afternoon. A bit exposed on the jetty but I fancied a bream or two and after a few drags with a rake (pond weed up and running) soon had a prawn out over the curried hemp fished lift style. An odd bubble and the odd dip of the float indicated some breamy presence but no strikeable indications.
After a very heavy shower I was treated to a considerable cauldron of carp activity over the hemp before a lull and a classic lift bite and this somewhat war worn bream very rough to the touch and resplendent with spawning tubercles.
Charlies next time, heavier line but still fishing over hemp to try for a mud pig. They certainly like the hemp, I think something buoyant popped up a bit of the deck but still lift style would grab their attention.
Both the canada and greylag geese have lost all their brood and gone, at least two were seen to meet a toothy end off the road bank.