Walshamboy started his new job today with a 3 hour induction in the citadel of the golden m which gave me just enough time to put some flake through a few spots on the Yare at Earlham Park on the outskirts of the fine city of Norwich. Clear, shallow with lots of runs, bends etc. And half the Larkman out for their Sunday dog throwing, amongst the slightly bemused students returning to the UK for another year at UEA before the Freshman invasion next week.
Had a look at the big aquarium swim that hosts many a stick retrieving hound and saw a healthy number of roach and small chub dodging Fido and Masher. Perched high on the eroded bank ( years of hounds, not cattle) it was interesting to see the reaction of the fish to the mash going in, and the instant mobbing of the bait in a fishy free for all. Did hook a chublet of about a pound which fell off before I had worked out how I was going to net it in 3 inches of water from a 6 foot high bank of slippery dog shitty clay but decided to return at water level next time with the trotting rod and a chubber float.
Even without Polaroids lots of roach in particular to see, with some decent fish in smallish groups.
1.02, and fresh as a newly minted coin.
Changed to more chuby tactics in this more secluded spot, several good pulls on prawn under that tree overhang but for some reason reverted to Alresford Sandbank wind down before striking mode so none connected with. Spotted a couple of pods of chub on the way back to the car and some nice pockets of roach as well.
When I'd got out of the car earlier Man U were 3-1 up and on my return the game had switched to Man City vs Chelsea so it was a very pleasant surprise to hear the final score of 5-3! That and Liverpool losing to West Ham yesterday is as they say a right result.