The promised snow came today, on and off with fierce winds. Dry powdery stuff it was and at times out of bright skies, what the newly arrived swallows made of it only they knew. Found a sheltered spot beside a big willow and had a couple of small roach and this bream as well on triple red maggot on the waggler. It wasn't a chore to be fishing despite the conditions but I'm not sure I put a huge amount of effort in to be fair.
Monday, 5 April 2021
Easter Sunday punctuated by a trip to get my second Pfizer vax. When people need to get things done they can can't they?
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Back on it again Saturday and no sooner had I sunk the two front sticks in the soft clay bank in as swim across the water from Friday's session than then two gimlet eyes fixed me in their six mile stare. Quite similar markings round the head to my constant companion the day before but a bit smaller I'd say. They obviously have learnt from their own personal furlough that anglers mean free food, rather than six points of steel.
Friday, 2 April 2021
I say species challenge 2021, it's not going to be a long list but I've added to the current listees (dace, chub, roach, pike, minnow and brownie) today. Three times in fact and also one that got away, and how. Read on reader.....
Not bone chillingly cold today but that was only because I had a hoodie, bib and braces, snood and big coat on. Neoprene Gloves would have helped.as well. Thought I'd the waggler a go, maggots might have made things busier but I went for a classic cocktail of dendro and corn as I wanted a tench or a bream.
Phew what a scorcher.....sun, warm, my go to locals shut till Thursday (work day) so next best thing, fire up Mark 2. No frills barbie, not my faffing about foodie choice but alcohol would be involved which is always my choice.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Pre-Easter temperatures soaring, a couple of days off and what to do? None of my local club waters or day ticket options open till 1st April so I hit the much travelled commute route to a lake the other side of Fakenham, that should have warmed up a bit. Stopped for a coffee to get some change for the day ticket but card only. Never mind, they must have change right? Stopped for a bit to drink my coffee. Pleasant spot where the Glaven is forded. Let's hope that blossom does not foretell a blackthorn winter cold snap, though snow at Easter is not that unusual event.