Tuesday, 28 June 2016

One man's meat......

River only just in it's banks and brown as proper tea.

3rd swim down, and the 3 droppers of meat must have done their work..

Large chunk of meat, size two hook and an ounce of lead. Tap, tap and steady pull round. Several strong chubby surges to the marginal growth, line cutting through the surface and the fry gathered in the slacks scattering. Don't come off, don't come off. Which of course it did. Bite off? Which increased the chances of it being a pike not a chub but I'll never know.

Dad and lad on the ressie capturing a magnificent tench with an exquisite orange belly..

Valerian, Valerian

Another vague suggestion at a lyric in the title.

Aldeburgh jaunt.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Just looking

Always worth having the camera in the charabanc. Stopped off at Costessey, where my years free fishing starts.  Moody sky

The Weir..took camera off P setting for this one. Seems to have worked.

Captain's now stunning as the rhododendron, lilly and flag iris reaching their peak.

Carp giving it a go over Deadman's Hole

Monday, 13 June 2016

Repetition, repetition, repetition.

If you're catching carry on? Sometimes anyway. Rivers and traditional closed waters open soon. so plenty of time for trying something new ahead. I'd seen a lot of fish feeding off Stage 1 so out with the float road and a prawn sleeper. One of those afternoons when it is light drizzle but only enough to lay the dust and not get wet, except from the sweat and steamed glasses such humidity brings. One heavier shower then a much pleasenter end to the session.

Can't say I held the shoal with precision feeding but good enough rewards. After a spell of the intermediate fish

stated to get the bigger ones interested in the corn or prawn amongst the chilli hemp.

Seem to be filling out post spawning. Some still bearing the scars though.

9 netters in total, and gathering clouds had me home in time for the footie.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Here and there.

Monday and a quick bash on the Pond, though I'd had a reasonable amount of fish Sunday the swim was not the jacuzzi I'd have liked it to have been so popped onto Stage 1. All I can say is the midges kept away, A small roach first cast and a slightly less small skimmer was it. Lot of carp activity though.

Thursday and I had I one of those texts whilst at work...get some wine and milk on the way home and go fishing..rude not to.

Thursday and back to Stage Two. Again, not able to concentrate the fish as I would like and more activity under the emerging cover than where I was stubbornly fishing to.  Had four  bream that had just made the jump from skimmer size. All mint, young fish.

Midge mania descending I decided on last cast curfew when a spirited hybrid gave me the run around and looking like a small common as it surged around the swim, all golden scaley flanks. In truth a bit battered from spawning hence the mistaken scaley identity. Much more rudd in this one and one I haven't seen before. A good 4 plus.

Friday and stopped off at Buxton. Mass ranks of mega chub off the Rail bridge, love showing the walkers and cyclists what is there once the Polaroids take out the surface glare. Two good bream with them.

This syndicate member was working the mill pond.

Got in to find I had won a years fishing on the Ketteringham's Fishery on the a Wensum below Costessey Weir. A fabulous unexpected treat. Must explore ASAP.

Sprint round the pond with a drop shot rod, only two taps but virtually no weed anywhere. Is it the unusually coloured water or cold spring? Fish feeding everywhere, cover on not. Hemp on to soak, boosted with chilli, ginger and  salt.

Dinosaur hunting on Saturday with little'un's.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

There is a hole in my bream dear Lisa

Sunday was spent with the chipeaters in Yarmouth. Sun was hot but the North Easterly not.
If you have children and been to Yarmouth you will know Joyland and the Snail ride. It's the law. You will also know the Teacups ride, and why you never went on them again..

Had a couple of hours on the Pond later. The wind doesn't come from one direction on there, just gusts and swirls about. Cold enough to make me wish for gloves.

The round half  a dozen bream all seemingly female and various shapes and sizes. All determined to put up a bit of a fight, even this one foulhooked in the belly.

They came to  prawn or corn over half a tin of corn. Total bait cost? About 20p.

This one had a noticeable hole, about the size of a penny on the gillcover.

Was driven off the water by the cold and the irritating midges finding shelter about my large head. Treated to a pair of buzzards at close quarters over the water just as  I got set to leave the platform. Big birds, measly little calls. Spooked the rooks though.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

This week I have been mostly..

Watching fish in the sunshine....Mudpigs everywhere today. Couldn't miss this ghostie.

And this is a grass carp

Had a little dibble with the drop shot and had this little snapper.