Now the rugby season is over, Matthew now has the energy to spend a few hours on the river with his old fella on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Armed with fishing gear, wine gums and a can of Irn Bru we spent a happy couple of hours catching small brownies from the river. Fishing doesnt really feature on Matts top 10 list of favourite pastimes but hes a good lad who will humour his dad (I gave him a choice of long bike ride or fishing – hes a typical teenager and chose the option which would expend least energy).
Fishing a single grhe, we took a few little browns. Matts casting technique is unique yet effective but you cant beat the feeling of landing a beautiful wild little fish.
Monday evening saw me out on Kingfisher Lodge for a couple of hours after work. Rather than tiddler bash, I decided to have one last try at seeing if there was anything bigger lurking in there. Fishing a small method feeder with corn as hookbait, I only had one bite all evening from this lovely tench of about 3.5lbs.
After being informed by the housekeeper that I’m getting a pot belly I’ve decided to wipe the dust off my pushbike. This has resulted in my having a little route around some of the local lakes, and its interesting to see what people are catching.
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Just booked the 16th off and I think Tony is too.Plenty of rivers to go at.
Are you up for it,mate.?
A tip for the new season: have you ever fished the Mersey around Urmston meadows/Flixton?
This is a very different river from the stretch below Ashton Weir and the flood protection. It's a meandering course, full of features, generally quite accessible. And under-fished.
i didnt know anything but small silvers occupied this pond
what a turn up
Can you please send me some of your red copper wire and some red holo tinsel in the post.
About 18 inches of each will be fine.I need it to make a few flies.I'll save a couple of them for you of course.
Mike Duddy says
now your giving all my secrets away!!!!
would you like me to put some copper bead heads, hares mask and some size 14 nypmh hooks aswell 🙂
maybe three filaments of pheasants tail too 🙂
Will bring them round to your office tomorrow lunchtime.
Cheers. X X X
Alan Bamber says