- Personal Bests
- Photography Portfolio-updated
- Specimen Gallery(non pb's)
- Foreign Fishing
- My Fluff Chucking-improving slowly
- Sea/Shark Fishing
- Barbel, It's all about doubles
- Red Letter Days- Zander and Pb Barbel
- Red Letter Days-Tench
- Chub, lots of fives, my quest for a six
- Carp-flukes and twenties
- Cheese paste recipe
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Some Commercial Activity
It is never easy choosing where to go after a great foreign fishing trip and even more difficult at this time of year. It feels like that awkward in between stage, waiting for the rivers to open and a lot of fish in the lakes are in spawning mode. A local commercial was my venue of choice as I knew the fishing wouldn't be amazing anywhere but at least here I would get a few bites.
The Carp were crashing in the margins all day and obviously had their minds on things other than feeding as I only landed two small ones all day. However a few Rudd and Roach obliged along with the annoying little Perch.
However I had the most success with Bream.
Several landed throughout the day up to a biggest of 4lb 10oz, some were spawn-laden females.....
and in amongst them a few spiky males covered in tubercles.
In between bites the bird-life amused me, swifts taking insects off the surface
and a female swan that was desperately trying to ward off the attention of an amorous male.
Nice to be out in the sunshine but I am itching for the rivers to open.