The conditions were perfect for a days Perch fishing, little windier than I would have liked but dull and overcast for the whole day.
Armed with plenty of prawns I headed to one of my favourite commercial puddles and deployed the bait under super-sensitive floats. The first couple of hours were frustrating to say the least as the floats dipped and rose, Any strikes were met with fresh air. I thought the culprits were small fish nibbling at the large bait until eventually I swung in an angry little crayfish with a lump of Prawn in its mouth and a size eight hook in its leg.
All morning I had been using Tesco finest prawns and didn't have a fish to show for them. I changed to Morrisons fresh farm prawns and had an instant result. Strange that the fish had a definite preference or was it that they just switched on at that exact time?
Sadly not the Perch that I craved but at least the rod had had a bend in it from a pretty little F1.
Almost instantly another Carp fell for the bait, this time a Common.
Then finally the target species showed up, the first of four landed in total and the first one ended up being the biggest, weighing two pound on the nose. A decent fish but they grow a lot bigger in there.
Not an easy self take!!
Tazzy got bored and proved that she is crap at hide and seek.