It has been a funny week in regards to the weather as it has been up and down like a fiddler's elbow, the fishing has been indifferent and recently I have been thinking of having a short break to allow the systems to sort themselves out, so bearing that in mind I planned on tackling early morning Bream. The 4am alarm sounded and hit the snooze button immediately for I wasn't ready and not enough sleep had been caught, I did finally get out and on the bank for roughly six, when I arrived I was met by drifting weed and a brisk down wind which made fishing extremely difficult, I did attempt to fish it but after just half an hour I knew it was futile so I packed up headed elsewhere.
|There is a river there somewhere....|
|Two in a bed - 6lb 1oz & 4lb 3oz.|
I have never fished this stretch before so I really didn't know what to expect and it was set in some picturesque settings, so all I needed was some fish.....after 2 hours of trotting I had a thoroughly wet net with seven lovely Roach to 13oz and around a dozen Dace to an astounding 13oz 7dr, a specimen Dace picked out of a shoal of fish that averaged just 5oz, so I was glad I got my hands on the grand-mother of the bunch, very happy days indeed and another really big Dace to add to my collection.
|Average sized fish of 5-6oz.|
|A proper good Dace.|