Unfortunately, with work and other things, I have not been out for some weeks. As I am taking a guest on the river in a week’s time, I thought it best I take a look. My only free day was going to be hot and sunny. This weather is a bit odd, today is the 1st of November and it’s 8am and I am sitting in my t-shirt! Can’t complain, however, this is going to make the fishing hard work, but lovely and warm ; -).
My first choice of swim, was in deeper water and as the sun was shining bright all day, I though it a good place to start. There was a bit of colour in the water, after all the rain we have had. Saying this, the water level had dropped as there had been little or no weed growth this year (this is due to all the flooding we have had over the past two winters).
After 4 hours without any signs of fish, I ended up spending 4 hours looking around the whole syndicate from top to bottom. I have found some very interesting areas for this Winters pike fishing trips and some carpy looking areas too. Unfortunately, no signs of barbel and by this time I had knew it was time to head home.
Taking a good look round, will help you to gain more knowledge of you water and has great benefits to your fishing.
Till next time