After a week away with the family in Ireland, which was fantastic fun. I am out with my eldest this weekend for two nights.
Unfortunately, the swim selection is based around an area that I can teacher her to float fish and a spot of quiver tipping. As I believe that children should learn the basic skills, as an all round knowledge of fishing helps you understand watercraft etc.
The youngest was around for the afternoon, until the wife collected her after work.
The area that we picked gave me plenty of options and the ability to keep the carp rod away from the girls. With plenty of space for some Roach and Rudd fishing.
With the sun going down, we settled in for our first night. My daughters had quite few Roach and Rudd between them (in between the rain storms).
It was a quiet night, until about 0630 when the right hand rod was of, with a one toner some 80 yards out to a very unhappy Common. After what felt like forever, the fish was in the margins and under my control. It was still not giving up the fight, but after another 10 minutes or so, it was finally in the net.
Back she goes, the following day was spent teaching my daughter casting skills and ledger & float fishing. She had plenty of fish – to the point she was bored, so next time we are going after bigger fish.
She has plenty of fish of this size.
I was joined by a friend for the second night, in next swim along.
The second night was very uneventful for me, which was a bit of a surprise. I was hoping the fish would move onto the baited area. However, the day was very hot and the wind had changed direction which my have contributed to this. But the real goal was to teach my daughter the art of fishing, which was achieve with great success.
Until next time
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