Here are copy’s of my monthly update on the Spotted Fin Website, click on the link to read other report by my fellow Spotted Team Members.
As I write this, there is snow on the ground and a massive wind chill. It’s the first day of spring in the meteorology calendar (apparently).
At the beginning of the month, it’s was a completely different story and I was lucky enough to bag a couple of carp.
I had been playing with the Frank Warwick miracle berry Wafters. I felt that something bright would attract the carp as they are very curious creatures.
And it worked. As time was running out on the river, I headed back over there at the end of the month after the pike.
A rickety old bridge on the way round to a perfect pike spot.
Which did look like the perfect pike spot but this was not the case. The month was finishing off on the hard side.
But with spring just round the corner, well I hope so.
Until next time Richard
Life of a carp fisherman is never as perfect as one would hope! And this has certainly been that way. I have only managed 3 trips out due ill heath; firstly my youngest was on antibiotics for a week which involved no school and a daily trip to the hospital to give more. Which is where I think I picked up another flu type bug, this did me in for a week. I do try and put a bright twist on life, I did managed to write up 3 features for Spotted Fin! These will end up in Carp Talk over the next few months, so not that bad. My dad was down for the last week in January. He has decided to move closer to us. This is a weight off my mind, as it’s an 8 hour round trip to check how he is doing. Mind you this is a good excuse to have a weekend away on Wales but its getting costly!
My first and second trips out resulted in blanks and it wasn’t long before I added another one to the list.
It clearly was not my month. I even tried a local day ticket water for a few hours. The only things active where the bream and the robins (who I do love).
It was a pleasant few hour’s until the cold north wind picked up.
This is a very nice lake. I will defiantly come back to as spring starts to kick in. Not long now folks!
Until next time