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July 2014 - Half measures

Well it looked pretty good to me. Beautiful day, beautiful place, all to ourselves. A full season on this stretch behind us and most of the problems sorted. All we had to do now was take full advantage of that knowledge and bag up. If only....

We caught all morning. One here, one there. A tiddler here, its grandson there. We never actually caught an egg, but some of them clearly had been eggs not long ago.

A difficult day then and what else can you say about it. Well for a start, it is beginning to look like the perch don’t run all that big here. We still haven’t seen any much over a pound. The chub are a different story, although we didn’t catch any today, we both saw a fair few, and most pegs have a few in them. Catching them is a different ball game though. The days when you could just whack a long cast down the river and expect it to be hammered repeatedly seem to be long gone. You do begin to wonder if your memories are playing tricks. The dropshot proved yet again that in most situations, it is no better and is in fact usually worse than any other method.

We caught, but no more than half as many of half the size that we would have expected. The time is rapidly approaching when we need to look at some new water even if it is just for the change.

I hope that you find my journal interesting and entertaining. If, having read this, you think that I am talking rubbish then at least you have stopped and thought about it long enough to come to that conclusion which is something of a result in my book. If you would like to comment on this article or anything else relating to my website, please feel free to contact me using the adjacent form. Feedback is always greatly appreciated and very helpful when it comes to improving both my site and my angling. Thank you for looking.

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