And so it begins
I have been floatfishing using the lift method.
Up in the water
...and it wasn't exactly what I had been expecting when I cast in.
...an awkward wind clawing at my neck, irritated because I had turned my back to
A very useful tip
...I just freelined bread and pinched a single AA on three inches from the hook..
Move on up
It was a relief to hook the first fish at five feet,
Rainy days and Wednesdays
...but Pete was mad keen to try hemp and tares for roach,
A sign of things to come.
...my first roach and a cracker too..
Such a perfect day.
The hair-fine tip of my fishing rod curved delicately into the mist ...
...the float was wobbling drunkenly around in circles five yards away.
A host’s dilemma.
...catch a few of these hybrids, bite a chuck, easy...
A little help from my friends.
I might not know what I am doing, but I know a man that does.
....is devoted to the pursuit of silver fish
First of the winter.
The first bites came within half an hour , in the dark, by the light of my head torch,
...it is wrong and foolish to wish one’s life away but a fast forward button would
All in the dark
I don’t know a lot about a lot more than I do know about.
...the canal section was frozen, the lake was flooded ...
Ain’t that the truth.
I blame the conditions.
This trip has just received an upgrade from satisfying to perfect.
A three pound hybrid is a very good fish...
...employ tension to negate the effects of the large shot
Waiting for the gift...
...of sound and vision