"We sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much quietness as these silent silver streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us"
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Time well spent
Since the session with bro, I have angled only once more and that was a short Sunday bash back on the syndicate stretch.
We did not arrive till 11am, choosing a bacon sarnie with no rushing about before the day on the river.
By which time the sun was blazing and conditions were not the best, still its better for an eleven year old to be out in the countryside than sat in front of the x box!!
The first couple of hours was spent in my rubbers, wading and looking for spots, features and maybe something for later it the year.
Clear areas, depressions and anything that might just look like a feeding area for chub/barbel not just for now, but for when she's holding a bit of colour with extra water to boot.
This i find, all adds to the enjoyment of not only captures but sessions also.
At school it was called homework (of which we hated) but this is for enjoyment and its all part of the jigsaw puzzle.
Jay started to grizzle that we were not angling yet, but with bright sunlight and low conditions i explained to him that it was an opportunity not to be missed. He said he understood, but was itching for us to drown a bait as soon as possible!
A few bits of bait were deposited in certain areas before we chose a spot not too far into the section.
We angled with just the one rod as it was a tight swim and not long after placing the bait a few dark shadows could be seen drifting in and out taking he odd morsel of bait.
On closer inspection, these turned out to be river carp, not massive, but pretty river carp.
Fully scaled, linears, commons and even a ghostie had drifted in for a bit of grub.
But apart from the odd tremble on the rod top, nothing gave us the wrap around we had hoped for.
We stayed put in that swim due to the activity in the hope that one might trip up, but alas, it didn't.
We fished till 4pm but just could not entice a take.
'Next time dad' Jason whispered to me, 'atleast we done our homework' and with that I replied 'yep', 'and your going home to do yours' and he just chuckled.