Worms, I take it all back

Having dug the borders out this morning and collected a fair amount of lobworm, I thought it would be rude not to use them…plus I wanted to check I still knew how to fish with them, having had poor luck recently.

I got to the lake amidst drizzly and misty conditions around 12:30pm. Thankfully it was fairly warm, but not particularly being fond of wet weather I headed up the ‘wrong’ side of the doughnut lake to peg 12 where a large tree offers some cover.

I took everything, but only ended up using the float rod as I had half a pint of mixed red and white that I wanted to use up. I fed maggots tight to the lilies on the left of the swim and baited up with a whole lob, then downsized to double tails or double reds as the small bites became irritating. I soon started picking up small F1s and roach.

No perch showed themselves all day, but about 2:00pm I had a smashing bite which ran headlong for the lilies and promptly tied itself up. I waited for a few minutes for it to swim out and commenced playing it properly for all of 5 minutes. It gave me a hell of a run.

In the net she was just under 9lb, having snaffled a whole lob.

Nothing much special for the rest of the session other than a common of around 3lb, more roach and an eel. I packed in around 3:30pm.

An enjoyable few hours nevertheless, even if it was a damp one.

Wet nets.

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2 thoughts on “Worms, I take it all back

  1. manwithrod October 2, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    A very reasonable day I’d say! 🙂

    Liz and I had first pike session of the new season today – dropped off one small perch and had a few snatches myself, Liz had a jack of 1-11. Enjoyable day with the whole of a 19 acre just to ourselves though! My blog tomorrow hopefully 🙂

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    • perchpuddle October 2, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Sounds fun. Looking forward to reading it! Going to have a few hours on the canal with the lure rod myself tomorrow after work.

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