I drove the short distance to the river & whilst on route, around a dozen crows were scavenging a dead rabbit on the road and one left it a bit late to take off and got struck by the front of my car, luckily it just clipped it and threw it to the side where it instantly gathered its composure & flew off, bit of a sore head I should imagine.(& here was me thinking I had a few more crow quills for the floats...lol)
|River is around here somewhere.|
On the short walk to the river it was still thick with fog.
Today was the turn of the trotting gear for the 2nd time this season so this time out the Speedia got an outing combined with the normal trotting rod and rig.
|Trotting set up|
After a few trots through, the float ducked under & the normal head shaking of the Grayling could be felt, we were off and running.
A regular sized Grayling for this part of the river.
The fish continued to come to the net over the next 3 hours, mainly the size of the fish above but thrown in from time to time were slightly better fish.
|Better than normal|
Lunchtime and still not another angler on the bank, the peace & quiet except for the birds was a soothing tonic,so the hat, bag & rod were placed and the flask was opened.
|Bread & butter of Grayling on River|
|Perfectly formed in ever way|
Pretty much like the morning session lots of smaller fish with the odd better fish thrown in, the fog was still lying heavy across the river and land.
|Final One for today|
Just as I was about to call it a day after 3pm the fog finally lifted to reveal the sun poking through and giving a slight warmth to everything. Another excellent day with the trotting rod, 38 Grayling in total and quite surprisingly no trout, which was a good thing. Next week's fishing trip will be short & probably Saturday afternoon due to next sunday being remembrance day & my participation in the town's remembrance parade.