Well, back from my jaunt on the Staffs/Worcs canal now and showered and glowing from the hot water! :D
Nice day out there except that there was a cool breeze on the back of my neck and ears but soon remedied by pulling my snood over the top of my cap and over ears.
Started at 8am. Fished 2 swims over the morning – first swim, not a touch after 90 mins, so moved to swim 2. Had one take there after half an hour but missed it but it was enough to keep me there until 12:30 when I packed up but alas no further action ensued.
Need to repair my digital thermometer now too… the wire from the external sensor has broken and so, although I could read the air temps fine with the internal sensor, I was unable to read water temps. However, as the half hourly readings were in the 4.6C-4.8C range until the point of failure, I think that wouldn’t have changed too much. Air temps measured between 5C-7C today.
Oh… and it was marmalade butties for me!! :D
And bloodworm pellet based jelly bread for bait – and same with blackcurrant jelly bread and a few maggots for loose feed for the fishes.
Was quite a nice morning out.. a few dog walkers, joggers, bikers, and ramblers around too.
4 or 5 boats passed through so not so many as to be a nuisance and I do like a boat or two to pass occasionally, as it can ‘kickstart’ some fish feeding on an otherwise quiet day by churning up the bottom and releasing food particles and also colouring the water up a bit IMHO. But, unfortunately, that didn’t happen today.
Photos taken around 8:45am…