At 0900 on Friday, 30th January 2020, I headed out to my closest club pool, SAC-DP, for a few hours of general float fishing. A bit later start than usual but (a) the venue is only 10-15 minutes from home on clear roads and so travelling time is not a major issue, (b) we are allowed to park on the car park a local garden centre for a fee of £2 – safer than the lay-bye that’s also just over the road but where many cars get broken into – but which doesn’t open until 0900 and (c) between 0800 and 0900 the roads here are just crawling with works traffic so not its worth setting out earlier anyway.
So, car parked, I carted my tackle over the road and headed to a peg that I’d previously fished on my visits to this pool although it wasn’t in the area I had been advised to fish at this time of the year – but I was on limited time to fish as I needed to be away fairly early to collect Liz from work as her shift had been temporarily altered so that she finished at 1500 rather than 1730 and the advised area would have been a fair distance extra further to walk – there and back.
So, Peg 8 it was….
My station was set out, brolly up as there were intermittent light misty spotlets in the air at times, and the was swim pre-baited with a small amount of particle (hemp/rice) added crumb with a few catapulted maggots, Tackle for the day – 13’ float rod, 6lb Hyper Sensor line to size 10 Kamasan Animal barbless hook and a 3SSG rated windbeater float set to around 12” overdepth to fish lift method style. Bait was dendra worm….
First cast was made around 0945 …. but by 1330, despite extra small maggot feeds and re-casts, not a single nudge had been forthcoming and it was time to start to pack down…
Anyway, I don’t know when my next outing will be – I was thinking of going out tomorrow on the canal with float and bait but the weather forecast for the weekend and Monday is not looking good so possibly may be Tuesday 4th Feb…
AIR: MIN: 7.9’C MAX: 9.2’C
WATER: MIN: 4.5’C MAX: 4.7’C