Sunday, 9 December 2012

Festive wishes

Hey all, just a few words to let you know what I've been up to.
Changed workplace this year, enjoyed where I was but hated the travelling. So back working in Edinburgh, but not had a lot of time for fishing.
Anyhoo! I'd like to wish all a very happy, merry festive season and hope to be more regular on the blog next year.
All the best!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Maggot drowning

Hey all, popped out for a bit yesterday with my new improved toy. Went along to my favourite stretch near Calder Crescent here and fished from around 11am. First hour passed without any movement but just after midday I got a gentle tug and found my first drowned maggot was gone, this happened another twice over the next 20 minutes. Sunshine was really warm and couldn't help remembering it was snowing the day before! Just before 1pm the water came alive, tiny silver fish flying through the air after the emerging flies. Sadly it was time to go to work and had to pack up.
Be back again soon!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A new toy to my collection!

Monday saw the arrival of a new telescopic whip I'd ordered from Carphunter. At 7m, its 2m more than my usual whip which will help me cover most of the canal now without taking my heavier 11m Pantera take-apart pole. After unpacking I couldn't wait to try out my latest shiny addition, so nipped out after the snow yesterday morning. On first try it isn't too heavy at 635g and feels pretty sweet to use. Sadly after snagging some weed the ring fitted to the top section fell out! Luckily within reach so I could get my rig back. I have this morning cut the top section, fitted a sleeve, No.4 elastic and Preston connector and its ready to roll. At £18 plus £4 to elasticate it it's still good value even if the original fitting was poor. Looking forward to trying it out again asap.

Friday, 6 April 2012

British Waterways Staff

Meant to do this yesterday, just wanted to big up! the British Waterways operators who were doing canal edge management on Thursday. One of whom moored up his vehicle about 25m from where I was sitting, then walked up to explain he was sorry but would be working the whole length I'd inteneded to fish. Courteous, pleasant and quite refreshing he even took the time. Thanks again!

April showers

Well, apart from the company of 2 swans and a coot there were no signs of life today. Still a bit too cold I think.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Cleaning up!

Lovely sunny but cold morning. British Waterways are out trimming the edges.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Winter, Again!!!

Sleet, hail and snow! what's goin on? Planned to go down the canal today but my AccuWeather app says it's a real feel temperature of -1deg C and 19kmh winds so not gonna happen. Hoping to get out tomorrow though as forecast is a bit better and Fishing Calendar says Thursday and Friday should be good for fishing (nice app and so far pretty accurate). Hard to believe I was enjoying hot sunshine and wearing a T-shirt just last week alongside the canal.