I spent a few quid last night buying some Kopyto jigs on recommendation from Leo, so when they turn up I'll be straight on the bank to see how I get on with them. My lure fishing is still in its infancy really and although I've had a few half arsed attempts in the past and as a teenager, It is only this last week or so that my confidence has started to grow. I'm starting to see what all the fuss is about now.
|among the fields of barley !|
|that's plenty clear enough|
Thankfully the river was flowing with clear water having fined down nicely since the deluge of yesterdays thunder storm and torrential downpour.
|Summer time and the livings easy ...?|
The sport was slow to start with, the gold spinner being ignored in the first pool. The atmosphere was eerily still and quite, a quite so pure in fact that at one point I wondered if I'd suddenly gone deaf ! You can only get this kind of peace being out early - it's a magical time to be on the river in the middle of nowhere.
The spinner came good in second spot with several small perch being fooled in about a dozen casts.
When the pool had given me all it would, I simply continued downstream to the next to start the process again. The results were similar but the stamp of fish a bit larger.
|A classic bend round every, erm ..corner !|
I wondered further down stream findng new spots I'd never cast a line to before, catching more and more fish none of which would ever worry the net or scales, but even so still an enjoyable morning to be out catching, then back home by 930am to a cup of coffee and some toast. A great start to the day.