Daft question probably, but when it comes to planning my fishing trips for May and June, I always seem to turn up on the day or days when spawning is taking place. On 8th June this year I made a 250-mile round trip to Larford Lakes only to find huge commons thrashing around under my fishing stand, engaging in group sex. Went on all bloomin' day it did, and I went home empty handed. Same when I went to Ireland in May; upon arrival in my village the pub landlord said: "Ah now you see the fishin' is poor at the moment on account of the auld spawnin'..." Brilliant, I thought. Wish they'd let us know in advance when they intend to spawn.