Change of plan.

tipitinmick

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Well, I was all set for a roach session this morning on our little river Torne near Belton when the heavens opened. And did they open ? Sideways rain. What the devil ? Who has sideways rain ? I poured myself a coffee and gave it 20 minutes but, it didn’t look like it was even thinking of stopping. Grrrrrrrrr. All that liquidised bread I did last night as well ?. Not to worry. Coffee drank so, where else is there where I can fall out of my van and fish ? A little pond of ours not too far away at Black bank. That’ll do for a couple of hours I thought. On entering the fishery it dawned on me just how much of a nutcase I am. Who is daft enough to fish in this ? Oh yeah, me ! All the pond to myself. Surprise surprise. Not a lot of fish in this pond if truth be known and what you do catch tend to come out in summer. I set myself a target ..... two fish. Anything not bothered what they are. Because of the wind I’d only really got one option. The tip. I chose to fish a tiny Drennan maggot feeder with a 700mm hook length. The water unfortunately is gin clear. Fishing a couple of dead reds I got my first little tap an hour and half in. A tiny roach of about 2oz. Well, that’s a start. Then nothing for another hour when I got one of those bites you never know when to strike. Go on then ...... bump ..... damn. A bumped fish. I hate doing that. Another half hour passed when while sat feeding a robin my rod nearly got pulled in. I lifted into what I thought was a little carp but, when it arrived at the net it was a decent Perch of around a pound and half. I’ll settle for that I thought. Next put in and another tiny roach followed by a tiny perch. It makes you wonder if the presence of a decent perch puts the smaller fish off. Another three roach followed before bites tailed off. So, although I didn’t get to fish my chosen venue today I did get out there and see a few fish. Roll on summer. Can’t wait ?
 

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@tipitinmick.... I reckon that's a result given those conditions Mick, A job well done....(y).....Casting up to/near the islands?....How deep is the pond?

Have you fished it before on the opposite side to your last photo above given the islands appear closer to that bank?;):p
 

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@tipitinmick.... I reckon that's a result given those conditions Mick, A job well done....(y).....Casting up to/near the islands?....How deep is the pond?

Have you fished it before on the opposite side to your last photo above given the islands appear closer to that bank?;):p
You are correct young man. The islands are closer to the other bank Mark. I’d guess about 11m or so. The pond is only about three feet on average but, what I found today was that there is a deeper channel bang in the middle of the left hand side island. Only 10” or so but, the depth goes all the way to the island where if you come 18” left or right it shallows up again. I stayed around 3’ from the island as the bottom is littered with leaves from those trees. In summer throwing a tiny method between those islands is deadly. Mugging fish as they swim through. ?
 

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@tipitinmick.... I reckon that's a result given those conditions Mick, A job well done....(y).....Casting up to/near the islands?....How deep is the pond?

Have you fished it before on the opposite side to your last photo above given the islands appear closer to that bank?;):p
As you know mate. This was my first choice of venue this morning but, it was banging it down. ?
 

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Medal deserved for fishing in that but I guess the perch is better than any medal, an absolute stunner (y)
 
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