The lads with me had well over 40 fish between them. My tackle box and bait supplies have taken a hammering. I must say that I’m very impressed with the quality of the young angler coming through today. Those poor carp have no chance when they all pass their driving tests!
We have now signed a contract for our new premises. Yesssssssss! I did punch the air in delight as our current place was becoming somewhat crowded and the thought of moving to a huge open work floor had me both nervous and excited. My weekends and evenings would be spent painting and prepping for the move this winter. This would mean a rethink for my fishing for August and September.
I knew that my time would be limited and for me to try and fish more than one night would be pointless as the work load at Baitworks has increased dramatically over the last 12 months. I needed somewhere to be close enough to home so I could do the odd night or stalk at key times.
Having a number of tickets at my disposal, I looked at a few venues and finally settled on Farriers largely due to the numbers of fish. This venue would give me the perfect opportunity to stalk and hopefully land a few.
After a couple of after-work visits with no fishing tackle it became clear that there were certain days when it would be fairly quiet with fish found back in the margins due to the lack of disturbances.
The months of August and September actually had some sun! Months and months of over-cast weather, wind and rain had finally cleared and a few days of hot weather materialized sporadically over a 6 week period. One day it would be 20 degrees and overcast then the next couple of days it would be bright sunshine and 28 degrees! The fish responded by sunning themselves and looking very catchable off the top.
Over the next few weeks I managed to pop in for four short 3 hour floater-fishing sessions after work to record a string of fish:
Commons of 19, 21, 22, 22.8, 25, 25, 26, 26, 28 and 30.06.
Most of these were caught only yards from the bank on simple free lines floating trout pellets glued to the back of a size 8 Korda mixer hook. The pellets were then soaked in our Atlantic Heat Hot Fish Oil. Here’s a links to watch two of my floater fishing videos from Farriers. These commons really are stunning!
With my fishing itch scratched for another month or so I’m now looking forward to the autumn where I’m sure many PBs will be broken as some of the fish weights last month were already creeping up. Note to self; I will have to work some night shifts to free up some time!
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