Another session on the ‘new’ length yesterday proved tough going. Upon my arrival at 2.30pm the temperature had dropped further from the day before and I was greeted by bright sunshine. There were several other anglers on as one might expect for a Sunday afternoon, all fishing maggot, and all were currently blanking upon my arrival, not good...
I chose 3 swims I’d never fished before and gave each 20 minutes on bread variants or cheese paste before moving on to the next swim and never had a single hint of an indication in any of the three swims.
Come 4pm the maggot anglers were all packing up having all blanked so I made the decision to throw my kit back in the car and head back upstream to finish off the day in the swim that had produced the four pounder a few days earlier.
I held right back on the feed, merely dropping in a few small nuggets of mashed bread and minimized my casting. As previous sessions there were some ‘half interested’ indications but nothing concrete that I could strike at.
I tried the cup of tea method, nothing; the phone call method gave me a ‘half pull’ that didn’t materialise. Then after another cast a wait of 20 minutes gave me a solid indication and the tip pulled right round, strike, at last!