Saturday, 18 August 2018

SheppeyFishFails

I had 2 hours to myself so I went close to home.  Down to the place which inspired my blog.  The River Sheppey.  With all the recent rain it had filled up a bit but my usual spot by the bridge was utterly clogged with duckweed.

I decided to go downstream towards the greatest Pub in all the Land (The Sheppey).  Here I hunted about a bit trying to find some deeper spots.  I only had bread as bait and using my Derwent Valley float rod I was in my element.  This rod is by far my favourite.  Its so light and just has a certain finesse about it.  Unfortunately the same cant be said about the owner...

First fail of the day was shorts and flip flops.  The banks are quite high and there are a lot of nettles.  Ouch. They hurt.

The fish were about.  I could see them!  But bites were very tentative.  I needed to fine down everything in order to catch.  Nevertheless I persevere red.

I did get a bit distracted by the low flying young swallows buzzing about.  Wish I had brought my camera.

Soon enough the phone went.  The Boss needed me back at home...

It was a blank... wait!  The float bobbed under and...

Erm. It was meant to be in the palm of my hand... 
Now it looks like some weird kind of photo bomb.

So, all in all it had been a failure.  Hopefully the nettles will soon die back, I will wear some trousers and the river will get a little deeper.  Success is just around the corner....


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