As you all know the rivers have been out of action since early December and to be honest they weren't much good for a month or so before then. I am sure all you anglers who love flowing water the same way i do are utterly frustrated. I managed a few trips on the river in December with a little bit of success and i have ventured out on a few stillwaters with a little success. Although the river have been totally out of action locally i have ventured to a speight river everyone knows and have had a couple of fish and my fishing partners have both scored with 20's. So it's not all bad news.
Region 88 booked a boat on Blithfield this season and i took up 3 dates. The water has had well publicised problems last summer with a lot of pike deaths. It's a sad time for this once great water and i personally believe it will be a long time before it recovers and get's back to it's former glory days.Pictured below is photo from a difficult October trip to Blithfield where the pike where distinctly absent but the trout kept me entertained hitting my lures all day.
|Trolling around with no pike in sight. Plenty of trout though.|