Same here! piking on the Severn, gave it a good shot with some VERY fresh decent baits and blanked, i moved, i fed the swim with maggots for 4 hours to attract the silver fish all to no avail! i bumped into a pal, same story from him, the Severn looked lifeless, and dispite frosts and being fairly low it had "that"
colour about it!.........this is one thing i agree with Des on, that colour is the kiss of death!!!!
Funny you mention that Paul. I fished the Severn twice last week and never had a touch. The river looked perfect, but there was something I couldnt put my finger on but after half an hour both days I knew i was going to struggle.
Makes you wonder if the prolonged floods have caused more damage than we thought?
managed to winkle a 4lb 3oz chub from the Sow early yesterday though, so that sort of made up for it.
Mild weather this week means barbel......can't wait!!!
I drove 50 miles this morning to fish the Nene just the other side of Oundle, Northamptonshire - been there an hour - slipped on the bank and 'popped' my cartelage (sp) trying to stop myself from falling in!!!! Don't laugh, I SAID DON'T LAUGH!!! :-( I got in the emergency surgery and the doc signed me off work for a week!!! Oh woe is me!
Malcolm, do you have any relatives in the SEDGEly area of the midlands??
Dave, When the Severns like "that" i try to convince myself today will be different, but it never is, and i have fished so hard at times!
Ah, blankers unite is what I say...It's just good to see I'm not alone in my fish-less sessions at the moment. In fact, I've just got back from another, on the Sow...my response? I'm going back Wednesday....
Andy, one more blank and I'm taking up train spotting...but the way I'm going at the moment even they won't turn up on time (not that they do anyway, of course...).
Graham, is there a TRAINSPOTTINGmagic web site to go with the fishing, golf and bike one?
Hi Paul - no, not that I know of mate. But possible as (according to the 'Burkes peerage book of Bason's) there are more Bason's in Northamptonshire than the rest of the world put together! So we all could be related! I'm full of useless information like that.
What a bunch of blankers we've all been! Graham I fished the Ribble on Thursday and need I tell you the result. Fortunatley though I also fished on tuesday and managed a lone 4lb chub, only my second ribble fish this year in 4 or 5 sessions! It felt all the more satisfying for it though. Lets hope we've all had our blanks for this year eh!........now that is wishful thinking!!!
Blanked yesterday on the Avon.
Went back today and had 2 small trout.
This was from a stretch that is noted as a lone large roach area.
The excitement of that first bite wasn't matched when that trout popped to the surface.
Another couple of hours tomorrow evening before work.
Just to use up the bread you understand.
I fished the Middle Level Saturday. One of these real Fen fogs descended on us and it froze up. When the last float got stuck in the ice I threw the rods in the car and repaired to the comfort of my local.
I'd been having a really good season up until New Year, best fish this year is an eight pounder.
Runs of blanks are truly soul-destroying. I went four or five weeks without even getting a take this time last year, once the cold sets in I just seem to hit the doldrums big style.