Sunday, 8 February 2009

Two days of Blanking

Ben and I headed to The Sluice, hopeful of replicating the results that we had between us yesterday, the fishing though was spoiled by the terrible northern wind that was blowing right down the Sluice. I'm convinced that this puts the fish off feeding. Needless to say we both blanked today, failing to put any points on the board

I was once again taken by surprise by the fact that the drains had once again frozen over. The Back Drain was spared though as it was flowing and escaped the freeze. I have never fished the Back Drain so I was pleased of a change of scenery. I wish the fishing had matched my optimism, as I sat in the freezing cold, snow and sleet with not so much as a hint of a Pike, for too cold for old Esox today.