A GRAND DAY OFF

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A GRAND DAY OFF

Post by TrentFisher » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:01 pm

<r>Mid week and a day off.<br/>
<br/>
Up at my normal time 5.30am but no rush to be fishing.<br/>
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First pleasure of the day a stroll with my terrier "Fudge",which includes a look at my local stretch of the Trent.<br/>
As it is already windy I am on the look out for some perch spots with a bit of cover.<br/>
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Early lunch<br/>
Worms gathered from the garden and off <br/>
<br/>
Despite the wind I will be float fishing the margins<br/>
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After about 40 minutes and no action from the first swim and a further increase to the wind a move is on the cards.<br/>
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I settle in to my new swim which is a small bay,there are a number of large willows to my right and these are filtering the wind making the swim quite settled.<br/>
The hook is baited with a Dendra.<br/>
The cast is made with a hopeful heart.<br/>
A minute passes.<br/>
My float dips.<br/>
It sails away.<br/>
I make the strike.<br/>
Missed!<br/>
A sigh............<br/>
The hook is rebaited.<br/>
The cast made.<br/>
A few minutes pass.<br/>
My float,<br/>
dips again.<br/>
It rises slightly.<br/>
Then sails away again.<br/>
I make the strike.<br/>
Solid resistance.<br/>
The jagging fight is felt through my rod,followed by the surges for freedom of this Trent perch.<br/>
Following a spirit fight my prize lays safely in the folds of my net.<br/>
I admire the beauty of this 2lb plus perch.<br/>
After it's return there is just enough time for another cast.<br/>
My float dips again.<br/>
And sails away.<br/>
Contact is made.<br/>
I admire the beauty for the second time of this .....3 ounce perch.............smashing.<br/>
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Thank you for reading.<br/>
Nige..<br/>
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Re: A GRAND DAY OFF

Post by Paul D » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:06 pm

A lovely report Sir but what was with all the <Br/>?? :Hat:
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TrentFisher
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Re: A GRAND DAY OFF

Post by TrentFisher » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:13 pm

Some issues my end ....I think......hmmmm

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Re: A GRAND DAY OFF

Post by RBTraditional » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:20 pm

I though you'd got the shivers! :Chuckle:
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Re: A GRAND DAY OFF

Post by Mark » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:45 pm

Well done Nigel.
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Re: A GRAND DAY OFF

Post by Duebel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:54 am

I enjoyed reading your report, well done!
Greetings from Bamberg
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