The bit you should read.

I’ve always been an angler and after around the country moving I wanted to discover and document the best places to fish (where ever I might be) in the way of rivers, lakes, canals and ponds. When previously fishing in South Wales I often fished in club and winter league matches, however living up north presented me with new challenges, venues and angling clubs that I acquainted myself with. Now down in the South West I plan to do the same.

This fishing blog details my angling adventures around the UK (although depending where I am in the country I also sea fish from both Boat and Shore, Carp, Pike and Fly fish). I will be giving a summary of 3 values considered by most anglers as well as the additional Disabled Access rating. Since being diagnosed with CIDP and regaining my motor function Disabled angling and Disabled access is now something I always consider when visiting venues. They will all be rated on a scale of 1* to 5*;

1. Fishability *****

2. Accessability *****

3. Value for Money *****

4. Disabled Access *****

I think these 4 points are the key issues which are readily identifiable with all anglers. Feel free to take a look and add your own comments along the way!

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Trip #2 - Leeds - Liverpool Canal - Redcote Lane, Leeds - Ready Steady Blank!

I had every intention of catching hundreds of fish in a short session after work session, however sadly this was not the case. I decided to visit the peg I had fished on the previous weekend, and finally set up shop about 10 feet from my original peg.

Arriving and setting up shortly before 6 meant the clouds opened just as I got comfortable, so I spent at least 5 minutes taking cover under a nearby tree. It was a very short session, and I’ll admit I only had 2 bites (missing them both). It was made even more frustrating by the fact that I could see the fish swimming around, but could do nothing to catch them. I had also forsaken maggots for worm and bread on this trip, tempted but the lure of catching a big roach on a ‘light’ elastic, as the angler I met on the weekend had.

There is something about a blank which leaves you feeling a bit saddened, so you quickly look for things to blame (well I do anyway), I will lay the entire responsibility for my non-existent catch on the fact that I didn’t have any trusty maggots or casters, and will certainly remember to bring some next time!


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