SUN! yes at last some sun and we all know what that means don’t we. Long hot days chasing carp around on the top of the pond with some floaters (real fishing) stalking, crawling around getting bitten and stung all are part and parcel of this wondrous time of year when we get the chance to watch our quarry and present a bait right to them in this the purist form of angling. Well I wish you well as now we have moved into the school summer holidays and although my darling daughter will stomach the odd day fishing (she is quite good at it when she wants to be) a summer holidays of stalking big carp is not her idea of the perfect school break. Fortunately though she does like the caravan coincidentally situated next to the river Mawdach in Wales where at night the very enthralling and noble art of fly fishing for sea trout can be practiced. It works perfectly well, days on the beach and nights on the river once the gems are asleep. You just gotta fish somewhere haven’t you?
In between work and trips to the van I will be attending a series of shows to support national fishing month. All the JRC consultants will be out and about showing off all their tricks and dodges that help them catch fish,. The venues will be Go Outdoors stores all over the country and the guys will be on hand to help with any tackle and tactics tips in all aspects of our sport , so if you are free and we are near drop in and come and see us I m sure we can be of help.
Other things that have been going on are right across the board including last week the launch of the new Big S range of plugs from Shakespeare. This range of angling lures has been a killer over the years and has landed many fish from a range of species so it’s great to see them beck. Simon Morris introduced the range over at my own syndicate water and although the recent rains had sent the lake up to its highest levels for years the wily old dog still managed to winkle a few out for the cameras in the brown flood water.
I think more a testimony to the lure itself rather than that of the boys angling skill! On a serious note if you get chance to check this range out and you enjoy a bit of lure fishing then these are the plugs to use.
Well that’s it for now I’m off as my daughter has just gone swimming with her cousins so I’ve got a couple of hours free and the sun is out, now where is that floater rod?