|A River Thames pike of 19 lbs 11 oz - November 16th 1982|
There's no more chance of me consulting tide tables, than I do the moon phase calendar, before heading out for a session. If I think there's a chance of a fish, then I go, regardless. A mistake? The only way I find out is by going fishing as often as I can. Fortunately, the river has far easier access than some of the drains, so very short sessions (two hours) are possible without too much trouble.
Because I work shifts, this project will be able to dove-tail neatly into the after dark stuff. When I'm on lates, then early morning sessions will be an option, on earlies, then my into dark project will take precedent and I will continue to explore the potential of this aspect of pike feeding behavior. A tidal river, in the dark, could throw up all sorts of interesting possibilities.
|My only river "twenty" - 20 lbs 1 oz (January 8th 1987)|
River Thames at Mapledurham, Berkshire.