Well I only went and did it! Pike from the RMC and the drain, plus ending with an eel, just as I'd hoped. A really enjoyable days fishing which provided a real morale boosting achievement of my plan. Not only did I catch pike from both venues, I took two from each of which three were "doubles". I now have six days on the spin working which, including overtime, will be fifty five hours graft before my next chance to cast a bait. The events of today will make the time pass so much easier and help keep my focus for the next outing with the rods, a week today! I'll share a few photos but will probably post more about the finer details later in the week, there were some decent birds to accompany the fishing.
|Bite number one at the RMC resulted in this nicely marked pike of 12 lbs 7 oz|
|Bite number two produced this battle scarred warrior of 10 lbs 2 oz|
|I got this barrow, second hand, from a guy at work. It's one of the most useful bits of|
tackle I own.
The drain was to see me land one of the smallest pike ever caught on rod and line before I reacquainted myself with that fish which I'd taken a trace out of last time I was there. Although I'm no fan of recaptures, there's nothing I can do about it apart from not fishing that venue again?
|The third double of the day! Exactly the same weight as when I last caught it - 13 lbs 12 oz.|
I was already packing up having missed two bites and bumped a third when the last remaining rod signalled a bite and this little bootlace graced the bank - job done!
|Under the circumstances I don't recall ever being more pleased at catching a bootlace!|