Started off the day on sixteen foot drain!
Was full of other anglers on the day a mixed bag of carpers and pike fishermen because in the past few weeks a 30lb carp had been pulled out and a 19lb+ pike
So understandably it was packed!
Day started off slow for a few hours but I only landed a decent 5lb+ jack but it wasn’t too bad as I nearly landed a big one but she got off near the net looked to be a high double! Went away feeling a mixture of defeat but also adrenaline and genuinely pleased that I at least caught a fish!
Next session was on the river nene going between a float setup then ending on some light jigging had a few nice wasps on some micro lures and a good amount on the float! But then as I switched to a larger squirm on a cheb rig first cast out I landed this lovely 2lb chunk! Really good fight so I was pleased with that last fish of the day.
The next session was on 20ft drain with a mate of mine! As I was new to the stretch my mate showed me a few decent spots and we cracked on with the day was loads of pike jumping and after the baitfish I’ve never seen anything like it, we both lost a fish so just dampened our spirits but we pushed on! Time went on with nothing to show for it my mate went home as he had bits to do I pushed on for a couple more hours and I was gifted with a lovely 10lb beast so that was my Cambridgeshire PB broken which as you could guess I was over the moon with!
I was back on the 20ft drain again 2 days later only floating for pike! Trying out my new circle hooks I was into a nice fish on my first cast but she got off but on my second cast the bobber shot straight under baitfish scattered in all directions and I was in with a good fish 8lbs of solid pike she was a bit beaten up from another larger pike or a cormorant so quick release and she swam away fine!
Last session of the season!
So me and my mate went about planning where to go and what to go after we decided on the river nene and to target the good ol perch! He was into a few lovely perch through the day but sadly I missed a few that took between my float and lures. So ended up just floating a worm for a moment one good roach and then the next cast In my waggler pauses then starts going the other direction slowly dipping up and down then it shoots off!! Struck in and for a few seconds I didn’t know what I was into.. then it came up, me and Simon couldn’t believe our eyes a big beaten up bruiser of a Rudd only coming onto 1lb but its the biggest I’ve caught so I was really happy!
What this season’s taught me is to have patience, enjoy every moment of this relaxing sport and not to cast into bushes and trees so much they end up looking like Christmas trees!
Targets for the upcoming closed season I’ll be moving to lakes and canals and I’ll be looking into some reservoirs too target trout!
But target species for the lakes ect
- First reservoir trout
- First lake pike
- First lake perch
- First tench
- Break my 10lb carp pb
And for when rivers open
- break my perch 3lb pb
- Break my chub 4lb pb
- Break my brown trout 5lb pb
- Break my pike 26lb pb
At the end of the day I’d love to do all the above but I’ll just go and enjoy every bit of fishing I can! Even the blanks teach us something!
But I hope you all find joy and tight lines whilst the rivers are closed!