On the odd occasion I have been able to get out over the last few months I haven't really had much success !
|1st time Pike fishing in the Lake District|
|Home for the 2nd day|
Next up was a water in the Yorkshire Dales that I had been wanting to fish for a while, I didn't really know a lot about the water (and still don't !), but after some research online I decided to give it a try. After about an hours drive I approached the water which is set in a very picturesque valley in the Yorkshire Dales, within 20 minutes of getting there the wind picked up and before long it was blowing a gale. Other than a follow on the lure rod I haven't got a lot to report. I will definitely be going back when the weather cools
|Starting to blow.....|
|At least the dog had a decent time !|
|Lure caught pike - Only fish of 2012/13 season !|
These quick sessions resulted in a solitary jack pike, the only pike of my season - a very disappointing season !
Since the end of the season I have had a couple of short sessions fly fishing the small streams of the North Yorkshire moors without a lot of success. More recently I have started going back to my fishing roots, match style fishing. I have had a few decent sessions on a local commercial complex with hauls pushing the 100lb barrier on a couple of occasions.
|Pellet caught - 11lb 8 oz|
|14lb 4 oz Common caught in the margin|
|Pellet waggler caught common - 9lb 4oz|
Hopefully over the next few months I'll be able to continue getting out every week or so and I'm also hoping to fit in a few night sessions for the eels before the summer ends.