Piscatorial Quagswagging

...the diary of a specialist angler in around the Warwickshire Avon and its tributaries.

Monday 16 May 2016

Closed Season Zander Quest Pt.39 – All of a Humdrum

I don’t know why I’m worried about the recent humdrum, after fishing for Zander on canals many a time, big ones are hard to come by, its luck to stumble on one, nothing more.

Obviously you’re going to help with the probability with time spent with bait in the water, a bit like where trying for a baby, forget the ovulation calculator, the healthy eating, the alcohol avoidance….

….you need to carpet bomb.

So for this pleasant short evening session I wanted to try a stretch of cover I’d never fished before, I’d passed it a few times but for some reason never decided to wet a line.

I decided to bring some dog biscuits too to see if there were carp milling around as I’m thinking that I quite fancy a canal carp challenge to catch a 20 lber. Having stumbled upon a section recently where there are carp in numbers you never know where they could crop up. With the recent sunny weather there is no better time to spot them.

The first fish came quickly, more or less on the drop, it was only 3.5lb or so but gave a good account for itself. I’m sure the warmer water is helping because everyone I’ve caught recently have fought harder than when I initially started the challenge.

The little ones have become more aggressive too, jaw snapping at every opportunity. No denying their predator credentials.

Anyway over 3 hours I had 10 Zander or so, the biggest was the first fish caught, the rest were around 1.5 to 2lb.

Carp, naff all….


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