Always fish into the wind as the saying goes. We decided to fish the ponds because the river came up 1 metre over night to a height of 2.5m. It was muddy and fast, not good for fishing at all. We collectively decided to fish the ponds and were pleased to see groups of six to eight good-sized carp pairing up for spawning. They were moving so gently but suddenly disappeared into the deeper water when someone, who will remain nameless, stretched her arms out to describe the size several of the fish.
We did fish into the wind but did not catch a "sausage". The day was overcast, with no wind and a warmth in the air.
Bacon sarnies with out first cup of coffee made us all smile as we agreed we were in "paradise".
New favourite hobby is fishing on the River Wye. Caught 10 species in my first fishing season; ranging from barbel, chub, dace, eel, gudgeon, grayling, salmon, trout on the River Wye and extending to common carp and mirror carp on Oakchurch ponds. We three Kingfishers go fishing every Sunday morning, starting at 6am in the summer and now 7am in the winter. The weather has been dry, sunny and calm except for one rainy Sunday in September and then the snow on December 10th 2017, which was very challenging with 10" of snow on the ground at 5am and still coming down. We persevered to get to the river and then fished for our normal five hours before retiring to the Red Lion Pub to everyone's amazement that we braved the elements. I managed to catch two lovely graylings which made it all worth while. We do have fun!