The exploits of a group of local fishermen and women exploring the art of river fishing on the River Wye, Herefordshire.
Where warm clothes?
The water froze on our lines as we retrieved each cast causing icicles to form in the eyes on the rods. They in turn caused the line to cast at a 90-degree angle is not cleared before casting the next time. Hilarious to see. I thought that I had captured the phenomenon but sadly the wind and cold resulted in a blur.
Obviously, our conclusion, Beat 1 has been "overfed" recently by the visiting and local fishermen on the river. No knocks despite fishing with roach and lure, but a good time was had . The sun shone brilliantly on the other side of the river creating beautiful colours.
We were tucked low on the river bank to the farthest point, out of the wind. We could hear the wind howling above us and see the effect of it on the river. There was a reverse current coming up the river; amazing the force.
Much river weed and twigs were cleared. I "cleverly" caught a mussel shell atop my roach.
Onward and upward until next week.
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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!
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