Fields End (27)
Back to the 'Reed Swim' again. This time the weather was more genial. Patchy cloud and a gentle wind combined to give quite a pleasant day.
The conditions allowed float fishing and this resulted in good sport, although all the fish in the morning were quite small. I took 2 commons, 3 crucians and a mirror, all on bread flake. The best common was 5lb (weighed) with the other fish being between 1 - 3lb (estimated).
The afternoon was then very quiet but as is usual at Fields End things hotted up towards evening and I caught 3 mirrors between 17.15 and 18.15 pm, the best being 12lb 10oz.
The other two were 7lb 6oz (picture) and 5lb 8oz.
It was a good day although the quiet period during the afternoon was a bit disheartening.
Float fishing the margins is proving to be a very rewarding approach as it not only offers sport from smaller fish but also maintains the possibility of a really good one. I still, however, seem to be the exception to the rule as the majority of anglers favour feeder fishing at a distance.