Well I was all set to spend the day in the woods with the Co2 rifle..but it sadly fell through at the last minute. I rang the Landowner last night just to let him know I was about but he told me to speak to the Estate Keeper first. I did and he didn't want anyone in the woods until February...disappointing but understandable.
Second choice on the poll was the racing at Wincanton but the card cut up so badly at the 24 hour stage I couldn't be ***** to drive all that way for such a poor card.
So grayling fishing it was... River wasn't really right with little flow and gin clear so I fished one of the weirs just upstream from Great Somerford Wilts. ( Bristol Avon) this stretch between Malmesbury and Seagry is controlled by Somerford Fishing Association, it is one of the Oldest established fishing associations in the west country if not Britain. http://www.somerford...ub/club-history
Sadly the Grayling didn't put in a show today but I have caught them here =, normally after Christmas when roach fishing.
I did manage to catch two stocked Rainbows, these are normally put in around April so they were well acclimatised and very fit. They put up onehell of a scrap on a size 18 and 2lb straight through.
I also caught three wild browns of about 1/2 a pound each
and three clonking dace the largest one just in the picture was just under a pound put decided to hide just as I took the snap.
A couple of jars on the smoking dog afterwards and a fine day.
Edited by Adge Cutler, 14 October 2016 - 08:33 PM.