Friday, 24 January 2014

Shropshire Union Canal in January....some REAL fishing for a change

I kid you not......temps just above freezing, light but cold breeze into my face and fishing the Basin at Telford's Warehouse Pub in the heart of Chester. It doesn't get any better than this!

My biggest fish of the day, a very small skimmer bream.

 Steel grey skies.

 Some colour on the canal.

 Occasionally the sun would peek through the clouds.

 Yes, a fish. That's a roach, perhaps 1.5 ounces. I was very pleased to catch one because it meant I hadn't completely lost all my marbles.

Enlargement of the roach. In Belize (where I live) that would be called a "maggot"