Wensum Trip 19-2-12

Posted on 21st February, 2012

I visited the River Wensum on Sunday morning arriving around 7am. The temperatue was showing as 0.5 degrees C so very cold. I only fished for two hours and had one little knock. The river looked quite low and was coming through quite fast so when fishing the middle section I was getting weeded up quite a bit. The marginal shelves were better and not getting me weeded up as much but still managed to not catch anything.

 

This will have to go down as a blank due to conditions. I was fishing pellet and boilies. I think the best tactics at the moment would be to scale down to a light quiver tip and use bunches of maggots or worms on a smaller hook say a size 14. Yes you may get a few smaller fish but you still have a chance of a big one. I was using my Avon tip with the pellet approach which on reflection I feel was a bit wrong considering conditions.

 

I only fished for around an hour and a half to 2 hours but still had fun and enjoyed myself and saw quite a few barn owls on the hunt for mice. Sometimes it's nice to just be there and wetting a line.

 

As the river season is closing in the next few weeks I am going to try and get out again a few times before it closes.

 

Will let you know how I get on.

 

Simon

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