Saturday, 16 November 2013
Met up with Red today and desperate to get some river fishing in we headed for the Bristol Avon for some piking. A took a trusted Shimano light spinning set up whilst Red ventured out with some hefty flies. Unfortunately a match was underway in the area we were targeting so we had to walk a fair few miles to find some water. The river was pretty high and a bit coloured but we persevered. I ended up after one broken rod (I thought it was tough but it was no match for a mature Willow!) and half a dozen lost lures with one jack at about 3lb from just under the bank. Not good for fly fishing though as the banks were high and heavily tree covered. I was surprised at the resurgence of anglers on the river though thinking it was a dying breed.