" The Cut " part 1 - Unsworth Angling Club - Rod Race 2015
" Happy days " I thought. Second chuck in and my float did not even settle, instead, it flew under the water into the trees opposite. With the pin fully braked this time....lol.......I stopped the run dead and hoped the hook didn't pull out under the strain. The fish turned and fought in open water for a couple of minutes when, just at the end of the fight I saw a flash of gold " NICE ONE , it's a big crucian " I muttered to myself. The fish gave up the ghost at that point., as I slid it over the waiting landing net I stared in disbelief.........It was a monster #rudd of about a pound................. I was flabbergasted. I haven' t caught one of this size for about 30 years. I quickly un-hooked her and laid her on the grass in my landing net for a picture. Not only was this the best rudd Ihave had for years it was also an all important rod race point...........I was buzzin, caught on one of my own floats to.
Obsidian Tinca Sticks
Lost count how many of these I caught.
Good fun on light gear.
I love these little fellas. I used to catch these in the 1970's from the very same peg....what a great few hours dangling I had.
NOT LONG NOW BEFORE THE RIVER IRWELL SWOLLOWS ME WHOLE FOR THE SEASON THOUGH......LOL.
Bring on the 16th of June.
I have recently got the reurbishment bug.
This is an old Intrepid Elite Reel I am fixing up for a surprise present for my dad. It used to be my grandads reel. " Salford Pete " caught me in mid-refurb. So I told him it was for him.......the smile on his face said it all to me........
Thanks for your help with this Graeme Pickerton