Never go back they say. Well last night I did because I wanted to see what was causing those bites that I missed.
Well I guess i’ll never know. Different day, different conditions and the fish weren’t playing ball. I did manage three small Zander but bites were very few and far between with only 5 bites in 10 hours fishing. As is usually the case the best bite came as I was packing up. The rod tip wrenched over and was bouncing away but the strike was met with thin air. I reeled in the find the hook had got wrapped around the hair and inverted itself so whatever it was wasn’t going to get hooked. I would have had another cast but i’d just thrown the last of my deadbaits in the river. Bummer!!!!!
I don’t think my quest for a double figure Zander from the river is going to happen in this spot. Previous years had produced fish of a decent size but now it seems to be overrun by little one’s. Time for a rethink.