Under mottled skies from which light rain fell as predicted by the Met Office my son and I headed off to fish The Creek, a water controlled by the Feltham & Twickenham Piscatorial Society. The walk from the car park to the river amused my son as the grass was taller than he was. Delicate damsel flies weaved their way among the tall stems of grass momentarily stopping to close their indigo coloured wings.
My son stood on top of a steep bank and searched the surface of the water for signs of fish. The river cuts through pastureland before it rejoins the main course of the Thames. The banks now deep with nettles and ither vegetation give good cover so you don’t end up spooking the fish. Here and there are gaps in the bank-side vegetation where you can cast and trot under overhanging trees, bushes and to the far side in oder to temp a fish to take.
There was a good swim which was full of chub, the water that flowed slowed before gaining pace again and from under a willow where evening duns could be seen coming off the water the chub sat. A flick of the top of the rod was enough to get the float in the right part of the swim to get a fish to take a well presented maggot.
It wasn’t long before my son had his first roach of the day with what was his second cast, a beaming smile said it all. As the light started to fade so did my sons ability to concentrate and he soon found it more exciting to delve in the old Efgeeco tackle box and look for thingamabobs and whatchamacallits in hope that adding these to the line may result in more fish being caught, by this time I too had decided it was time to call it a day.
If you are heading out to fish tomorrow you may want to check the Met Office weather forecast….rain for sure http://www.metoffice.gov.uk