As September draws to a close I sense a change is in the air. The official trout fishing season on rivers is now over so again the focus is on grayling for the next four months along with targeting perch on the Thames and rivers of Surrey, Hampshire, Oxon and Wiltshire.
Having witnessed the red moon over the past week and an increase in seasonal temperatures we also witnessed some very high tides on the tidal Thames. Young Tales and I took to the river the other evening with rod in hand but failed to tempt a Thames silver fish to take our bait. Usually we hook roach and dace easily on the stretch of river where we live but without a box of maggots at our disposal the flakes of bread and sweetcorn we used didn’t get a knock.
In the ‘House Of Tales’, the decision has been made to have a bit of a clear out so over the next few weeks we will be selling some vintage rods, reels and terminal tackle, which the majority of good peices will be packed up and shipped to Redditch for the Vintage Tackle Fair. Rods by Hardy, Allcocks, B James, Alex Martin and Aspindales will be put up for sales along side reels from Abu, Hardy and Allcock and JW Young’s. If you are looking for anything in particular drop us a line.
As they say time and tide waits for no man and it will be a few years before another Super Moon passes by.