housebound since watching the Exeter Chiefs v Leicester on Xmas Eve (great
performance by the Chiefs 31-10), I had to get another days fishing in before
the year end so went with Graham to the River Tamar to try for grayling and give
my new centre pin a run out.
It was 5
degrees with no wind and was a pleasant day for a bit of trotting, whilst
Graham fly fished with a couple of flies.
We fished at Netherbridge
between Holsworthy and Launceston where the river is wadeable and about three
rod lengths wide. I had got a few red maggots, my preferred bait for trotting
along with corn and I managed 6 grayling and two brownies, plus another 4 that
flipped the hook. When Grayling have mouths hard enough to munch caddis, how
does the hook pull out? I was using a size 16 as I expected smaller fish but
perhaps should have used a 12 as I find the hook hold slightly better.
Graham, as usual
managed about the same number which has become the norm. Some days he edges it,
some days I do but it shows both techniques are equally effective.
The new reel
was fine but I tried a new make of 3lb line suggested by the tackle shop which
I am in the process of cutting from the reel. How does it kink and twist so
badly on a centre pin? I guess I’ll stick with the tried and tested maxima in