Another long day on Cicely Mill, and to be quite honest it was a disaster! I was using hookable pellets with my pole, and using for the first time the pole hooks I bought from North West Angling Supplies. It was a slow start, after an hour I hooked a small Tench, which I thought was massive, as it was a real struggle to get it in, but I had foul hooked it. Then I caught a nice Roach, then it went very very quiet.
One angler to the right of me was catching, and did so through the day, using long range tactics. He was using pellets and PVA bags. Seeing him catch at long distance I switched from the pole to my Quiver tip rod, and I managed to take a reasonable Bream, but that was the end of the catching for the day.
Going back onto the pole for the evening sesion. I was, to put it mildly fed up! so I put lots of feed in and fished over it, just as dusk was setting in I got a good bite and it snapped me off, it felt very very big, I was sick as a Parrot, and then to cap off a crap day I lost another good fish, so I came home ,throughly fed up!
In conclusion, looking back I dont feel too bad as the only angler catching was the chap next to me, and he had years and years of experience of the mill, no one else, me included caught much at all.
I dont thing the weather helped, during the afternoon the wind became very strong, it was hard to keep the pole in one position.