September has arrived and it's time to go back to work, would you believe it the weather for this coming week is excellent, just typical I've had three weeks off work, with rain most days, I now have to go back to work and the weather picks up. This summer according to all the experts has been the worst since records began. We managed only four days camping this summer and we had rain during those days. The weather caused me to stay off the rivers apart from one visit to the Bollin.
I'm going to Cicly Mill on Friday, I have an early finish so I can get a good six hour session in, I'm hoping to connect with the Tench and with luck some of the Crusian Carp Cicly Mill is famous for.
This could well be my last try for the Tench as the nights are drawing in fast now, September is a strange month, the weather can be good but it can also be very wet and cold. By the end of September an after work session is out of the question.
With the oncoming Autumn my mind is shifting towards the Pike season, I'm going to give the Bridgewater some serious attention, following the recommendations from the Warrington Anglers web site.
I'm hoping to try for Pike in Grey Mist Mere, which by all accounts are BIG!
This early part of the year I've concentrated on Rixton Clay Pits, which I've been successful in landing some very good Skimmers and a few nice Tench, including my personal best, a Tench of six pounds. The Skimmmers came on to the feed in March and have kept going all through the summer, bad as it was.
Lets see what the next four months hold in store for me, before the Winter lay off.
I hope all of you reading this had a good sumer and caught some nice fish!