So, once again it was back to the tow path of the Fazeley. This time I ventured further along the canal, to near Bromford Lane, not only to try different swims, but on walking down onto the tow path by Tyburn House, I'd noticed an oily slick on the surface. I'm not sure if it was oil or diesel, but from Tyburn Bridge, it stretched in both directions, only coming to a stop near Bromford Lane Bridge.
I, as I imagine all anglers worth their salt found this quite distressing and doing my good deed for the day, called up the Environment Agency to report the matter. To now they have yet to get back to me with any updates, but walking over Tyburn Bridge a couple of days ago, the oily mess seemed to have gone, thankfully.
|My "go to" float for canal fishing|
|Light and trusted combination - Leeda 12ft Concept GT rod|
and Ron Thompson Centrepin reel.
A roach and a handful of perch to 3oz came to to the bank before things went quiet for a few minutes. Next time the float went under I struck into something far more substantial.
The rod bent round and the resistance this time was way more than I'd had up until now. Was it a carp? A tench maybe? No! It was a bream, and a good one too, tipping the scale at the 2lb mark. A fish in excellent condition and very welcome amongst all those smaller examples.
|The only "netter" of the morning - A beautiful 2lb|
|Another of the prevalent Fazeley perch.|
That's all for now folks, 'til next time. Tight lines!