As has been touched on in recent posts things have got exceptionally manic for me at work at the moment, so much so that I'm actually working a seven day week now! As I write on this sunny bank holiday afternoon I have just completed another 9 hour shift and its over two weeks since my last day off! As you can guess this has curtailed my fishing drastically and as such the best way for me to get on the bank has been with the lure rod for a few snatched hours here and there.
Friday afternoon saw me tackle a stretch of the river Soar which I'd not fished probably since my teens. Much of the stretch has silted up now and seems to have more reeds than water but fortunately I had my chesties with me which allowed me to explore swims which probably hadn't had a line cast in them for years.
A small Chub was the first fish to be caught and this was quickly followed by a half decent Perch which must've been getting on for 2lb. My trusty Mepps Comet was the lure of choice and it certainly seemed to be getting plenty of interest.