Saturday, 17 September 2011
It's been a hectic few weeks away from the bank. A trip to Sofia to see Bulgaria v England followed by Wembley for the Wales game. City v Napoli and Harrogate v Droylsden on the football front. The kids returned to school which has proved to be traumatic as my lad moved to high school. All in all I will be glad to get back on the river. However before all the recent upheaval I did manage a trip to the Medlock with Josh. Ever the optimist we visited the golf course swims which were so badly affected by the recent pollution incident. My worst fears were confirmed as neither Josh or myself had a touch on a stretch that normally throws up some decent fish. As we walked to the river I spoke to a regular on the golf course who said he had not seen a fish since the incident. This came from a guy that visits every week and watches the fish in the shallow water as he is also a keen angler. Undeterred we tried but failed. However after a couple of fruitless hours we moved down to Clayton and found a few trout that were only too glad to snap up our bait.