Tuesday, 4 October 2011
A blank day on the vale
Apologies for the tardiness of my posts these days. I have to balance work, football, fishing and family these days (and regrettably mostly in that order). However I have managed to get on the Medlock recently. On Sunday 25th September I ventured on to Clayton Vale to find I had the river to myself. What I didn't have was any of the killer bait, maggots. The day started with a trip to Ashton angling supplies on Crowhill, only to find they no longer open on Sundays contrary to earlier reports. Never mind, a loaf, a tin of corn, and some false maggots should have been enough to lure a couple of the resident chub. Not likely. A beautiful sunny morning slowly turned to a grey rainy lunchtime and I had no bites whatsoever. I did take some nice piccys of a woefully low river though.