So, no great insights or lessons in this post, rather an observation which many anglers may recognise.
I had a free Sunday morning and decided to pop up to Farmoor. These were the conditions that greeted me:
– Cloudy with intermittent sun
– Warm but not hot (around 18 degrees)
– Small breeze from the West
– Steady air pressure
Needless to say I was feeling hopeful of a good morning but walked away six hours later with nothing, not even a bite, despite trying:
– team of buzzers/diawls (different colours, fan casting and all depths)
– Emergers, daddies, hoppers
– Nymphs (cormorants, pheasant tail, cruncher, sedge)
– Damsel, tadpole, cats whisker
– Fry patterns (Pearly PTN, minkie, Silver Invicta)
– Floating and intermediate
– Four different locations
There were plenty of fish around, some rooting around the weeds, others swimming just under the surface. However, I was not the only one not catching.
So, either they were feeding on something very specific or they were not feeding at all but for no obvious reason. If anyone has any ideas, please leave a comment!