Despite the continuous northerlies, reports have been good from local anglers on the estuary this week. Yesterday, I fished with Peter Jackson, Northampton. The earlier part of the day was very patchy with a couple of sea trout but after the tide turned Peter got stuck into them and had a bumper day. Well done Pete!
The previous day I had Tony Green and three of his friends from London. They had two flounder for 4 hours fishing on the flood tide. One of the group called Seamus who was a complete novice said, “Don’t bother telling me what I’m doing wrong. I’ve enjoyed your hospitality but you won’t see me back here again… this is a disaster”. Strong words but taken with a pinch of salt and a giggle from his mates! However, Seamus wasn’t long changing his mind when he got stuck into a few fish and finally said, ” I do believe there is a great amount of skill required with this angling business”. Not half!!
There are no two days the same on the estuary! You could never call it in advance and predict how the following day is going to fish. I was caught out a few times where a client asked to be informed if there was a take on and the next day would see a change in in the weather (wind and water temperature in particular) and poor results. The ebb tide has fished best this past week… another time it could be the flood tide which would produce the goods so as I said, there are no two days on the estuary the same!