I've been getting in more than my fair share of fishing these last two weeks and have been sadly neglecting the blog.
A trip out to Beacon View saw me getting a few carp on pellet waggler and a trip on the Irwell resulted in only a couple of micro brownies. The river was on its bones, and many of the regular riffles and runs were only a couple of inches deep. The lack of cover probably means the fish are becoming nocturnal as there is so little natural cover when the river is this low.
I've been told about a tiny little farm pond close to home by Paul, and we've fished it a couple of times during the last week. The sheer numbers of beautiful little rudd is amazing, then there are the scale perfect little crucians and also the odd tench. Not bad for a tiny pond with only room for 2 pegs.