In contrast to the list of impressive PB's on Glen's blog mine is dedicated to anyone else who is blanking their head off at the mo. I had a really tough morning at Ellastone again failing to trouble the scorers. I should have known better with the temperature at -3.4degC when I left Derby and bright sunlight.
After I had been fishing about half an hour I stopped to chat to a Norbury chap who then started fishing above the riffles at the top of the DRAC water. I didn't see him catch either. The temperature was still very cold and I only lasted just over a couple of hours before calling it a day. I also had an interesting debate with two other anglers who were just setting up to bait fish the lower section. Having established it was their first time at Ellastone I politely enquired whether they had trout membership. They didn't but were adamant that they could fish the stretch out of trout season on coarse membership. Having just read the DRAC handbook I think they were wrong.
Hopefully spring is just round the corner and the trout season too. I am looking forwards to the weather warming up, I'm not a great fan of winter angling, and I'd also quite like to replace the picture of the perch at the top of the page!
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