The rest of the year was a bit of a let down on the new lake. My only other action was unfortunately losing one to a cut off. With a lot of the fishing being at range, I needed to learn a new skill, so I booked some casting lessons with Terry Edmonds and what an eye opener that was. I can thoroughly recommend getting some proper coaching. Not only did my distance improve, I also learned technique meaning better accuracy and less chance of things going wrong – thanks Terry!
I had another trip to France in September, travelling down to Teillatts with a coach load of reprobates that had previous for causing utter carnage. True to form it was great trip, with loads of banter and a few pb’s smashed along the way. I managed a fish early on the first day, a nice golden 50lb common. After such a great start I struggled for the rest of the week managing one more early on the last morning.
The rest of the year has been spent starring at the water, praying for some action, failing miserably, but enjoying every minute of my precious time by the lake.