16th February, 16:00 - 19:30. Middle Avon at Wasperton. 8C on arrival 2C on departure. Rain then clearing skies.
Not much to report tonight. I chose a spot close to the lower car park at Waspo where I'd seen plenty of Roach previously.
I put out a sleeper rod for Zander but it slept all night.
I swung out and fished an inside line with a straight lead and maggot on a light quiver but was frustrated with indications I couldn't hit all evening. Perhaps my tackle was too stiff for small stuff. I scaled down to an 18 hook and light hook link but still couldn't make anything of the trembles. I am firmly of the opinion a float would have been king this evening.
At dusk the light rain moved off leaving clear skies. The temperature plummeted and a heavy mist quickly filled the river valley.
One positive bite I made contact with was from a Bream of 5lbs 14oz. I'm sorry this fish got muddy whilst on the bank but it had proper attitude, flipping and slapping continuously. Most un-bream like.
This fish came just before the mist arrived.