My dear son Anthony was keen to get out on the open boat this weekend. With the weather being a little inhospitable we stayed close to home and put the boat in at Brigham near Driffield today. The wind was howling and we had to dodge several heavy rain showers but still great fun. Pike gear was taken more as an after thought but made for an interesting day.
The proud boat owner with his launch
Up the river towards Wansford
To the lock and the first place we actually found a reasonable depth of water to fish.
Fish on, a nice pike of about 7lb, the lad wasn't impressed with the tail walking next to the boat as he got quite wet. Fumbling for the net the fish spat the hook and was away, oh well.
More effort was required so we knuckled down casting a floating Spro BBZ lure anywere there seemed to be enough water away from the weed.
Even Dad started putting a little effort in - the beauty of a Canadaian Canoe is that they make a great fishing platform, nice and easy to stand up and cast from.
One missed take later and we finally get another good hook up with a small fish of about 5lb landed. The lad was very pleased but no way was he going to hold it.
The day seemed to brighten up just a little which made the slog back down to Brigham quite pleasant.