Hitting a cold spell, not only has the air temperature been affected but beneath the surface has been hard hit as well. Water temperature has plummeted by more than a quarter in just a few days.
In time, fish will adjust and get used to it, but in the meantime it does make angling a challenge. However, as I’ve written so many times, as long as your bait’s in the water then you have a chance.
This session, after perch on a Black Country canal, saw just one fish on the bank. As you can see from the image above, it wasn’t even a big one. However, I was on the right side of the line and sometimes even one fish is a result.
I fished worm on a size 10 hook over red maggots and I was next to a lock. As you can observe from the photograph, there were plenty of leaves on the surface of the canal. This is also a problem at this time of the year, as it makes fishing difficult.
Regardless of conditions, temperature or anything else though, just go fishing.
Blog entry 1533.