A Short Afternoon Roach Session, With Welsh Football Never Far Away

The day after a working game is always a busy one, and especially so this time round, as I had lots of video footage to work through.

I still had time to visit a local pool though for an angling session up to dark.

It’s still very cold – for both air and water temperatures – so certainly, as far as the latter is concerned, it’s about choosing your species, approach and venue carefully.

That’s why I went for roach with a single maggot, on a pool that I know will fish reasonably well, even when the conditions aren’t good.

I lost count of how many I caught, which is actually a nice position to be in.

While I fished, I kept in touch with what was going on football-wise in Wales, via the Cymru app, which is excellent.

It was a great start for Steve Evans at Colwyn Bay, as his side won 6-1 on the road.

I had a text exchange with Evo after the final whistle.

He said I’m welcome any time and bring my gear along to do some sea fishing!

Plenty to talk about in my next football slot on Bayside Radio.

With Newtown AFC drawing, it also means that The New Saints is now fourteen points clear at the top of the table.

I was also tagged in a tweet from Alex Denny, as he had taken screenshots from our interview yesterday.

Football and fishing, not a bad life is it.

The tackle used was as follows:

Greys Prodigy 12’ rod and a Shimano 3500 reel loaded with Maxima Chameleon 4lb line. 

There was 4 feet length of 3lb 8oz Drennan Team England joined by a loop-to-loop knot. 

The float was a 0.6g Drennan Crystal Waggler. 

The hook was a Drennan Super Specialist size 18 with a single white maggot.

I fished two rod lengths out in four feet of water over brown crumb and mixed maggots.