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A day to remember (September 11th)

Well… it’s time for another service again. Sigh… Cars are just a waste of money sometimes. But, hey, what can you do? As for me, I might as well make the most of the time I have while the car is in the workshop. On thing which I didn’t mention, the service garage is actually located next to the canal. So now, how I wish the service took longer. The guy told me that my car should be ready by noon. Say, I have about 3 hours to fish.

Anyway, I’ve never fished at this particular canal before. I don’t even have a clue if there’s even any fish in it. I started the day somewhere upstream. It was early autumn and there were still ample of weeds in the shallows. A finesse spinnerbait was the best lure to use. The idea is to burn the spinnerbait just over the weeds. Within just 5 mins of fishing, I caught a reasonable size perch. Soon, I caught another one, and another one and another one and etc. The thing was, the catch seems to get bigger every time.

40cm up! Yeah! Thank you to the stranger who helped me with the pictures.
Lure: Custom made 1/8 oz spinnerbait (yellow chartreuse)
Line: Berkley Fireline 8lb (smoke)
Reel: Daiwa Liberto Pixy (2004)
Rod: Daiwa Ardito Native Arms reaction bait series (6-14lb, 6', regular action)

The willow tree. Not so much of a secret spot after all.

Somewhere near a lock upstream.

It was almost midday. I started to make my way back to the workshop to collect my car. At this one particular stop, I saw a willow tree with hanging leaves by the canal. The spot looked typically fishy and I decided to have one last try. What happened next was totally out of my expectations. After a short fight, I found myself landing my first over 40cm perch! Although it’s not as big as the ones caught in the South of France (over 50cm, that’s crazy), it’s considered very good size here in the U.K. And I had to thank the passerby who helped me with the camera. Thanks stranger!

So, taking the car for a service isn’t so bad after all! I caught some big fish within just a couple of hours. So, when’s my next service due? I hope it should be soon.

Thanks for reading, as always.
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