Saturday dawned bright and clear and remained that way all morning. I was pretty chubbed out after the previous day's exertions so I popped down on my bike at lunchtime to see what was what. A few people were fishing including Andrew Nellist but he'd only had one chub and bites were hard to come by in the clearing water and bright sunshine. I resolved to fish near dark and went down town to buy some books/shirts etc.
I arrived at the Punter at about 16:00 and set up my Carbonactive super feeder rod with a stealth night tip I'd made by fixing an isotope to a no2 quiver tip that I'd previously broken. The Carbonactive was better at casting the small feeders than my usual Drennan chub rod. (At double the price it should be) I needed to cut down a couple micro feeders to 3-4g weights as the flow had eased since the previous day. In the first swim I visited I was getting roach bites and managed to land roach of 12oz and 1lb. That was about the most excitement all session as the only other things I got was a 2.5lb chub around dark and then a long wait before any more bites.
21:30: I fished opposite a moored boat in one of the productive swims from yesterday but waited almost 30mins for a bite. I hooked into something weighty which then began to yield quite quickly. I suspected a bream but the hook pulled as I had eased it out in front of me and I never saw the fish in the dark. I recast my bread bait and got another bite which I did land but it was a silver bream about 12oz. Or was it a skimmer? It had a pinkish tint to the large eyes so We'll call it a silver bream because thats more exciting than a small snotter.
And that was that. Very disappointing after fishing until 22:30. I think the flow slackened off even more through the session and perhaps that was putting the fish off.
Döbelnacht? No sign of a Döbelschwarm. Böllöcksnacht more like.