With the weather warming up (rising just past freezing), I decided to join my good friend Paul AKA Jiff, on a Saturday morning fishing trip. We decided in a telephone conversation the night before that we would try our luck at Etherow Country Park. The park is in Comstall which is on the border of Tameside/Derbyshire. The park is popular with families wanting to enjoy the outdoors, walking around the lakes, feeding the ducks or enjoying a cuppa in the Visitors Centre.
We, however, were there for the serious business of catching fish…Arriving at 9:00, I set about finding Paul. It was quite a cold morning but my Regatta Griddy hoodie and Polaris jacket were keeping me warm and dry. He’d arrived at dawn and so was already set up, shielding the elements in his Cooley Kacket and Chandler Overtrousers. His Regatta Rucksack was packed with all the essentials including the all important brewing gear!
After watching Jiff cast out a few times, it was my turn. I steadied myself and like a young Robson Green, I cast out my line. Once I was happy with my line, I placed my rod on the stand and waited…and waited…and waited…unfortunately, the fish hadn’t read the script. 5 hours passed without getting so much as a tremor. However, it was still an enjoyable day in lovely surroundings. I’d recommend Etherow for a day in the outdoors, some of the views are stunning and on the fishing side of things…maybe I was just unlucky on the day…I’ll be definitely trying my luck again soon!