Well yesterday i prepared myself to a session on the waggler,
I returned to the peg where i had caught the tench last session hoping for another decent day.
started off poor, rough on my presentation with only a juvenile perch taking the bait. It came to about dinner then i started to cast in different areas just to get bites. it was cast here then there, until about 3:35pm when changed hook and added the last of my maggots, i took one long cast and the float landed spot in the middle of the lake then wham i was playing a decent fish, but unfortunately it won and smashed my tackle my rig was in the middle of the lake. eek no hope of retrieving my float. as i packed up i inspected my rod and i found this..........
(TOP IS A FULLY LINED GUIDE WHILST THE BOTTOM IS BROKEN)
So that could be a likely cause for loosing that fish.........................what these do is help to keep your line undamaged, if one of these is broken you have a useless rod and a high chance of the line snapping. Its a shame really, it was a rod from dragon carp which I had for Christmas. it had served me well, but i dont think i can get another unless i can replace the eye???
And to top that up i had my apprenticeship letter today and the people think I am an eastern european and are asking for my passport and listed me down for asylum and immigration act.....................? oh well, Its just one of them days.