A Happy New Year is wished by Jay La Roche, South East Lure Angling to all his readers and he reports:

04/01/2013: Let me start by wishing all the readers of this blog a very happy new year and thank you all so much for reading and commenting during the last year.

I havent been out in a few weeks now a combination of Christmas and some very poor weather conditions, really put pay to any plans I had to fish. Today however I managed to get out and fish for a few hours on a local rainbow trout fishery.

I started out rigging a curltail grub on a standard jighead of 2g and slowly retrieving with some pauses and twitches but nothing. I changed colour several times and varied the jighead weight, the retrieve and the depth the lure was working at, but still nothing. I tried various different soft plastics and techniques, dropshot, texas, carolina and splitshot rigs all without a sniff of a fish.
So after an hour or so of trying with soft plastics I decided to move onto metals, I tried a couple of vibration baits with a little interest in the form of a couple of follows but no takes. I then rigged up a 4g metal wobbler  with a barbless single and after a few casts I had my first fish on the bank.

A small rainbow to start but at least it was a start and my first fish of 2013. I continued to fish with a slow lift and draw technique and continued to pick up fish on the drop with the stamp of fish improving with some nice fat fish landed.

I went for a quick bite to eat and then back to the trout with more taking the lure.

The last trout was the biggest of the day and it sure was a fat one.

It was a slow start but it turned out to be a very enjoyable day with almost 40 trout landed. A great way to kick off 2013 and a very enjoyable session.

Compliment of:
Jay La Roche
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