The River Darent is another river plan to fish from start to finish. Will add much more to this post soon.
Length: 32 km
DAY 1 OF 32 Kms 🤣
Walked across a busy mainroad past St Saviour's Walk. Here there is a small shallow stretch of The River Derwent remember many years back witnessing fly fisherman catching trout. Now Heading past Dartford Borough Museum before arriving at Central Gardens. Damn ! The gates are locked thats just typical of my exploits. Bad timing now for a long walk, thank God for Google Maps. Current location found pinpoint final destination with an arrow where intend to fish. On route passing a rather run down part of town where many years ago used to visit a tackle shop called Dartford Angling. Sadly a long time since closing down. Like many tackle shops that have long since vanished from our High Streets. Such a crying shame.
Past an interesting piece of urban street art 👍
There are certainly enough tail tell signs of fishing taking place. And unfortunately especiallt in free and day ticket watwr open ro the public. Onw witnesses the usual litter, hooks, and discarded fishing line. Careless and inconsiderate litter bugs bringing Angling into dispute once more when wild foul, nature, or a family pet dog gets a hook in paw or down throat. This appalling Act has always bwen there. And 9 times out of 10 it's just a few careless individuals who ruin fishing for the decent Anglers who care for their environment by taking litter home.
TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME WITH YOU !
My strong advice is "Don't Trouble Trouble Till Trouble Troubles You"
Try to keep torch light and your presence to a minimum when fishing not only is this beneficial in catching fish. Don't want to attract any undue attention to yourself. It could be said a cowards approach is to move on if you hear signs of people especially loud, drunk, drugged and disorderly. However believe it's a sensible move not to hang around in the dark in the middle of nowhere and put your life in danger. Strongly Advise and Encourage to think about Your Fishing Location.
So at the end of a very quick session. Decided enough was enough. First time bought line in early at the end of the coarse river season. Next year must make sure pick a decent location to finish off the season with a bang. But unfortunately time was short this evening after work so headed out on a short bus ride to Dartford on The River Darent. Tried various baits lobworms, brandlings, bread, luncheon meat and cheese. Walked fishing several different swims. Not a single bite.