In my last post I’d mentioned that I wanted to give the upper coarse lake at Llandegla Fishery a go. Thus, yesterday I hied my way back to their beautiful location. It was almost lunch time when I arrived. So, I sat down in their great little cafe for a bowl of their delicious home made tomato soup and a couple of thick slices of farmhouse loaf. I paid for my afternoon’s coarse fishing along with my meal. Just under £6.00 for everything, such value for money!
From the cafe to the top coarse lake is quite a hike but fortunately you can easily drive it on the graveled road. In the end I was parked less than 100ft from my peg so there was no need to break a blood vessel humping heavy coarse gear on a long hike. The plan today was to target chub and roach. Earlier I’d picked up a set of digital scales, ready to weigh specimen fish in order to accurately record any potential “Personal Bests”:
Speaking of Bread Punch, there has been a lot of talk about the Guru Bread Punch Box:It’s the tinted lid that sealed the deal. It really helps keep punch-ready bread at exactly the right consistency even if the sun is beating down on the box. The punches themselves are easy to use and because they have a plunger to pop out the punched bread you can create multiple hook ready baits and just keep them in the sealed box ready to use each time you need one. There’s no need to mess around with a punch every time you need a new hook bait. Just slide open the box, take a piece of pre-punched bread and slide it on to the hook.
It’s a fantastic addition to any coarse anglers fish catching inventory. I only have two very minor complaints about the Guru Punch Box: 1. The lid doesn’t slide open all that easily, you do have to give it a little bit of effort but of course this is better than the lid sliding open accidentally and messing up the bread. 2. The punches are clipped very tightly into their holders and if your fingers are cold (mine were near the end of the afternoon yesterday) it’s not the most fun in the world to try and pry them out. I ended up using a disgorger to pop them out.
Overall I give the Guru Punch Box high marks. It really tidies up the whole Bread Punching experience and of course it keeps your punched bread at exactly the right consistency regardless of the weather.