The warmer side of winter
As I sit here writing this on a cold, wet and windy day, it really hits home that winter is here. For many anglers this is also the time to pack away the gear and reflect on the season just past, and the one to come. If you are like me, however, and the mere thought of not fishing through winter is something you would never consider, then it’s time to break out the winter woollies and fire up the thermos. During the winter months there is some awesome fishing for those who are keen enough to get out on the water.
Possibly one of the things I like best about fishing during winter is that there are fewer crowds to deal with, and some big fish on offer. Sure, you might not get as many fish, but this is the time of year you can search for quality.
The other great thing about winter is that if you can get out on those calm sunny days when the barometer is high, the fish generally bite very well and it can in fact get quite warm.
Let’s have a look at some of the best bets in winter.