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  1. Doggy Style on Fathers Day

    4.10am and the alarms gone off - got to pick Dad up for a trip to a rock mark. We get to the spot just as the sun pop's it's head over the Moors.

    One rod out each on peeler, and 5 mins and a typical dogfish bite gives the first fish of the day.

    I forgot to do my hair before we left...... ...
  2. First of the year

    Finally managed to get out - first trip since november! Had planned on fishing through the winter, but the lake not being "bendy" for much of it put paid to that. Still, at least it means it's spring and I've got a freezer full of bait to use up!

    Got down at the normal time after work, it's great that with spring on the way it's not dark till just after 7 down here so I've got time to get the rods out and see where they are landing! Tony the owner had a walk round, but didn't ...
  3. A wet overnighter

    Got down for the first time in a couple of weeks, the forecast was dry and mild, it turned out windy, wet and cold by morning!

    I fished a part of the lake I haven't fished before, but it's got the deeper water. As it was properly dark by the time I got there, I settled for a big PVA bag of maggots in the margins, 1 a couple of metres short of an island, and with the other rod I cast around until I could find a hard area, over which I fished a snowman over a scattering of baits. Bait ...

    Updated 17-11-2009 at 09:28 by Frothey

  4. Revenge Is Sweeeeeeeet

    Managed to get a whole 36 hours in at Furzebray. 5 Takes, 4 fish (so quadrupling the previous efforts!), the biggest of which was a lake record at 29.08! All from the "Plan B" choice of swim too......

    Updated 30-10-2009 at 10:08 by Frothey

  5. Autumns Here

    Ah, autumns here! Arrive in the dark and rain, leave in the dark and rain - well, at least it keeps the crowds down! One minute it was crystal clear skies, the next it was chucking down. I was able to get set up in the dry, which makes all the difference. I had a quick chat with the owner, who reckoned it had been fishing hard for a week or so (proabably trying to make me feel better!)

    I had a fish in the middle of a monsoon at just after 2 this morning, a mid double common. Luckily, ...