Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1

    Default I tried and failed

    I had a sad attempt to fish the Nadder yesterday even though I knew that the snow melt and rain would make it difficult.

    But I didn't expect it to be that bad, not only was the river level extremely high but it was racing through like a steam train and the colour was dark chocolate brown and alot of rubbish was washed through.

    Not even a 2 oz led would hold bottom, not too mention that trotting was impossible.
    Guess I should have known better, but was so desperate to get out on the bank again that all common sense went out of the window. I stuck it out for about 2.5 hrs and gave up

    Yet went I took a quick walk up to a local stretch of the Hampshire Avon today, things looked different...normal water level, clear water and nice steady pace.
    It's amazing how different the Avon looked compared to the Nadder.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Torquay .....with my reputation??
    Posts
    6,580
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    At least you had a go Claudia ,you learn something everytime you go fishing ,...in this case don't do it again .
    Fancy a pint?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Herts
    Posts
    12,106

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Claudia Crowther View Post

    Guess I should have known better, but was so desperate to get out on the bank again that all common sense went out of the window.

    Nothing new there then Girl..........

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    .
    Posts
    2,691

    Default

    Fishing fever makes you do things like that Claudia.even when you know you'll be better off not going

  5. Default

    Tributaries, tributaries I have nothing else to say.
    Ok I do, I whent on new years day the derwent was as you describe high,brown and fast.
    So i headed straight for a little tributary that was also very swollen but nothing like the river .
    It must of been litterally packed with fish I caught a chub a dace and two roach in around half an hour my brother fishing next to me caught a good dace lost a nice perch and a roach at the net and then we had to go as my five year old neice was getting too cold and started to cry.
    Don't want to sound condescending if there are no trubutaries then you are stuffed somtimes.
    Well done for getting out there you have to be in it to win it .

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Bromley, Kent
    Posts
    2,642

    Default

    At least you had a go Claudia. I haven't been fishing for ages.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    metroland.....
    Posts
    7,520

    Default

    Spent 7 hours on the Colne, 3 different swims, stick float and flake, stick float maggot, feeder with chopped worm.
    NOTHING

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Furkum Hall, Sheffield
    Posts
    17,798

    Default

    I too blanked

    Knowing what the Rother would be like I opted to fish my local ponds - all 3 frizen solid and not chance of breaking the ice.

    So common sense said drive back home and watch the rugby - So I drove to the Rother - which like I've said earlier I knew would be unfishable and fished it.

    3 hours of trying maggot, bread, stick float feeder and not a bite.

    Still - there's always next weekend
    PaSC British by birth, English by the grace of God
    I got the devil in my blood,Telling' me what to do
    (And I'm all ears), Britain's premier bread angler

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Torquay .....with my reputation??
    Posts
    6,580
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    what a load of blankers we are lately
    Fancy a pint?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    ***
    Posts
    465

    Default

    ..........
    Last edited by Harvey; 22-03-2012 at 18:00.
    Better well hanged than ill wed.
    Søren Kirkegaard

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •