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    Default Re: Cottam 2100 River trent

    Had a good look round this weekend and the stretch goes from just before rampton island to the the disused railway bridge,it was really tonking through near the bridge but didn't seem as wild round the bends towards rampton island.never fished the trent before so was really awe struck and wondering can you really fish it when it's tonking through like that or do you go to the slower bits.

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    Default Re: Cottam 2100 River trent

    Quote Originally Posted by strat100z View Post
    Had a good look round this weekend and the stretch goes from just before rampton island to the the disused railway bridge,it was really tonking through near the bridge but didn't seem as wild round the bends towards rampton island.never fished the trent before so was really awe struck and wondering can you really fish it when it's tonking through like that or do you go to the slower bits.
    Had the tide just turned or had it been running off for a longish period ????

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    Default Re: Cottam 2100 River trent

    It was just reaching high tide

    ---------- Post added at 02:57 ---------- Previous post was at 02:50 ----------

    Think I got that wrong,high tide at Hull was at 06.10 and around 3hrs to cottam (guess) so it must have been running off for a couple of hours as I was there about 1ish.need.

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    Default Re: Cottam 2100 River trent

    When you go with the gear to fish try and arrive just before the top of the tide which will give you a small window to get a little bait on the deck when it stands a little time before running off .
    when it gets up to "full speed " drop a stick into the water and count how long it takes to reach a given point.
    When its been running off for a couple of hours or more repeat with another stick (two coffee stirers from mac donalds being the same size will be perfect), you should see that the pace has increased with the water getting shallower , not a lot but enough to be noticable.
    Sometimes not always reqd as a feeder will suddenly begin to "kedge" when before it didnt.
    Handy to know as you can bait up accordingly.
    It wont make much differance to the barbel but it's all grist to the mill that can often be helpfull for smaller silverfish
    On the rig I usually just add a strip of lead to compensate, that or an old fashioned "dead cow" lead.
    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Cottam 2100 River trent

    got a txt from steve this morning saying there is no more fishing at cottam club has closed down. ive been fishing cottam for 30= years what

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    Default Re: Cottam 2100 River trent

    Quote Originally Posted by dessyb View Post
    got a txt from steve this morning saying there is no more fishing at cottam club has closed down. ive been fishing cottam for 30= years what
    That confirms what I was told during the last close season on account of the power station being de commissioned or mothballed.
    A great pity in many ways , one being that just below the club waters angling can become difficult as on low tides often expose vast sheets of mud that make it impossible to land any fish amongst other obstructions.

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