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    With the weather acting as it has been lately, it doesnít make you feel like doing much at all, hot, lifeless, and muggy.
    I managed just over a couple of hours fishing yesterday, and was rewarded with a few decent chub. The last three times I have been out, I havenít bothered with freebies or pre baiting, I have relied entirely on single hook baits. Okay, while I have been sitting waiting for a bite which didnít take long, I couldnít help but think that if I had put freebies in I would get a lot more out of each swim. Or if I had brought my float rod instead I would have had a lot more. The thing is I am satisfied with catching the odd chub out of each swim, and then moving on to the next. As at the moment I donít know if itís because of the weather, or I am looking for something different, because things seem to have gotten to easy. There are three things that have crossed my mind recently, one is that I am hearing of more people looking for a different challenge, (for want of a better phrase) and I think I would put myself in that category. The other is one of the discussions on here about clothing etc to wear real trea, yes thatís a joke thread but some people have said that keeping quite is more important. I couldnít agree more with that. At the end of my short session yesterday, I decided to stay put in this particular swim, as I had caught a couple of nice chub and I had this feeling that there were more. All of a sudden from behind me a couple of elderly and foreign speaking chaps started to SHOUT have you caught many etc. I didnít say much to them but was polite enough. Although I knew I wouldnít be catching any more from the swim I was in, through the shouting and waving of arms above and behind me.
    The third thing that I have noticed is that although I am not putting freebies in, there has not been a significant drop in my catch rate.
    I donít think itís because I might be a good angler, or I know of where to go, I think there are a lot more fish about this year in the river systems.
    Has anybody else noticed their catch rates improving?



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    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    During the past 3 years, the growth of fry has been phenominal.

    With a few exceptions, river fishing this coming late summer is going to be fantastic.

    Get out there.

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    Mel Crighton Guest

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    Visited the river this afternoon to take a look at the flow following the storms and noticed a lot of 2-3 inch fry on the surface so yes the rivers are improving did not see any last year, lots more roach coming out on one stretch of my river, but have yet to see any chubb.

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    yoggy Guest

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    Baz,,living in the fens,naturally i"m spoilt for choice as far as drains go,,i"m out 7days a week amongst them{this includes dog walking!!!!},,and both the major 20 @ 40ft drains are in a extremly heathly state as far as the fish population goes,,people i know and myself have had some really good catches the fish also seem in tiptop condition with lots of fry on the surface,,this also goes for my local river Nene where alot of Chub are showing,,so in all it looks like a good season.

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    there had been reports of huge shoals of fish in the rivers before the open season this year more so than any other, and bumper catches were expected.
    So far I think this is what has been happening in some areas.
    As has been said before, if we caught well every time we went out, we would soon get bored. I think this is also true, I'd better start fishing a bare hook. Or better still, get some float rod practice in while the going is good.

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    Baz. You could always come up to the Ribble to tame her. I know you said she always seems to confuse you after fishing the Dane.

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    ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) Guest

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    That was his wife he was talking about ..

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    I might well be talking of the Ribble Byron, or the Mersey, or the Dee.

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    Nigel Moors 2 Guest

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    Baz - I'll have a bit of what you've got. Can't catch a bloody cold from my local Thames. Alright on the float if I want small stuff but can't decent roach going with hemp ( they don't seem to have switched on yet ) but when I fish late for the bigger chub and barbel I can't get a bite. Went last night fished a swim I know contain clonkers and not a sausage! Using good fresh bait too, so.........will just have to keep plugging away.

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    When faced with the sort of conditions that we have had for the last week or so, dry, hot and humid, I normally head straight to the nearest weir stream on my local river. The added oxygen from the sills and flow will often liven-up things to an amazing degree.

    Food for thought?


    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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