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  1. #1
    BAZ (Angel of the North) Guest


    Do you think that still waters should be closed to night fishing when there is a high risk of ice forming on the water over night?
    The lake could already be partly frozen over, so is it selfish to risk fishing through the night bivvied up?

    The reason I am asking is that some anglers (not all ) may be oblivious to what is happening outside when they are locked up in their bivvies for the night.
    In the morning they get up to lines frozen in the water, with no option but to pull for a break, leaving line and baited hooks in the water.

    Seeing that some anglers are incapable of making the decision to fish overnight in such conditions, and applying a little common sence, should bailiffs apply it for them and close the water down?

  2. #2
    sash Guest


    Why should they need to pull for a break Baz? Lines generally, if not always, enter the water near the rod tips and even if they were to freeze, should be easy to clear in the morning. Can't see a problem with the rest of the line either as mono will sink.

  3. #3
    BAZ (Angel of the North) Guest


    The broken line will sink yes, but it also has a hook and bait on the end of it.

  4. #4


    Think Sash means apart from the point where the line enters the water the rest of it will be sunken so will not be frozen to anything. Break the small area of ice where the line enters the water and reel in. Cant see a problem there. I remember reading an article fairly recently where Ian Welch had been feeding a spot for carp and when the lake had defrosted he had made a cast. the lake then froxo over and he proceded to go on and catch a large carp through the ice.

  5. #5


    I would have thought somthing to be more worried about would be from anglers suffering hypothermia if they are not properly kitted out.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Lydney, in the Forest of Dean


    I thought only Eskimo's fished through the ice?

    I knew a guy who went night fishing in the ice and never had a bite.

    Next morning the manager of the ice rink told him he was trespassing!

    Politicians, like diapers, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason

  7. #7
    Les Clark Guest


    I reckon that bailiffs should be made to stay out all night ,just in case ,at least the "angel of the north" should ,just for the "crack".

  8. #8
    BAZ (Angel of the North) Guest


    In the event of a run,
    I would have thought that a fish taking line would be pulling the line against the edge of the ice, which could easily cut the line.
    And what if the water was too deep for an angler to wade and break the ice where the line enters the water?

  9. #9


    Break it with your landing net pole, I never thought about wading in but I suppose you could if it was shallow and safe to do so. If all else fails, lob somthing at it, a brick maybe. re the ice cutting the line, cant see that Baz, the friction from the line moving against the ice would melt it and provide lubrication at the same time. No i dont think you can cut line on ice, I dont think thats a valid argument.

  10. #10
    BAZ (Angel of the North) Guest


    Breaking an inch or more thickness of ice with a landing net pole? or chucking a brick at it, both very circumspect if they would work at all.
    As for ice not being able to cut line, that's a fair point, but I would have thought that it could.

    I think I'd better impose a ban just to be on the safe side. (o

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