Thanks Thanks:  409
Likes Likes:  62,372
Page 1239 of 1244 FirstFirst ... 23973911391189122912371238123912401241 ... LastLast
Results 12,381 to 12,390 of 12437
  1. #12381
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    metroland.....
    Posts
    7,030

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Last day on the river today so I went down the Colne in town.
    Got there about 2pm, started on this long trot swim with flake on a chubber float.



    No bites after an hour and a half so I spent some time talking to a mate who was fishing close by.
    In recent weeks he’s had a string of 6lb+ chub on ledgered boilies from the river. Biggest 6:9..

    Enthused, I walked downstream and on the way another angler had just landed a big chub caught on ledgered bread punch. I watched as he weighed it at 6:11. A proper lump!
    I settled on another long trot swim and mashed some bread in a tub, one lump down the middle and another further across. Let that settle for a while before my first trot through.



    First trot down the middle and the float dithered before shooting under, my lift was met with solid resistance and a bit of a fight ensued.
    I imagined it was a medium sized chub as it tested my clutch in the flow, then it surfaced and it’s bronze flanks gave the game away..



    One more move downstream but no more bites so I called it a day. The big chub I’d hoped for didn’t materialise but it was fun and I didn’t blank...

  2. #12382
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Stuck on the chuffin M25 somewhere between Heathrow and the A3
    Posts
    10,991

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Big Dave tried to bully me into one last go at the Wey barbel today but with 2 foot on, more rain this morning and his mid morning txt to say it was " charging through" I was having none of it. Its too bloody far to walk only to find the river is unfishable or there is romeone sat on what passes for a slack.

    I left him to it and barrelled off to Bury Hill for a last hurrah at the zander.

    It was blowing an absolute gale when I got there but this gave me the run of the downwind bank. Started well with a stuttery run 1st chuck which I converted into a zander of about 4lb. Not big but a pretty fish and another blank averted. An early fish can often mean it fishes well at dusk but as the light faded the wind dropped, the sky cleared and out came a very bright moon the absolutec Kiss of Death down there. No action at sunset but about 6-40;another jittery run on the rh rod but when I tightened there was nothing there. Very odd....definately not a liner, I think maybe it just didn't have the hook in its gob.

    And that was it until 8 pm when the 10 to 8 mugfish turned up late and snaffled half a joey mackerel. Slightly bigger than the 1st fish but still nothing to get too excited about. BUT I had a brace and I'd have taken that when I left home.

    Fair play to Hagar down on the Wey...he toughed it out and had 2 barbel..6-8 and 8-9. He is made of stronger stuff than me but it is his home river so I guess that counts for quite a bit.

    Anyway....that's both barbelling and zandering over for a bit. Need to get me crucian head on now...oh and trite too.
    Last edited by S-Kippy; 15-03-2019 at 17:30.

  3. #12383
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    leafy cheshire
    Posts
    8,582

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Once again I dared to follow in the footsteps of PC and so, despite the rain and gale force winds, I stepped out of the door and headed to a nearby water!



    It stopped raining as I set up but I erected the brolly to be on the safe side! By 2.30 pm I hadn't had a sniff and feeling dejected I decided to pack up and head for home! My mobile rang and then rang off- a missed call! I called the number back and had the pleasure to chat to Nottskev. He had made what he called a bum call( I don't think he was referring to me) ie an accidental one and so we chatted for about 10 minutes. His parting comment was to persevere because a bite could occur at any time. I didn't have time to put my phone back in my pocket before the buzzer started to sing and a fish was on. A mirror of about 6lb was soon in the net! I was using a light Avon rod and the buzzer was necessary because the wind was so strong the tip was all over the place. That was it but the blank was saved. So now you have it , when a blank looms large give Kev a call.

  4. #12384
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    metroland.....
    Posts
    7,030

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Went for a few hours on the canal today with a mate. He told me there were some big dace on this particular pound along with some big gudgeon..



    After a slow start in bright sun it clouded over and I started getting bites. I had quite a few dace on maggot and they were indeed bigger than I expected.




    Lovely....
    Last edited by peter crabtree; 15-03-2019 at 17:47.

  5. #12385

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    Once again I dared to follow in the footsteps of PC and so, despite the rain and gale force winds, I stepped out of the door and headed to a nearby water!



    It stopped raining as I set up but I erected the brolly to be on the safe side! By 2.30 pm I hadn't had a sniff and feeling dejected I decided to pack up and head for home! My mobile rang and then rang off- a missed call! I called the number back and had the pleasure to chat to Nottskev. He had made what he called a bum call( I don't think he was referring to me) ie an accidental one and so we chatted for about 10 minutes. His parting comment was to persevere because a bite could occur at any time. I didn't have time to put my phone back in my pocket before the buzzer started to sing and a fish was on. A mirror of about 6lb was soon in the net! I was using a light Avon rod and the buzzer was necessary because the wind was so strong the tip was all over the place. That was it but the blank was saved. So now you have it , when a blank looms large give Kev a call.
    Mike, when it's blowing like today a tip for you is to set your rod up so the tip is submerged, stop it from bouncing about.

  6. Default Re: How did you get on?

    With the river season over it was back to the local reservoir after pike.Very mild and after lugging the gear up the west bank to gain a bit of shelter from the gusty wind it was time to shed a couple of layers whilst setting up.Two deadbaits close in at the bottom of the marginal shelf,a third blasted high so the wind could get a bit more distance for me.Pegged the brolly down as a windbreak and settled back with a coffee to watch and wait.No fish of any sort rolling,the only fish I caught a glimpse of were disappearing down a cormorants throat.Recast moving the baits around,time for bird watching - reed buntings,bullfinches,robins and wrens in the overgrown blackthorn hedge,a red kite soaring over the fields on the far bank,ten great crested grebes and four goosander.About 10am the wind really strengthened,had to take the brolly down before the wind trashed it and white top waves crashing into the far bank I packed up around 11.30 clocking yet another blank.

  7. #12387

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    The weather is just settleing nicely from Sunday, might have a bit of memory loss and fish the river next week .

  8. #12388
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    leafy cheshire
    Posts
    8,582

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    It's called PTSD Ian and understandable!

  9. #12389

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    It's called PTSD Ian and understandable!
    That sounds a little to much like a sexual disease to me Mike
    Last edited by tigger; 16-03-2019 at 13:36.

  10. #12390
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Luton Bedfordshire.
    Posts
    2,072

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Back slider fishing today in 14ft of water at around 18yds out,had 66 roach to 12ozs,5 or 6 perch to 10ozs and a tench around 4lbs,amazed me how when you get a roach over 4lbs there's always a like up its harris...

Posting Permissions

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