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  1. #13291

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Mrs J and I have been watching some nice perch loitering in a small slack just outside the back of the house, not a surprise with minnows, chublets and bleak in quantity, it’s an aquarium for us, a swimming pool for Molly and a snack bar for the perch. This evening I thought I’d give them a try using some mega grubs that are currently living in my wormery , ( they might be eating the worms!). Paddling out with my fly rod with fly changed to a plain hook baited with said mega grub and a bite indicator on the leader, after a few freebies it was a bite on the first cast, producing an immaculate hand sized rudd, another surprise from this trout/ grayling river. Little blighter wriggled out of my hand before I could get a photo. Rest of the evening, frustrating with several missed takes on the dray flay


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  2. #13292
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    Chased a few chub round a few swims yesterday, had one on and the hooklength inexplicably snapped, watched a few more take the bait only for me to strike it clean out of their chops. It was clear they were feeding well though, and seemed to like my corn. I ended up in the drain swim, must be less than a foot deep all over but if you stand still for 5 minutes at this time of year there is always a nomad swimming through.

    I threw out half a dozen grains which shone out like beacons, and decided to ledger this time and sit on my hands.

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    Always learning.
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  3. #13293
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    Wasted several hours in the early afternoon watching tench fizz and refuse point blank to take a hookbait. I did get a few tiny perch and a couple of decent rudd. Once the clock ticked round to about seven, the tench stopped being so picky. Ended up with six from 4oz to about 4lb 8oz. From extreme frustration to quiet satisfaction in a few short hours.

  4. #13294
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    Fished the river Tern again today .

    Nowt but dang Signal Crayfish so gave up and came home Still had no maggots or worms mind had hoped to get some this morning but not a hope without a 30 mile drive so tried spam Must have maggots next time .


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  5. #13295
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    Back up the Severn yesterday as ever the river looked gorgeous maybe a little bit too much colour and a downstream wind made things hard. Had some nice fish but not a roach in sight. In hindsight I should have taken a back up bait but it says a lot about a river when you are a little disappointed with 10lb of chub and barbel, the missus took some great pics but can't seem to upload them so just imagine how good it looked and double it.

  6. #13296

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    We need the photos

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    Here's one hope it comes out ok

  8. #13298
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    Change of scenery this week as down in London- made it a Friday to Friday week so as to fish club match on our lake at Wraysbury this week, as distance to return from next weeks match woulf leave me cutting it fine for night train (and also after selling much of coarse tackle not really geared up for commercials.
    Lake has always been notorious for switching off in matches- three weeks ago was the exception with 59 lb winning it and 49 needed for 4th. Back to normal today even with a holiday depleted turnout of 14
    Drew peg 36 aka the Long Platform, happy with that as one of the more consistent areas although being shallow very weedy now with pondweed in clumps on the top all over the place to about 25 yards out and solid just about everywhere to my left. Set up 13' feeder rod, method to start and also pole and dibber for a gap in the weed close left.
    Weed so thick that had to fish rod up to clear it as went about 35-40 yards where there's a slightly deeper gully,
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    Experimented with different baits on method, after an hour had a little skimmer on treble maggot but no other indications and our sec's usual ringround had that and a perch from the far corner the only fish caught so far.Kept feeding the gap on the inside (just out of shot above to the left theres a little cutting goes in about 6ft wide and twice that to its back and the odd carp often comes in for a mooch so fed it so behind the little island of reeds that you can see one end of)

    Two hours gone and Ian on peg 21 on the other bank had a carp of 13-6 "on the board"- anything looking over 12lb or so to be weighed as caught and returned Brian on 42 getting a few bits, nothing in between me and him at which point decided to switch to open ender, longer hooklength and feed chop and dead reds through it. Immediately started getting a few more indications, added four little perch and a couple more skimmers in the next hour and three quarters, Derek two to my right had a bream and a tench in quick succession and with 90 minutes to go my tip flew round on double maggot and was into something unstoppable which ended up breaking me (on 0.19) about 40 yards from where I hooked it after going round the back of the big weedbed to my left.

    Still no sign of anything on pole line, odd fish drifting around in the weed but obviously not feeding, one more skimmer (my biggest at about 6oz), Richard on peg 1 had two carp one after the other and a couple of tench caught on the island pegs so now needed a lump. Ten minutes to go and finally a couple of swirls next to the reeds, wound in feeder, manoeuvred pole rig around reeds and dropped it in about a foot out from their far side with three red maggots on a heavy duty 14. Twenty seconds, down a hole and the elastic (tight red hydro) was flying out. And that was when the fun started, by the time it had weeded itself and come out again twice there was a mass of pondweed on the connector so a dead weight with no direct connection from elastic to fish and couldn't get it on the surface. Went for a two yard paddle to get closer and finally with four sections in the air could see it circling slowly with another load of pondweed around its head. Thought one chance so had a quick scoop and it was there, 30 seconds before the whistle.
    More fun getting it into big fish keepnet which had been drying out up the bank for half an hour. Scales came round quickly and it went 13-1
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    which together with the eight odds and ends in the other net gave me 14-9 and enough for second- Ian had added another carp for a total of 21-6 with 13-13 and 9-6 making up the frame.

    Wildlife ? Lots of things I don't see on Skye- parakeets, kingfishers, coots and magpies....
    Last edited by The Runner; 14-07-2019 at 18:18.

  9. #13299
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    Random photo rotation...How does that happen ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Runner View Post
    Random photo rotation...How does that happen ?
    JPEGs have rotational information embedded in the file. Some systems process it, some don't. If you want to be sure it gets displayed everywhere the way you see it is to process/resize it in a program that either ignores the information or gives you the choice of ignoring it. Irfanview IrfanView - Official Homepage - One of the Most Popular Viewers Worldwide gives you the choice and it's free. The choice is in Options>Properties/settings>JPEG/PCD/GIF>"Auto rotate image according to EXIF info (if available)" - uncheck it.

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