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  1. #13991

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Back in my prebaited spot on the river (see previous post).
    As I was waiting for the two Carp rods to go off I decided to touch ledger with a third rod to one side. On went a 18mm Pellet and I flicked it out. Pointing the rod at the lead I tightened up and put the line across my index finger then rested the rod across my knee and settled back. Maybe 20mins went by when I felt the line slacken on my finger followed by a sharp tug. A few more seconds and a second stronger tug which continued pulling…I struck and was in. A quick splashy fight and this fine Roach was nestling in the bottom of the net. Its the second decent Roach I have had from the spot. I really should go back with some more suitable Roach tackle and see whats about.

    The Carp rods stayed silent this time and when a second tug on the touch ledger rod resulted in a Bream I took that as a signal to call it a day.

    How did you get on?-roach3.jpg

  2. #13992
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    Hope no one minds, a sort of how have others got on but might be of interest to sea anglers.
    My south-east mag covering North Kent to Brighton has reported lots of bass being caught which seem to be on the increase including a 7 and a 9lb fish. Dover Soles have been all over the place up to 2lb. plenty of mackerel in that calm spell which have also been more abundant it seems to me than previous years. Cod have been showing as well, small ones but more than usual so hoping we get a bit better showing this winter. Plenty of other fish as well, dogs eels whiting of course which are now getting too much again, the pin whiting as we call them, huge shoals are showing up. Big pouting have been reported as well along with some good sea bream in numbers from the boats October looks to stay warm so maybe the fishing will continue and any calm spell might still see mackerel about but my bet is on the continued Dover Sole being around for a bit longer. And the autumnal bass which are often bigger specimens might be good.
    Amongst the doom and gloom of sea angling for quite a few years there just might be a bit of improvement going on despite the big trawlers from afar.
    One good month doesn't make a summer but nice to see anyway.
    Last edited by markg; 09-10-2019 at 07:44.

  3. #13993
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    I do hope we get at least one more calm spell before October is out, I’d like to thrash out a few lures in search of a bass before putting the rod away til next Summer.

  4. #13994

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by s63 View Post
    I do hope we get at least one more calm spell before October is out, I’d like to thrash out a few lures in search of a bass before putting the rod away til next Summer.
    Couldn't agree more...especially as I only really like fishing topwaters.

    I might end up having to get the bait out, though....shudder!

  5. #13995

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    I went back to the same water at lunchtime today. I say the same, but things were a bit different; last time I was here the water was at the top of the concrete wall behind me and I was fishing from the road



    All those pics of beautiful float collections had shamed me into sprucing mine up a bit, so here's one of my favourites with the two stem fractures splinted with sections of drinking straw, and a fresh coat of paint on the tip. I have actually made some replacements for this long discontinued Drennan model, but there's life in it yet.



    With the usual light slider set-up, I fed 4 balls of groundbait about 9m out in 10' of water and waited for the shoals of roach to home in. 20 minutes later I was still waiting, and when I did get a bite, a pike ran off with the first roach of the day. I'm getting the idea the pike here wait near the groundbait; a re-think may be needed.

    The roach weren't playing, so I had to fish maggot in a different spot to get any bites, and the first 20 or so fish were perch, with this one the highlight of the afternoon. I don't know why the pic came out so badly.



    The original spot never produced another roach, but I managed to catch a few here and there. The pike were relentless, though, and after a couple had spat the roach out, another got itself hooked. A bloke working in the boatyard came over to watch proceedings, and I explained the problem of netting the flipping thing. I gave him my car keys, and he fetched the big net from the boot, attached it to the spare handle in my holdall, and we both looked forward to seeing this pike on the bank. At which point the pike - a mid double by the look of it - ploughed its way into the weedy corner and broke the .10 hooklength. Ho hum.

    After that, it was back to ringing the changes to get a few bites here and there.


  6. #13996
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Without a shadow of doubt in my mind Kev, pike do learn to sit off an angler waiting for a freebie. We always tell newbies on our club lake to never ever never rinse groundbait off their fingers in the edge after a member ended in casualty doing just that and therefore imitating a struggling returned fish with his fingers.

  7. #13997
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    I think those pike need a talking to Kev.

  8. #13998

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    Had a few hours this morning on the river Wreake,still up a little and coloured with the big deep pool resembling washing machines with swirling eddys with very little calm water but fish of all sizes flipping over.Cage feeder with crust on the hook and the quivertip never stayed still,fish hitting the feeder.Had five small chub to 1lb 8oz but the activity virtually stopped when the sun broke through the high cloud about 8am.Switching to worms brought the surprise of the morning with a dace of 8oz and a smaller one of about 4oz.Had a little wren for company in the rushes,saw a lone swallow,a kingfisher flashed past whilst a white egret worked shallower water downstream.

  9. #13999
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Wet and windy today here in not so sunny Leicestershire, however the fishing was decent.
    Decided to fish with the method feeder and 4mm sticky bait bloodworm pellets and 8mm pellet as bait lost 6 fish and landed 5. Arrived about 9:15 & gave up about 12:30 as the heavens had started to open and the brolly just wouldn’t anchor.
    I think I lost my first few because my hook size (14) was too small for the 8mm pellet, upped it to 12. Still lost a couple afterwards no idea why just one of those thing I suppose.

    Prettiest fish of the day was this one, all around this size.


    Getting a desire to catch something different for a change so next time I’ll be looking at the Soar for a few roach, or at least trying a different lake here at Frisby.

  10. #14000
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    A failed attempt at a big perch again. They seem to have disappeared from the pool. Might be something to do with a couple of cormorants that have taken up residence on an island in the adjacent lake.
    Just this whipersnapper at 1lb 10oz.
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