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  1. #14231
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Winds still from E and SE up here so usual North End rock marks still out and went to try somewhere new, on L Greshornish at Arnisort. Had fished about a couple of miles further out on the loch towards Lyndale a few weeks back for not much, but deeper water close in on today's choice (by the look of Google Maps) so decided to give it a go.
    Easy ten minute walk in down a grassy if marshy path and nice flat rocks to fish from. Set up light beachcaster for out and lure rod to work the inside (about 15ft right in the edge 90 mins after low tide)
    Mackerel strip on a size 2 with a running ledger about 80 yards out, mostly clean ground with the odd patch of weed.
    Beautiful day...
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    but nothing happening. Missed a decent bite second chuck but no other sign of life for ages other than retrieving to find this on the hook
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    No takes on any lure which I was working along the inside while watching the motionless rod tip, replaced it with light bomb and macky strip down the side but this only produced a couple of crabs and at top of the tide at 3 looked like I was on for a blank. Finally as the ebb started the tip rattled a couple of times and got a little whiting.
    As the light went there was a bit more activity and ended up with five of them before packed up at 4 45. Not so much pin whiting as pin-head...
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    One more thing, just as it got dark missed a bite and was retrieving the strip of mackerel skin that was all that was left on the hook when something hit it twice not far off the surface but didnt hook itself. Very very late for mackerel, no coalies about so suspect it might have been a sea trout which would have added a bit more interest to a quiet day. Still, lovely place to spend a few hours. Quiet for wildlife as well, inevitable ravens about and a small flock of redshank, quite scarce up here .
    And finally, didn't fish yesterday but took one of my regular walks around the Scorrybreac circle path just outside the town. Nice little battle going on for air supremacy between some ravens and one of the local sea eagles...
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  2. #14232

    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by steve2 View Post
    I was under the impression that Coypu had been wiped out in this country. I know they were wiped out in East Anglia.
    Its a French river. ..& hes getting more & more cocky by the day...

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  3. #14233
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    North Yorkshire.
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    I reckon that between the weather being terrible and the rivers being a bit full I may not get out for a little while. The weather this morning was pretty miserable, but it hadn't caused the rivers to rise. The wind wasn't too bad and the rain stopped around lunchtime. I was clean out of excuses!

    A quick trip to the tackle shop for a pint of maggots and off to a site of significance in Romano-British history. The fishing wasn't exactly gripping, but I enjoyed using some old discontinued floats. However, they reminded me exactly why I've largely moved over to thick bristled Bolo floats for most of my trotting. Both yellow and red being nigh on impossible to see beyond twenty yards unless the light was perfect. The lack of disturbance on the strike was rather impressive though.

    Towards the death, a fluff flinger appeared at the top of the run I was fishing. I met him at the car park and found he'd been at it most of the day for two grayling. It made me feel a bit better about struggling for five fish, though I'd expect bait fishing to easily outdo bits of wool, nylon and feather. That's exactly why I don't chuck fluff myself.

    Nothing particularly big, but no real tiddlers either. This was probably the biggest.

  4. #14234
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    Jul 2009
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    After yet another day of light rain it stopped around 2pm today.
    An opportunity to try for a big perch out on the canal wharf behind a supermarket in town. Set up 11’ ultralight, a drennan perch bobber to a 16 B611. First I chopped some worms and dropped them straight down in front of me via a baitdropper. A nice Dendra on the hook was lowered in the same area.



    The stern of a moored boat to my right being the only feature. It wasn’t long before my float bobbed then slid away. A swift upward lift and I was in, a good perch. It headed out towards the middle of the cut before turning and making a bee line for the boat. I quickly steered it away and netted it.



    With the challenge in mind I weighed it and was disappointed as it was 2lb exactly, not even a dram over my previous best this season.

    I carried on hoping for a bigger one as the light began to fade and the rain started again. Loads of bites but all under half a pound for my efforts.
    A friend has caught some bigger ones here so I will return next week...

  5. #14235
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    Aug 2014
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    Kent
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    Friday I had meticulously planned my days fishing on the river at Grove Ferry with no rain in the forecast from 10am onwards. Maggots, hemp, corn, bread and groundbait all prepared with a couple of rods ready to go. After two hours and just one bite I was somewhat disappointed, with rain being released by the ever darkening sky I waved the white flag and went home.

    Loads of bait in the fridge and rain is forecast for every day over the coming week so with today being the only dry day I nipped out for a quick session on another part of the river a couple of miles upstream, what a contrast, a fish on the first trot followed by 16 more over the next hour, a mixture of chublet, dace and roach, none of any size but I was happy as Larry just to be catching..............mojo reset.


  6. #14236
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    With no scheduled fixture on the list we decided to have a knock up yesterday on the GUC at Marsworth. A dry and mild day with very little wind which was favourable but the water was rather clear.
    With limited set up time I opted for pole and 2 topkits. One a positive rig with a .60g float and 16 hook for whole Dendra and one light rig with a .25gr float and 20 for punch or pinkie.
    I started by potting in some chopped worm and casters at 11m, roughly two thirds across and some liquy at 8m down the middle. The punch line produced nothing during the first half hour so half a worm went out on the other spot. Almost instantly I had 3 bites, all of which I missed... The 4th time I hooked it, a big crayfish!
    Still fishless after 2hours I tried the light rig instead on the 11m line with single pinkie and a small section of worm, this payed off with a skimmer in the net soon afterwards. My nearest angler had prepared groundbait which I told him was probably the kiss of death in clear water but he persisted in piling it in. He didn’t get a single bite and packed up early. I remained frugal with my loose feed and reaped the benefits with 6 more skimmers and 9lb14 in the net at the end which won the match....
    Second had 7:15:0 and 3rd 4:6:0.
    14 fished.





  7. #14237
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    Nov 2015
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    It's good to see an absence of mud.

  8. #14238
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    Mar 2019
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    Liverpool
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    Have had no free time to go fishing for a long while. I finally managed to get out this morning, but made the wrong decision on how to fish. I opted to head for an urban stretch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in north Liverpool, I was going in search of some decent perch. I took a small drop shot rod and knew it was a mistake from the outset. I just don't get on with lure fishing but was seduced by lots of YouTube videos! I would have been much happier float fishing a worm next to all the perchy looking spots. I have no confidence fishing drop shot or jigging light lures and cannot bring myself to enjoy it. I have tried.
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    I had my first blank for a long time, but got a chance to try out my new boots in the damp Liverpool winter.
    More importantly, I announce my retirement from a brief dabble in lure fishing. My drop shot rod will go to one of the kids to fish little ponds with. It's funny, I thought light lure fishing ticked all the boxes for me, but I honestly can't find a way to enjoy it. Will get some nice perch this winter, but I think they will be on juicy lobworm!

  9. #14239
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    on the move
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Stick at lure fishing once you start catching it becomes easier. The way I got the best out of lure fishing was to by not taking any other tackle but lure tackle. A lot of anglers use it as a last resort they haven't caught on the normal methods during the day so stick a lure on for 15 minutes don't catch and say this lure fishing doesn't work. If you hadn't caught on a worm would you say I am not using worms again.

  10. #14240
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    Mar 2019
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    Default Re: How did you get on?

    Good points but it's not just the not catching, I really want to enjoy drop shoting and jigging but just can't get on with it.
    Genuinely don't enjoy it as much as bait fishing, going to quit while I'm behind!

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