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  1. #9251
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    Mikench

    It is a tea estate!

    All the best

    Lakhyaman

  2. #9252
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    Excellent and tea , I find, always tastes nicer poured from a China teapot into a China cup and saucer! However not on any of the waters available to me! What would the carpers say!
    Last edited by mikench; 08-02-2018 at 17:41.

  3. #9253
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    Today was my first outing in a week, with the promise of a slightly milder day and a south wind I wasn't going to waste it. My last time out was last Thursday when I trotted bread on a gin clear river Colne, it was so cold I only stayed 2 hours and blanked to boot!
    Today I picked a section of canal where I knew the wind should be on my back, but on arrival it was slightly more along the canal from right to left. This turned out to be quite handy as there was huge rafts of floating ice which slowly dispersed to my left and made space to cast across.


    11' Ultralight, 3lb maxima straight through to a Drennan super specialist size 16, and a canal balsa waggler was my set up for the chub which live here...
    Only took maggots so fished one red one bronze and pinged continuously. It was only about 2' deep across by the overhanging snags and that's where I believe the chub hang out.
    First bite a small chub followed by another then quiet. More ice drifted up pushed along by a passing boat. I had to stop for an hour while it very slowly drifted away.
    Ate my sarnies and resumed fishing at 2am, first chuck a better chub around 3lb.
    Quiet again until around 3:30 as the light started to dim, another fit chub then nothing. As it got darker I pushed the float up and tried the bottom of the far shelf, instant bite on the drop and a much bigger chub followed by 3 more in the last half hour, by now it was getting quite dark and colder by the minute.






    A thoroughly enjoyable day with 7 chub, a roach and a skimmer for around 20lb..
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  4. #9254

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    Back to the Hants Avon and a very busy stretch, without a choice of a prefered swim.

    Would have been different if it hadn't taken more than an hour for the 11 mile trip. Bournmouth is the worst traffic jam excuse for something that works worse than Bombay roads. Lights, roundabouts and crossings.

    Rant over.

    Chose the wrong swim and 2 huge dace later in 2 hours moved.
    11 chub pretty much in the next two hours but all between 1and a half and 2 and half. All at 30yards...But some sport at least. Did hit something bigger but had me in a overhanging tree on the inside!

    Did pop into Rog's lively swim for 6 dace and 2 smallish roach when he went for a walk,

    Great three days in Wessex and great to meet up with DT and Rog again. Missed you Neil..Even if the pic of that old fella looks like he has crapped himself playing that fish!!!!
    Last edited by Graham Elliott 1; 08-02-2018 at 18:43.

  5. #9255
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakhyaman View Post
    I could put you to sleep with a near dozen images of the Catlas but one will do.

    Attachment 3744
    I would love to see more pics of these, they're other-worldly to me. I tried to search for 'catlas' but google doesn't seem to know about them, do you know the latin name?

  6. #9256
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    A bonus afternoon saw me back on the river by 1pm , save for not having to move like I felt compelled to do on monday my time and result was almost a mirror image of it.
    mashed bread in a feeder with flake and maggots on alternate casts produced me one bite at 3pm that gave me a nice 8-12 Barbel , a fish that gave a good account of itself and had me thinking it may have been a double.
    Not in the least dissapointed it was'nt as it put one or two doubles I,ve had in the past to shame.
    Fished an hour into dark but other than a single twitch My catch was complete.

  7. #9257
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    Quote Originally Posted by flightliner View Post
    A bonus afternoon saw me back on the river by 1pm , save for not having to move like I felt compelled to do on monday my time and result was almost a mirror image of it.
    mashed bread in a feeder with flake and maggots on alternate casts produced me one bite at 3pm that gave me a nice 8-12 Barbel , a fish that gave a good account of itself and had me thinking it may have been a double.
    Not in the least dissapointed it was'nt as it put one or two doubles I,ve had in the past to shame.
    Fished an hour into dark but other than a single twitch My catch was complete.
    The fish 7-8lbs often do,don't they.

  8. #9258

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    dropped in on the Cherwell after work as the air temp was up and making it bearable to fish into dark. bumped into daltons who posts on here in the car park. he had been wandering with bread and cheese and picked up a small chub for his efforts, always good to put a face to a name.

    I dropped in the swim were I had the 6 from the other night and straight away I had indications, Over the next hour I managed to strike at thin air 3 times and so moved to the next swim, sat there for 10 mins the tip tapped a few times and gradually bent round and a small chub of around 3 was in the net...blank avoided, stayed for another hour without a touch so buggered off home.

  9. #9259
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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Dave View Post
    I would love to see more pics of these, they're other-worldly to me. I tried to search for 'catlas' but google doesn't seem to know about them, do you know the latin name?
    Catla catla is the Latin name. You could try Fishbase.org

    Closely related and much larger: Catlacarpio siamensis.

    All the best

    Lakhyaman

  10. #9260
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    Had brief opportunity this afternoon. Rod was tackled up days ago for searching out roach and dace in eddies, pint of maggots in the shed for even longer so despite the weather i had to get out.

    I'd already sen the river this morning when i did a reccy with the dog, a couple of feet up and a khaki colour. I'd seen my usual eddies were gone, but eventually spotted from the far bank that a tree had gone in just upstream of my Thorns swim. Which is 5 minutes from my front door so i had to give it a go.

    Got there at half 3, threw a few handfuls of slimy, frothy maggots in and set up. Size 20 single maggot. Float got a bite straight away, at least 6 ft of water under the tip. Missed it. Soon gave up on the float, river was really pushing despite the fallen tree creating a chaotic eddy of sorts. Put a small bomb on and reused the hooklength, couldn't be bothered to change the rod tip for a quiver under the circumstances. Piled in more feed, a small roach came off, again just under the tip.

    Rolled a desolate smoke and tried a few casts in other areas of the swim but the current insisted on sending me leaves and twigs so i went back the easy way, straight down under the tip. After an hour's fishing i was on the true One Last Cast and something that looked like a blank saving bite, very subtle. Picked the rod up and it all went very solid.

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    Guessing a pound and three quarters but it fought like a demon and absolutely made my day.

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