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  1. #1
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    Default Waters you won't be going back to

    I guess we all have a few. As a member of a large club with hundreds of waters I try and fail usually to go somewhere different heading on auto pilot to the ones I like, feel comfortable at and am familiar with .This morning I felt intrepid and tried a new water which I had visited once but not fished.

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    The blurb indicated specimen fish of all varieties. Well the pool is in deep woodland off single track unmade roads and not easy to find. I should have turned back but pressed on. The place is , well downright spooky. If I was transported there and without the noise of aircraft at Manchester Airport I could well believe I was in the Everglades in Florida, or Bayou Teche( James Lee Burke fans will know this) in Louisiana or in the back of beyond in Tennessee . It has a feel of Deliverance or Southern Comfort and it's a disconcerting one.

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    I was alone and felt uncomfortable . Silly I know but a couple of members had told me they felt like this and hadn't been back. I fished till midday without a single bite, twitch or quiver.

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    It looks like it should offer good fishing and maybe it does but I won't be back to find out.
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    Last edited by mikench; 02-09-2019 at 12:06.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    Sad you felt like that, but sometimes we get a feeling things aren’t quite right. So your probably quite right not to go back.
    There’s a local lake near me 5 minutes drive but I’ve walked it a couple of times and I just get that “not right “ feeling so I’d not fish it.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    There are a few venues that I went to once and would never, ever, go back to.

    The one that really sticks in my memory being Broadlands Lake . . . . this place is situated "close to a junction 2 on the M27" and to be totally honest it may well have been ON the bloody M27 for all the noise.

    All night long there was a constant hum from traffic tearing past the lake and it was so bad that I had packed up and left by 5am the next day . . . . . and I had set up well away from the road as well

    I was not enamoured either at the welcome from the two lads in the hut which was rather icy, and you were made to feel pretty unwelcome in all honesty, so personally, I'll never go back there.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    One place I won’t get back to for totally different reasons is a private lake on a very private estate.
    I got permission along with my wife to visit and fish the lakes but this was only after a background check into us.
    Once cleared we were meet at the gates by the security/ gamekeeper and taken to the lake. We had a very enjoyable days fishing and the owner’s wife actually brought us some drinks and sat down for a chat.
    We never went back because the security on the place got tighter following a break in. But I can still picture the place and this woman carrying this tray of drinks.

    There are many other places I won’t go back because they are not as I remember them.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I guess we all have a few. As a member of a large club with hundreds of waters I try and fail usually to go somewhere different heading on auto pilot to the ones I like, feel comfortable at and am familiar with .This morning I felt intrepid and tried a new water which I had visited once but not fished.

    Waters you won't be going back to-img_4112.jpg

    The blurb indicated specimen fish of all varieties. Well the pool is in deep woodland off single track unmade roads and not easy to find. I should have turned back but pressed on. The place is , well downright spooky. If I was transported there and without the noise of aircraft at Manchester Airport I could well believe I was in the Everglades in Florida, or Bayou Teche( James Lee Burke fans will know this) in Louisiana or in the back of beyond in Tennessee . It has a feel of Deliverance or Southern Comfort and it's a disconcerting one.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]7473[/ATTACH

    I was alone and felt uncomfortable . Silly I know but a couple of members had told me they felt like this and hadn't been back. I fished till midday without a single bite, twitch or quiver.

    Waters you won't be going back to-img_4113.jpg

    It looks like it should offer good fishing and maybe it does but I won't be back to find out.
    'you sure have got a pretty little mouth' Mike...

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    I fished Broadlands a few times in the 1980s, pretty much always in matches and found it a fair but tough venue if a little noisy. It was frustrating inasmuch that every time the roach started to be 'caster' fish ie 4 to 6oz they'd be netted out and sold and we were back to 50 to the pound 'pinkie' fish. I never won there but framed a few times and it was a good team match venue. In the years since there have been some very good roach in there but it;'s very much an expensive carp water now so I won't be going back.

    I once got to practice on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Burton on Trent for a Div 1 National in 1991. Apart from failing to sleep in the noisy B&B the canal was like a concrete trough and I set of for home after two sessions and didn't fish the National, nor did I return.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    I'll never say never, but there are loads that are very unlikely. Most revolve around distance. If I fish the Warwickshire Avon, Lochnaw, Linear Fisheries (or the club pits in the same area), South Cerney/Lechlade gravel pits, any of the Somerset drains/rivers/ponds, the lakes at Longleat, The Thames, Wraysbury area pits etc, I'll be very surprised. Definitely not a case of wouldn't, but I probably won't.

    Then comes the local stuff. Places I don't go because I don't like what they've become, or what they've always been. There are a few, but I may revisit them yet. There have been more than the odd local waters that I doubted that I'd ever fish/fish again. All it takes is a slight change for that to go out of the window. Places that you think you'll be fishing until you shuffle off this mortal coil become pointless. Places that aren't worth the time and effort now can be transformed in no time at all.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    I will never,ever fish the River Witham again,I I fished and practiced div1 nationals and hated it,three matches I fished the river flowed the wrong way and yes it was definitely backing up and fished awful...

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    'you sure have got a pretty little mouth' Mike..
    ???????????.

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    Default Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    I think you're in there Mike...

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