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  1. #291
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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date:.. Monday 16/06/15
    Venue:... Ribble
    Time fished:... 00:00hrs 06:00hrs
    Weather conditions:... Light cloud, no wind no moon.
    Water conditions:... EA River level at 04:30hrs @ NJR 0.3M and steady.
    Air temperature:... 11.4C.
    Water Temperature:... 20.5C
    Bait:... Bread Flake, Crust & Crust/cheese paste
    Method:.. 2 rods both fished 50M out – Upstream Rod Bread Flake and feeder filled with liquidised bread and sweetcorn. Downstream Rod Crust/Cheese Paste and feeder filled with liquidised bread hemp & micro pellets. Loose fed both swims with micro pellets half an hour before mid-night.
    Results:... Four Chub best 4lb-10 and 4lb-9oz.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:… Here we go again another dollar another day and another start to another season. I got off to a good start with the best chub coming just 15 mins after casting in at mid-night on my downstream rod to crust and cheese paste. The rest came on my upstream rod on bread flake. I caught all the chub during the hours of darkness, with the last one at 2:45hrs. It’s always good to be back on the river after the close season especially with two chub over the 4lb mark.

  2. #292
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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Quote Originally Posted by john conway (CSG - ACA) View Post
    ..... It’s always good to be back on the river after the close season especially with two chub over the 4lb mark.
    Glad your on again John! - but please leave a few for the needy!
    You can keep all the slugs you can catch though!
    Tight Lines

  3. #293
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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date:.. Thursday 18/06/15
    Venue:... Ribble
    Time fished:... 22:30hrs 06:00hrs
    Weather conditions:... Overcast, no wind until the dawn then quite breezy with the odd spot of rain, no moon.
    Water conditions:... EA River level at 04:30hrs @ NJR 0.34M and falling.
    Air temperature:... 15.3C dropping to 13.5C by the end of the session.
    Water Temperature:... 17.5C
    Bait:... Bread Flake, Crust & Crust/cheese paste
    Method:.. 2 rods both fished 50M out – Upstream Rod Bread Flake and feeder filled with liquidised bread and sweetcorn. Downstream Rod Crust/Cheese Paste and feeder filled with liquidised bread hemp & micro pellets. Loose fed both swims with micro pellets.
    Results:... Three Chub best 4lb-1oz.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:… Another trip down to the Ribble but this time a much slower start than on opening day The first chub didn't come until 02:00hrs not counting an eel caught at mid night and the last at 03:05hrs, then nothing for the last three hours, not even a knock, not counting the bat twitches at dusk and dawn. There are some quite large bats on the Ribble.

  4. #294

    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Good to have you back John.

    Attended a Ribble Open day run by a large angling club ;-). Afterwards myself ...and a couple of well know "characters" had a return to our childhoods. leaning over bridge nearby...lovely group of barbel...and more encouraging a nearby shoal of smaller stuff .

    Won't be on UK rivers until September...good fortune for the rest of the season :-)
    He is every other inch a gentleman.

  5. #295
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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date 21.6.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 18:15 till 22:10
    Weather conditions: Dry & mild
    Water conditions : Low and clear
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & maggot
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler
    Results: 7 barbel & 3 dace

    First trip out and I opted for a double session with a kip in the car in between.

    The silver fish were absent bar 3 dace and two of those were my only capture in the first hour and a half until I had a barbel of about 5lb. It was quiet again after but I ended with a really good flurry and the best stamp of barbel I've ever had float fishing by some margin.

    My second fish was a very nice 8lb 8oz fish and then a fabulous brace of doubles. It was my first double figure barbel on the float and two came one after the other at 10lb 4oz and then 10lb 6oz.
    My three other fish were 7lb 4oz, 8lb 7oz and another at 8lb 8oz all of which took corn and had I been able to see in the dark, I would certainly have added to that, as the swim was still going strong till the death.

    I was somewhat buoyant as I made the long walk back to the car and my right arm was throbbing and aching from some proper scraps! I've switched rods from what I was using last year as I pulled out of too many better fish and I was more than happy with the new choice with no hook pulls.

    ---------- Post added at 21:25 ---------- Previous post was at 21:04 ----------

    Date 22.6.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 5:30 till 10:00am
    Weather conditions: Showery
    Water conditions : Low and clear
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & maggot
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler
    3 barbel, 5 chub, 8 or 9 dace and 1 big roach

    Part 2 - I opted for a different type of swim for the morning, a shallow fast glide that certainly holds barbel, but also hopefully a few chub and dace.

    I had a reasonable chub early on and a few more dace put in an appearance than yesterday but it was patchy and perhaps a peg that's bit too low and clear for today. I managed one barbel of around 5.5lb or so and also lost a running fish that I think was a foul hooked chub.

    I decided to move after 2 hours, to fish the last couple of hours in the peg from the evening prior.
    Same peg, but this morning it was more chub than barbel. I managed 4 good chub on either maggot or caster, the best of which was 4lb 2oz.

    The barbel made an appearance later in the morning and again they were bumper fish with the two from this peg being over 8lb. A nice surprise was one solitary roach and this too was huge bonus at 1lb 13oz.

    Two very enjoyable float sessions ended slightly early as my line had had enough of the clutch and presented me with a birds nest at the reel. Added to the fact I had about half an hours worth of loose feed left, I took that as my cue to call it quits.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date:.. Wednesday 24/06/15
    Venue:... Ribble
    Time fished:... 22:00hrs 06:00hrs
    Weather conditions:... Overcast, no wind, moon obscured by cloud.
    Water conditions:... EA River level at 15:00hrs @ NJR 0.29M and steady.
    Air temperature:... 16.7C dropping to 15C by the end of the session.
    Water Temperature:... 19.8C
    Bait:... Bread Flake, Crust & Crust/cheese paste
    Method:.. 2 rods both fished 50M out – Upstream Rod Crust and feeder filled with liquidised bread and sweetcorn. Downstream Rod Crust/Cheese Paste and feeder filled with liquidised bread hemp & micro pellets.
    Results:... Two Chub 4lb-4oz & 4lb-1oz.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:… The river was low and very calm and although there was cloud cover over a half moon, at this time of the year it never really gets dark. Only two chub the first coming at 00:45hrs and the last at 04:00hrs, however, I lost two from hook pulls. One chub on Crust and one on Crust/Cheese Paste. It was quite a pleasant evening, rain threatening but not arriving and another two 4lb+ chub.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date:.. Sunday 28/06/15
    Venue:... Ribble
    Time fished:... 22:00hrs 06:30hrs
    Weather conditions:... Overcast, no wind, moon obscured by cloud.
    Water conditions:... EA River level at 04:30hrs @ NJR 0.27M and steady.
    Air temperature:... 16.5C rising to 17.9C by the end of the session.
    Water Temperature:... 21.2C
    Bait:... Crust & Halibut Pellet/cheese paste
    Method:.. 2 rods both fished 50M out – Upstream Rod Crust and feeder filled with liquidised bread and sweetcorn. Downstream Rod Halibut Pellet/Cheese Paste and feeder filled with liquidised bread & sweetcorn. Last four hours changed feeder for PVA Bag filled with micro pellets.
    Results:... Five Barbel and two Dace
    Brief description of the session & remarks:… Another night trip on the Ribble, **** for chub but I'd five barbel to 8lb-12oz and two dace. All the barbel came to halibut pellet/cheese paste in the hours of dark and the two dace to crust in daylight. We need some rain, the barbel needed a few minutes to revive before pushing then out into the main flow, all be it a very slow flow. A lot of care needed when river temps are high. This is not unusual when the water temp gets above 20C and that night it was 21.2C. It’s a pity the EA don't give water temps on their river level page!

  8. #298
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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Had a few hours 'sunbathing' on the Tickled Trout stretch yesterday afternoon/evening - struggled to even get a dace on the float! Tried paste-wrapped Halibut pellet on the feeder - One cracking bite - 3FT - nowt! - other than 3ton of weed!
    Examination of the weed - as I picked it off the end-tackle - showed it was crawling with plenty of little shrimps - plenty of nosh for something!

    Lots of weed and grass coming down the river in the early evening - who's got a working party on in this weather?

    Couple of salmon doing aerobatics in the middle of the river.

    Agree with John - needs a bit of a flush through with some new water - this stuff is used!

    Tight Lines!

  9. #299
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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date 1.7.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 18:45 till 22:20
    Weather conditions: Too hot
    Water conditions : Low and clear
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & maggot
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler
    Results: 6 barbel, 12 dace, 1 chublet and 1 big brown trout

    6 barbel but really it should have been 16. In a nutshell I got mullered!

    I started in a deeper peg but I could see fish crashing out in the shallower water, so after a wasted hour I moved.

    I’ve not fished this peg before but I know others who have and despite their warnings that it a tough one to play fish in due to the obstacles, I was a bit too light with my mainline and hooklengths, despite them being good enough to land the better fish from the deeper clear swims.
    It’s a shallow pacey run but there are boulders and snags to really test the end tackle.

    I got them feeding really well but for each fish I caught I lost one and I wasted far too much of the evening tackling up and redoing hooklengths etc
    I could see barbel flashing 5 yards below me, a few rod lengths from where I was waded and several crashed out. There were clearly big numbers of them feeding well but it’s a bit of hit and hold swim as they dart upstream and the line can get a battering on the rocks and boulders.

    I weighed two at 7lb 15 and 8lb 2oz with the rest being in the region of 6 to 7lb.

  10. #300

    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    You caught 6 fish but it should have been 16....so you left 10 fish trailing hooks and line ?
    Surely it's bad practice to carry on targetting them knowing full well your more than likely gonn'a leave them trailing tackle !

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