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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Quote Originally Posted by john conway (CSG - ACA) View Post
    Not if don't use a tether setup and your cast is a lower BS to your main line. All my break offs have been at the hook or when I've lost a feeder, at or near the swivel joining my cast to my main line. Occasionally the main line breaks a foot or so above the feeder due to abrasion.
    Similar experiences here. The fact that the same recognisable fish turn up year after year I think shows that a fish is very rarely tethered. The point I was trying to to make is that the stronger your hook length the more likely it can happen. My experience is if you hook a barbel/chub while ledgering and your feeder gets stuck (and maybe tangled ) then on a 6lb bottom the fish has pretty much always broken free if you manage to free the feeder, on 8lb its 50/50, on 10lb the fish is still usually on, any stronger than that and it has to be a big un to be breaking the bottom. 5lb bottom and float fishing is pretty safe I think.
    Last edited by Jonathan Ackers; 14-07-2015 at 08:48.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date 15.7.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 18:00 till 22:15
    Weather conditions: sunny and warm
    Water conditions : A little colour and a little higher than of late
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & maggot
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler
    Results: 1 barbel, a couple of dace, numerous small chublets and 1 chub of about 2lb

    It was hard work this time out. The small chub were very active and the dace, roach and better stamp of fish were not really interested.

    The small chublets were a nuisance. They were damaging the caster in the first foot of water and it was difficult to present a bait further down the swim as it was usually shelled instantly.

    Maggot was similar and nothing was interested in corn until later on when the one better chub put in an appearance.

    There were a few barbel about and the one I managed was 6.5lb and I hooked and pulled out of two others, although I am sure one was foul hooked from the way it reacted.

    A lovely evening to be in the water, but a bit frustrating on the fishing front.

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    You did better than most Paul, I was on the same length, I had a feeling it might be you when I saw someone float fishing ( a rare sight ! ). I will introduce myself if I spot you again. I only had a couple of hours to spare and got a chub and a big eel ( on pellet ) downstream from you. Loads of knocks that I had guessed were down to the chublets. No sign of any barbel, I suspect it might be hard work now for the summer unless we get some rain, or fish on into the dark. The only time I have previously fished that length I did OK in the peg you were fishing. But I think I scattered them fishing the feeder, so I think you are onto something on the float.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Hi Jonathan

    Did you walk up with another chap then go back lower down?

    It's a steady peg during the summer and to be honest, I probably missed out because in the past I have gone over the float line with a feeder when it's been like that and caught good numbers of barbel late evening on small baits.

    Sometimes they want the small particles but they won't take them moving, other times it's the opposite and statics are a waste of time!

    That's river fishing. Very tough to predict but I regretted not having my feeder rod to hand that night.

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    I had a look at the peg above you ( very snaggy I believe ) but decided you wouldn't want a feeder crashing in on a nice peaceful evening like that ! I think there were two others on who I saw wandering so I'm guessing also struggling. I decided it was a 'moving baits' night ;-) so I think they just weren't having it. I have heard a few similar reports of late, fish flashing in shallow pegs but not feeding in daylight on either float or feeder.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date 28.7.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 16:00 till 21:00
    Weather conditions: showers some heavy
    Water conditions : 3 foot above, lots of colour and weed
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & pellet
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler & feeder
    Results: blank

    I was a day early! But when you have a day booked off there's not much you can do about it. We had plenty of rain the day before but the 4:30 reading showed it was only about 18 inches up.

    On arrival it had clearly come up more and whilst it looked fishable, the drifting weed made it impossible.

    The plan, because I had more time free today was to look at some new pegs for the float. The conditions made finding the right areas very tough, but I plumbed for a spot and plugged away on the float for 2 hours without a sniff.

    I put the feeder in over the float line later but the weed was relentless.

    I moved but finding any slack in the area wasn't possible so I had another bash on the float and then the feeder over the top later, but with the same results.

    One of those days when you ought to just go home, but it was better than working and I got to look at a bit of the river I've not seen before and I'll check it out better at normal level.

    First blank in a good while. I will be back on at the weekend with my excess bait hopefully.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Hi Paul, I fished the Ribble near Preston on Thursday in what I would describe as my banker swim & found similar conditions to yourself which resulted in me blanking.
    Personally I find that the Ribble near the Tickled Trout stretch fishes better when it is low & clear using particle baits for barbel & the stretches near Ribchester fish better with a touch of colour & couple of feet on.
    What do you think?

  8. #318

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    Hi All,

    I'm a newbie to this site, although I've been fishing the River Ribble since 2003 and lurking on here for a number of years, to get the latest catch reports and see how the river is fishing.

    By way of an introduction, I've been fishing since I was 8 years old, (51 now) and started my fishing career on the Leeds Liverpool Canal (a small perch being my first ever catch).

    I spent most of my early years fishing ponds, lakes and canals, dabbled in match fishing, then as I got older and got my own wheels, fished further afield in Ireland and Scotland targeting the large Bream Shoals.

    I enjoy Bream and Tench fishing, but once I started river fishing and caught my fist Barbel on the River Severn (2002), there was no looking back. I enjoy the piece and tranquility of being on the river at dusk and anticipating that first 3 foot twitch and there's nothing like it when you experience that initial surging run of a Barbel with the clutch screaming.

    To date my Barbel PB from the Ribble is 11LB 7oz and my Chub 5LB 13oz, although I've had numerous Chub at 5-12oz from the Ribble, that 6Lb'er is still illusive.

    Only fished the Ribble once this year post June 16th and that was about 2 weeks ago when I has a session with my Brother- in-Law. Fished from 19-00-04-00, Low clear river, with large amount of service weed, I caught 2 Barbel 7Lb 12oz and 5LB 4oz and a Chub 3LB 10oz. My Brother-in-law had 1 Barbel 8-13oz and a 2lb Chub. Most fish caught between 2-00-3-15am.

    That's all for now, tight lines to all Ribble Anglers.
    Ribble Rover

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date 2.8.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 16:30:00 till 22:00
    Weather conditions: Dry and calm
    Water conditions : .0.20 at Richester and a little colour still
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & pellet
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler & feeder
    Results: 20 to 25 dace, 2 roach, 2 big trout, 1 big chub and 1 barbel

    I fished a stretch I haven't been on this year and a peg I have only ever feeder fished before, but it always seems suitable for the float.

    Early signs were good as I set off with lots of big dace all 8oz to 12oz size and they were feeding quite merrily until they just disappeared after about an hour and a bit.

    I had an odd fish until it just turned into hooking odd trout of about 2lb size.

    I wasn't sure if better fish had pushed them out but I wasn't getting them on the float, so with a couple of hours left I switched to the feeder but didn't get any signs for an hour until a nice chub took corn. I added a barbel half an hour later on pellet, but that was it. I had to be off for 10 for an early start, but it didn't seem like it was going to improve any.

    Hi Leeds - I certainly prefer the lower conditions for the float as it doesn't seem to deter the better fish feeding if you get amongst them. I only ever fish small baits of 6mm or less regardless of the method I use.

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    Default Re: Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Date 6.8.15
    Section River Ribble
    Time: 12:00 till 17:00
    Weather conditions: wet at first clearing to sunshine later
    Water conditions : Normal summer level and clear
    Bait – hemp, caster, corn & pellet
    Air temp – NT
    Water temp: NT
    Method: Waggler & feeder
    Results: 6 barbel, 2 big trout and 2 dace

    I only had the afternoon free but conditions looked decent for the float once the morning rain eased off.
    Unfortunately the silver fish weren't playing ball so it was a struggle for bites and mainly decent fish, bar a couple of stray dace.

    The float produced a couple of barbel spaced out and the big trout and when I stopped for a break I put the feeder into the same swim and continued feeding the float line. I picked up one barbel after about 35 mins. Back on the float I managed two more with the best being 9lb 3oz but bites were hard to come by and I switched baits with no noticeable difference, although the best barbel came to double maggot.

    As I packed away slowly I put the feeder rod back over the float line and I got one take and another barbel before it was time I needed to be away.

    That's me done for a couple of weeks now as I have no opportunity now till the end of the month.

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