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    Default Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Above Preston
    Date:...16/06/09
    Time Fished:...00:00hrs to 08:00hrs
    Weather Conditions:....Clear sky, big half moon put in an appearance about 01:30hrs, early morning very bright and warming up fast. Water Conditions:..Rivercall at 15:15hrs on the 15/06/09 @ NJR 0.28M ANSL & Steady,
    Air Temperature:...11.5C @ midnight dropping to 3.8C about 03:00hrs then climbing to 13.3C by 08:00hrs
    Water Temperature:...14.8C
    Bait:...Sweet Corn, Hal Pellet & Curry Paste
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod Sweet corn with liquidised bread, garlic and sweet corn in feeder, downstream rod halibut pellet and curry paste with PVA bags of pellet and micro pellets.
    Results:...7 chub (best 4lb-12oz & 4lb-6oz) one eel and one trout. Two chub taken on Pellet and paste the rest fell to sweet corn including both 4lbers.
    Brief description of the session….This was the usual 00:00hrs start for the 1st day of the coarse fishing season and I noticed the odd light from other Ribble anglers with the same intensions. I don’t normally do very well on opening day but today was OK with two decent chub. I’d decided to pick a shallow swim, about 3ft deep, with a decent flow and targeted the chub. It was good to be back on the river.

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    Date:...19/06/09
    Time fished:...21:30hrs to 06:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Overcast and breezy till dusk, started to rain about mid-night and was on and off right up to dawn.
    Water conditions:...Rivercall at 15:15hrs @ NJR 0.25M ANSL and Falling.
    Air temperature:...13.7C dropping to 11C
    Water Temperature:...13.7C
    Bait:...Bread flake, Sweet Corn, Hal Pellet & Curry Paste.
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod Sweet corn with liquidised bread, garlic and sweet corn in feeder, downstream rod halibut pellet and curry paste with PVA bags of pellet and micro pellets.
    Results:...5 Chub (3 over 4lb) and one Barbel 9lb
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...The river looked very much the same as on opening day, except it was overcast and the weather was very unsettled. All the 4lb Chub looked a bit battered and felt quite empty, as did the Barbel. The barbel was OK on release but it just sat on the edge of the flow for a good half hour before drifting off into the main channel. Plenty of bat bites during the night and at dawn I watched two herons fishing on the far bank.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Ribchester area
    Date:...21/06/09
    Time fished:...18:15 to 22:15hrs
    Weather conditions:...dry, mild and light winds
    Water conditions:...Marginally above NSL
    Air temperature:...N/T
    Water Temperature:... N/T
    Bait:...Hemp, Caster and corn
    Method:..Waggler
    Results:...2 barbel, 5 big chub, 2 trout and about 10 chublets
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...Short evening session to kick off the new season. Surprisingly few anglers about. Had a great start with a 4lb barbel 3rd cast and then a chub of 3.5lb minutes later. Had 2 more chub of 4lb and 4.5lb in the first hour, before lots of tiny chub moved in and were attacking the bait on impact, not letting it settle before shelling the double caster. Switched to corn on and off, but just trout taking a fancy with one at 1.5lb. Had a number of small chub 4 to 6oz with one about 1.25lb, before finishing with another 4.5lb chub and a barbel. Plenty of better fish showing, but just lacked the medium size chub that used to nicely fill in the gaps between the bonus fish! Lots of mink about on the far bank too.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Above Preston
    Date:...26/06/09
    Time fished:...21:00hrs to 04:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Light cloud, no wind no moon.
    Water conditions:...Rivercall at 15:15hrs @ NJR 0.13M BNSL and Falling.
    Air temperature:...18.1C dropping to 17.5C
    Water Temperature:...21C
    Bait:...Sweet Corn, Hal Pellet.
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod Sweet corn with liquidised bread, garlic and sweet corn in feeder, downstream rod halibut pellet with small PVA bag of Hal pellets and loose fed Hal pellets.
    Results:...6 Chub to 3lb-10oz and 4 eels, best about 2lb
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...The river was very low and warm. Both rods tapping away all night but most of the chub were small and I was pestered by eels. The four eels all took sweetcorn, which I thought I'd use to avoid them???? Got home at 05:0hrs and had a couple of hours sleep before our Lass and I where on the road up into the Lakes to a wool and felt event/exhibition (our Lasses hobby). By the time we hit the M6 I was away with the fairies, until I shot out of my sleep to pick up my rod which was banging away. This was triggered off when our lass flicked on the indicators to over take. This happened three time before I really dosed off. Never had this happen to me before!

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...by Preston
    Date:...29-30/06/09
    Time fished:...19:00hrs to 09:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Light cloud, no wind,very little rain not enough .
    Water conditions:...very low
    Air temperature:... hot
    Water Temperature:...not taken
    Bait:... Hal Pellet,bread,slug.
    Method:..4 rods, 2upstream rods halibut +bread in margins, 2 downstream rods halibut +slug
    Results:...blank
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...The river was very low and warm.It looks that need some rain to relise the fish from hiding holes.Had one bite and hooked what it felt like a good double fig.barbel and lost it due to hook line snaped.It was my 3rd session on the ribble this year ,no barbel and just had too many eels till i changed the bait.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Above Preston
    Date:...04/07/09
    Time fished:...21:30hrs to 05:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Overcast and showers, some very heavy but short lived, moon low in the sky behind cloud.
    Water conditions:...Rivercall at 16:15hrs @ NJR 0.05M ANSL and Steady.
    Air temperature:...18.1C dropping to 16.1C
    Water Temperature:...18.2C
    Bait:...Sweet Corn, Hal Pellet & Curry Paste.
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod Sweet corn with liquidised bread, hemp and sweet corn in feeder, downstream rod halibut pellet with PVA bag of micro pellets & dry ground bait plus loose fed Hal pellets.
    Results:...5 Chub to 4lb-6oz, one barbel 9lb-3oz and 1 eel.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...The river was very low and warm, however there was just enough rain to put a tinge of colour in the river. Fish spread out over first 5.5 hrs of session last, couple of hours everything went dead. Also lost one decent fish to a badly whipped hook. 3 chub and eel on sweetcorn, 2 chub, including the 4 pounder and the barbel on halibut pellet and paste. The barbell was the same barbel I had two weeks ago but 3oz heavier, same soars around the anal fin, left flank.
    Nothing much happens on these through night session except the usual slug invasion and ten minutes watching a small mouse helping it's self to my sweetcorn. It didn't seem to mind my head lamp.

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    Just playing about copying some Ribble post from old site. This venue report doesn't work like the old site????
    Last edited by cb; 31-01-2012 at 10:52. Reason: changed title

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Ribchester area
    Date:...09/07/09
    Time fished:...19:00 to 22:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...dry but blustery
    Water conditions:...Marginally above NSL and a bit of colour
    Air temperature:...N/T
    Water Temperature:... N/T
    Bait:...Hemp, Caster and corn
    Method:..Waggler
    Results:...3 small barbel, 6 chub to 2lb and an eel & lost one barbel.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...The river was busy so it took me longer to get going than it should as there were people on the pegs on the preferred stretch, so plan b was further down river, and a long walk from the car in waders!
    Very difficult conditions for the waggler as the strong cool wind was making it impossible to present the float well. Had odd bites when the wind dropped, but only got going in the last of my 3 hours, when the wind blew itself out and I got it running through without it being dragged downstream by the firm downstream wind.
    This was an area that's never let me down, but it's never produced any quality fish either. Had conditions been kinder I think it would have been decent with plenty of bites, but the wind is always problematic when it's strong unless you can find a sheltered area that produces the goods.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:…Above Preston
    Date:…10/07/09
    Time fished:…20:30hrs to 01:30hrs
    Weather conditions:…Overcast clearing at dusk when the temp started to drop, big moon coming off full low in the sky, no wind.
    Water conditions:…Rivercall said the river was at 0.33M ANSL and falling but I must have miss heard or it was yesterdays reading. The river was about NSL low and clear.
    Air temperature:…14.9C dropping to 5.4C
    Water Temperature:…17.1C
    Bait:…Bread, sweetcorn, pellet and paste
    Method:… 2 rods, upstream rod Sweetcorn with liquidised bread, hemp and sweetcorn in feeder, downstream rod halibut pellet with PVA bag of micro pellets & dry ground bait plus loose fed Hal pellets.
    Results:…6 Chub all under 4lb, 2 Barbel again both under 4lb and an eel.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:…I was expecting the river to be just about right, however, I must have miss heard the Rivercall readings or they were yesterdays? At the start of the session the river was low and clear, still I thought, at least it’s not bright and sunny, but that also changed at dusk to a clear sky with a big moon just starting to rise. When the moon rose to about 15 degrees above the horizon the bites completely dried up. I’d also not expected the temperature to drop as low as it did and therefore I’d only brought a light weigh fleece and coat and by the time the bites had dried up I was absolutely freezing, so I packed up at 01:30hrs. By the time I’d got back to my van the temp had dropped another degree. If I’d not got so cold, or I’d been better prepared, I’d have sat it out until dawn. However, I couldn’t complain, so long as the bites kept coming there was always the chance of a decent fish!

    Note last week I said that the 9lb-3oz barbel was the same as one I'd caught earlier, but when I looked closely at the photos they were different fish, the markings around the anal vent were the same but a miror image.
    Last edited by john conway (CSG - ACA); 12-07-2009 at 14:55.

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    Default Barbel and chub

    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...above Preston
    Date:...09-10/07/09
    Time fished:...20:00 to 08:00hrs
    Weather conditions:... dry and very slight wind
    Water conditions:...little colour and slightly rising
    Air temperature:...18.2
    Water Temperature:... 16.4
    Bait:...halibut pellet,bread and fish boilie
    Method:..2 rods down and 1up the stream with above +micro pellets in feeder
    Results:...1small barbel at about 4lb, one at 9lb and 1 small chub to 2lb and lost good fish again!All on halibut pellet
    Brief description of the session & remarks:... Lovely session with warm but not too hot whether,specially after 3 previous unproductive hot whether sessions.Little rain day before dragged fish out to start feeding .Shame lost good fish again.

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    Is there a way to link this ribble threads replays to the previous posts from the old site?

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    Default Barbel and chub

    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...above Preston
    Date:...13-14/07/09
    Time fished:...23:00 to 10:00hrs
    Weather conditions:... rain before start fishing,around midnight stopped,some breeze
    Water conditions:...little colour and **** coming down, slightly dropping, then in the morning drastically rising
    Air temperature:...14 at 5:30am dropped more before 5:30
    Water Temperature:... 17.4 at 5:30am
    Bait:...halibut pellet,spam and fish boilie
    Method:..2 rods down and 1up the stream with above +micro pellets in feeder
    Results:...2 barbel at about 3lb and 8lb, 1 small chub I caught barbel on spam and chub on hal pellet. Lost a fish again in the snag!!!!!!!!!!Many snags where I fish and not much space to play fish.I going to have to go stupid with the line strength,20lb or more to see if will be any better.Anybody have a good suggestions for me to not to loose a fish again ?will be appreciated.
    Last edited by Wiktor z Polski/Dr. Wodka; 14-07-2009 at 19:44.

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    Default Corker's Catch

    Section of Fishery or river stretch: Ribble – Above Preston
    Date: 24th June 2009
    Time fished: 18:00 – 23-30
    Weather conditions: Warm, clear, calm and sunny.
    Water conditions: 0.07 ANSL & falling, very clear.
    Air temperature: 25°C
    Water Temperature: Not taken
    Bait: Boilies & paste, Pellet, flake/crust
    Method: 2 rods with cage feeders.
    Results: Leather carp 9lb 4oz, 2 Eels (the usual size…)
    Brief description of the session & remarks: This was my first river trip of the season. It was very warm and there was very little flow on the river. There was someone fishing in the shallow, more oxygenated pegs that I was going to fish, so I settled for deeper swim, but with some flow on the far side. Lots of bites, but many missed. The carp came as a bit of a surprise. As did one of the eels, on a piece of crust bigger than its head.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch: Ribble – Above Preston
    Date: 2nd July 2009
    Time fished: 18:00 – 23-30
    Weather conditions: Hot, clear, calm and sunny.
    Water conditions: NSL & steady, clear.
    Air temperature: 32°C
    Water Temperature: Not taken
    Bait: Boilies & paste, Pellet, crust
    Method: 2 rods with cage feeders.
    Results: 1 chub 3lb 8oz, 1 Eel approx 2lb.
    Brief description of the session & remarks: Again lots of missed bites. The paste wrap on my pellets/boilies was often stripped off without a hook up. I suspected that chub were the culprits. I changed to my lighter rod and fished a popped up crust. Within a few minutes I hooked what felt like a good fish, but lost it as the line broke at the knot, doh! There were loads of bats out providing a brilliant aerial display and often hitting my line.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch: Ribble – Above Preston
    Date: 16th July 2009
    Time fished: 18:00 – 23-00
    Weather conditions: Warm, clear, breezy and sunny.
    Water conditions: 0.23 ANSL & steady (it came up an inch), a nice colour to it.
    Air temperature: 23°C falling to 15°C
    Water Temperature: Not taken
    Bait: Boilies, Pellet, groundbait.
    Method: 2 rods with cage feeders.
    Results: 6 Chub 4 x 3-3.5lb, 1 X 2lb, 1 x 1lb, 3 Barbel 4lb 10oz, 2 x 2lb, Eel (the usual size…)
    Brief description of the session & remarks: Well I hit more bites this time after tweaking my baits and rigs. I still missed lots of bites and lost a couple due to hook pulls. All fish came between 1850 and 2130, then the bites dried up. I couldn’t find the fish after that. All in all, an enjoyable session.
    Last edited by Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC); 17-07-2009 at 14:22.
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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Above Preston
    Date:...18/07/09
    Time fished:...20:00hrs to 05:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Overcast, damp, light breeze, no visible moon.
    Water conditions:...Rivercall at 04:15hrs @ NJR 1.23M ANSL and falling, at 20:00hrs the river was about 0.7M ANSL and falling to about 0.4M by the end of the session.
    Air temperature:...14.6C dropping to 13C
    Water Temperature:...15.3C
    Bait:...Sweet Corn, Hal Pellet & Curry Paste.
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod sweetcorn with liquidised bread, hemp and sweet corn in feeder. Downstream rod halibut pellet with PVA bag of micro pellets & dry ground bait plus loose fed Hal pellets.
    Results:...4 Chub three over 4lb best 5lb, 2 Barbel 7lb-4oz.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...The river was dropping fast with very little debris coming down. The lass on Rivercall said the river was 1.23M below normal summer level, which meant there should have been no water in the river where I was fishing??? Started fishing mid river but half an hour into the session a very big chub rolled right in front of me no more than a rod length out. I baited up this area with hemp and micro pellets and fished it for an hour with no results so returned back to mid river were I eventually picked up the two Barbel. At mid-night the mid river swim died, I persisted for about three hours eventually switching back to the near bank swim I’d earlier baited up with hemp. Shortly after switching back I picked up all four Chub until this swim died at dusk. All the fish came to my upstream rod on sweetcorn. I had a very pleasant walk back to my van, tiered but very pleased with my three 4lb plus Chub.
    PS forgot to mention the three 4lb plus Chub all came to touch legering.
    Last edited by john conway (CSG - ACA); 20-07-2009 at 14:45.

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    Smile barbel, chub,eel and roach

    Section of Fishery or river stretch: Ribble – Above Preston
    Date: 19-20/july
    Time fished: 20:00 – 08:00
    Weather conditions: warm mostly overcast then some clear sky, light wind
    Water conditions: a bit on high level, dropping slowly over night
    Air temperature: not taken
    Water Temperature: Not taken
    Bait:Hal pellet,spam
    Method: 3 rods: 1 up the stream- sleeper rod with 30mm pellet (did nothing), 1 in front and 1 down with micro pellets inside feeder
    Results:7barbel 9lb biggest, 2chub 4lb biggest, 2 Eel approx 2-3lb and 1 nice roach!
    Brief description of the session & remarks:
    4 species of fish in quick overnighter,it never happen to me on ribble before. I sat in new peg with lots of mod all around me. All my gear inc. sleeping bag was covered in it and was very glad I had few fish. The magic double was one thing missing( i`m just getting bit greedy)

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Above Preston
    Date:...24/07/09
    Time fished:...20:30hrs to 05:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Overcast clearing at dusk, no moon.
    Water conditions:...Rivercall at 16:15hrs @ NJR 0.27M ANSL and rising, although the river dropped during session.
    Air temperature:...14.2C dropping to 11.6C
    Water Temperature:...17.2C
    Bait:...Bread Sweetcorn, Hal Pellet & Curry Paste.
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod sweetcorn with liquidised bread, micro pellets and sweet corn in feeder. Downstream rod halibut pellet with PVA bag of micro pellets & dry ground bait plus loose fed Hal pellets.
    Results:...3 Chub best 3lb-13oz, 3 Barbel best 5lb-10oz.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...River looked OK and it turned out to be a pleasant night session after all the heavy rain during the day. The fish came at all times throughout the session and on both upstream and downstream rods with 2 to sweetcorn, 2 to bread and 2 on pellet and paste. At dusk I'd a visit from a rather large mink which looked at me for a short while then turned and wandered off, as much as you are supposed to dislike them they are beautiful creatures.

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    Section of Fishery or river stretch:...Above Preston
    Date:...31/07/09
    Time fished:...21:30hrs to 06:00hrs
    Weather conditions:...Overcast, heavy showers and gusty squalls.
    Water conditions:...Rivercall at 15:15hrs @ NJR 0.28M ANSL and falling.
    Air temperature:...14.1C dropping to 13.1C
    Water Temperature:...15C
    Bait:...Bread, Sweetcorn, Hal Pellet & Curry Paste.
    Method:..2 rods, upstream rod sweetcorn with liquidised bread, micro pellets and sweet corn in feeder. Downstream rod halibut pellet with PVA bag of micro pellets & dry ground bait plus loose fed Hal pellets.
    Results:...2 Chub best 3lb-12oz, 2 Barbel best 8lb.
    Brief description of the session & remarks:...**** day at work which made sitting in the dark, mud, wind and rain seem rather pleasant. The action was very slow with the first fish, a Chub, not coming until 00:15hrs. The 8lb Barbel gave a good account of it’s self, as most Ribble Barbel do of this size, however, waving a big specimen net about in the middle of a gusty squall with the Barbel pulling like hell nearly had me in the river. The long walk back to my van wasn’t too bad considering the weather conditions but I hit some really heavy showers back up in the Dales which soon had the beck’s up here running high again.

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