Saturday, 19 May 2018

First up best Dressed 19-5-18

Well today the target was Tench,I dropped Julie off at work and headed to a water where you have to wade through Rudd to get at the tench.Tactics Tip Rod,helicopter rig and red maggots and an alternative bait of corn.I arrived at the water to find it packed out,only 2 pegs available and looking at how everyone else was fishing I decided against it.I headed to another water nearby that I've only fished once for perch in winter .I set up and after 30 minutes I'd managed a micro perch and loads of Canadian pond weed .After a few casts I found a clear spot and started catching some lovely crucian said and another perch .I missed a lot of bites on the tip and upped the maggots to 3 and the hooking was catching me a few more crucians.The bites dried up so I fished corn on the float rod and was getting a lots of sail away bites and nothing to show.The next dip of the float was a lovely Tinca,only small.I managed a couple more tench both to maggots .As the day wore on it was getting warmer and mid afternoon I packed up.Not really the days fishing I planned for,but was nice to get out.
Biggest crucian off the day.Ferocious bites as well.Till the next time bloggers ,Tight Lines.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Breaking Surface Match Bradshaws Fishery Lake 4 12 May 2018

Seems like forever since I've been out and yes I'm on another match at Bradshaws Fishery in Bolton on Lake 4 .Draw at 9 Fish 10-3 .Todays methods were Tip Rod,Pellet waggler and I set my pole up but didn't end up fishing it.As usual I started on the tip rod,Micros and wafters hookbaits .I managed in the first hour 1 carp ,Roach and an Ide.Id drawn Peg 31 and the angler next to me was fishing the waggler on Peg 30, So I switched and started to catch,But it was slow,I'm not the greatest at the waggler but was managing another ide and a few carp.At around 1-30 I'd noticed the fish had switched off and I went back on the tip rod and what a good decision as the fish were responding and I was catching steady .
I switched to yellow band ums and was catching quite steady.The angler next to me was still doing well on the waggler ,I was catching larger carp but not the numbers he had.The weather was lovely today nice in the sunshine with a light breeze flowing down the lake.I managed a few more carp and a skimmer,another ide and was building a good weight.As the match was coming to an end I knew I hadn't done enough,but an enjoyable day and a decent weight considering .
1st place 79lb
2 place 59lb
3 place 57lb
I finished 6th with 42.3 lb
Eddie finished with 26.3lb from a snaggy swim.Anyways here's a few pics from the day.

The winner next to me.
Eddie in the distance on Peg 12.
Tight Lines bloggers,Till the next time.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Match at Jimmys Water 22-4-18

Well I'm back and it see,s such a long time since I was last out in January .The weather and me working at home has been the main factor why I havnt been fishing.So today would see a club match at Jimmys water next to Risley Prison.I opted to fish the feeder and the pole.
An island in the middle of the 20 Peg lake.I was in peg 6 so I was facing the island.My game plan was to fish the feeder to the island for the first hour then switch to the pole.My first bit of bad luck for the day was no umbrella,then the rain arrived and seemed to last quite a while .

The first burst of rain lasted about 45 minutes then I went on the pole fishing castors and wasn't long before I had a nice common carp,then it went dead and the rain came back.I chopped and changed between pole and feeder and thankfully when the rain stopped and it cleared up it was nice.The angler next to me had switched to the pellet waggler and after he'd had 3 carp I realised they were up in the water near the island and I realised why I was getting liners.Wish I'd took mine of which I always do,but not today .
Eddie left in the picture had a tiny carp and from what I could see nothing was happening for him either.I kept feeding my swim to the left all afternoon but when I tried it was devoid of fish and time was running out.The Match ended and 1st place 31-04 lb and 2nd 31 lb and that was the angler next to me on the waggler.So it was good to be back out ,Apart from I broke my no5 section,a tip section off my tip rod and got squashed in its tube,I also lost the rubber cap that holds my landing net together
Talk about being clumsy ,wasn't meant to be.
Plenty of liners but nothing else.Till the next time bloggers ................

Sunday, 4 February 2018

28-1-18 New Perch Water

I wasn't going to write this blog but I can come back for future reference if I need too and it is handy to have a Log of that day.I was looking forward to fishing my No 1 perch water and purchased half a pint of reds with the intention to float fish.The weather looked perfect 10 degrees for January and a sw wind it looked damn good.Then I checked out later on in the evening that the No1 water was closed due to a match,I was gutted.Anyway onwards and upwards I decided to go to a new water that's a huge resovoir,still needs work doing,it's only recently been obtained by the club and hasn't been heavily fished for a few years,so where do you start?????. I arrived just after first light armed with just half a pint of maggots and Lobworms.Id seen a peg on a work party that looked perchy and headed there.Nice sunken tree to my left and the dam wall,looked spot on.It was the perfect place to present the float,as the morning wore on I fed little and often,swapped and changed with length of lobs,fed small pieces of lobs,it just wasn't happening.As I fished into the afternoon it got no better.I decided to fish till the light was fading and hope a big un slipped upped.It didn't happen.When I arrived home I was thinking to my self don't take one rod again with you.My Avon rods have Tip sections aswell,if only I had the top section I could of searched the water out in front of me.So I learned from this trip and will be back at some point to search out the stripes.
Till I blog again,Tight Lines.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Reuben Heaton Scales 21-1-17

On one of my last barbel fishing trips I noticed both of the screws out of the back of my 40lb Flyweights had fell out,could of been worse if they fell apart.I contacted Reuben Heaton on how I could purchase the two screws.I recieved an email asking for my address and they would post out two free of charge.How nice of them to do this for me..............
Thanks Cathryn,screws now fitted and maybe some more PB,S this year.
Tight Lines,Till the next time .

Saturday, 20 January 2018

First session of 2018

Today I finally got out after dental work I've had to have done and last weekend was Definately a no hoper.After recent perch trips I've always done better in the afternoon,so I decided to arrive at 11am and fish till dark.Then it all went Pete Tong when I got to the peg,I lost my glasses somehow and also managed to knock my rod rest into the water.After trying to recover my rest of which I didn't was annoying.A trip back to the van to try and find my glasses and get another rod rest of which was a make do buzz bar with some butt grips that belonged to Chris I was finally fishing.Id been fishing about half an hour,struggling to see my float .A bailiff walked past and Asked how I was doing and I explained I'd lost my glasses ,within 2 minutes he found them past my peg,thank god and thank you very much mate.The rain continued to fall till around 1-45pm .I was struggling to get a bite and kept feeding maggots little and taken my Avon rod today and fixed spool reel so I could cast and try an area that's unreachable with the centre pin.The sun made short appearance,it was getting colder and as it was getting near to 3-30 pm I decided to fish directly in front of me a rod length out.I continued to feed maggots little and often and as the light faded,I'd blanked.A frustrating day but was nice to get out after such a long wait.
Till I'm next out bloggers.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

End of the year 2017

I've enjoyed my fishing this year it's been frustrating at times due to weather and work.As you have probably read over the years I like to fish for various species,My Favourites Are Perch,Pike ,Bream,Tench and carp.I also like to fish the odd match aswell and I don't normally plan out the year ahead but 2018 I might just try it out.I haven't fished for pike now for over 3 years ,basically I lost enthusiasm and turned to perch of which I've thoroughly enjoyed and now have four 2 plussers under my belt.For me fishing isn't a planed out event for me,I go when I can even if the weather isn't on my side,I'm  not lucky enough to go with work commitments when conditions are bang on.So next year I hope to split my sessions up and fish some different waters.Ive got my eye on a Big Res for my love of feeder fishing,A new water to try For Carp.Maybe a Return to a Tench/Bream water if I can get on again.

An Old Picture,Chris said I should do a Rod Pod Blog,Maybe.
Anyway Tight Lines for 2018 and what remains of 2017 Stay safe....