Saturday, 22 June 2019

Feeder Fishing Part 3 22-6-19

Today I decided to fish the other lodge and upon arrival it was Bivvy  city so I decided to fish the opposite Bank.I clipped up at approx 50 yards and put out 7 Feeder fulls .Time to cast out every 10.  -15 minutes .There was a slight breeze blowing into the bank but it was getting very hot sat there waiting for the fish to turn up.After 3 hours bite less I decided to put another swim in at 30 yards and see what happened .I was swapping between maggot and corn maggot cocktail as bait on the Hook.
On the Tray today was sweet corn , maggot , micros and hemp plus the usual 50/50 groundbait mix.
I started to catch on the short line taking 2 perch , 3 roach and a skimmer .So I decided to go back on the long line and see if the bream were there, I took two 3 lb plus bream in quick succession of which this prompted me to pack up and leave as I was tired from the heat , so I packed up and left. Tight lines bloggers , an unusual mouth on the bream I’m picture .

Monday, 10 June 2019

Feeder Fishing Part 2 .9 June

Well I decided to have another feeder session at the same water as last time ,same approach but different peg.When I arrived it was nice and warm considering the weather lately with a wind blowing into my swim.Clipped up at around 40 yards , I fed 8 feeders of groundbait and pellet.
The bait tray fully loaded with goodies. I managed 1 perch and 2 roach and the bites were slow during the morning .At around 12-30 after sitting it
Out I decided to move and try my luck in another swim hoping the bream would turn up and feed but the bright skies were not helping the fishing .

After over two hours of nothing to show for my efforts I decided to leave as I had things to do.Nice to be back on the bank and with the river season coming I’m excited.
Tight lines, see ya soon bloggers .

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Feeder Fishing 25-5-2019

well it’s been a long time since I blogged.Due to work and aches and pain I was looking forward
To having a rest and enjoy my break.The day before I was due to leave I had an heart attack,I’m fully recovered now and glad to be alive.
Today’s session would see me goin for a bream  session on the feeder on a local water ,wow I’ve missed fishing . Tactics, worm, maggot , caster and pellet , with a dark mix and sweet mix ground bait mixed together .
The Bait tray fully loaded with Goodies.I put out 8 feeder fulls and then changed over feeder to the Preson window feeder.Wasnt long before the first pull and a cracking sized bream hit the net .

It was a great start followed by a smaller bream.The conditions changed from a bright sky to overcast conditions with a nice chop.I carried on casting on the long line but with no bites coming I switched to a shorter line.
The mix with the two window feeders I used .Next bite was a cracking tench which fell to castor maggot hookbait.

I took 4 more bream which ended my session as the fish now weren’t playing , so I packed up and went home, Not a great session but good to be back .
Tight Lines .

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Blustery Day in Pursuit of Perch Part Two. 13-1-19

My self and Chris headed back for another perch session today.The forecast was 40 mph winds and the odd shower during the day.We arrived at the lake and had a look at an area we hadn't fished before,only trouble it was getting battered by the wind so we decided to fish the opposite side with the wind blowing of our backs.Chris set up in the same peg as last week and I settled in  a peg further round the lake.With it being windy today would see both rods on alarms for me,it was to windy to present a float .First job get the oval up and get set up.Plenty of chop on the water and grey sky's it looked good for a bite.
Both rods were set up with maggot feeders and lobworm hookbaits.Id be filling the feeders with chopped worm and red maggots and casting ever 30 minutes to get some bait and scent down.During the morning I'd had a few pulls ,plucks and drop backs ,but no fish.Chris had caught a small perch in his peg.After lunch I decided to recast to another area hoping to try and temp this elusive perch.Not long after 1 pm I saw Chris net a fish and he text me to say it was just over a pound.
So at least Chris was off the mark .
I reeled in chopped some more worm,put fresh lobs on and recast,wasn't long before another couple of drop backs.As we rolled into mid afternoon the rain came down and as soon as it stopped another couple of indications,but no Perch.Once 3-30 pm had come round we were in the lap of the fish gods as I've never caught perch after then,time to chop some more worm .
At around 4-14 I'd had another drop back and by now the wind was up again and dark was coming real fast.We packed up at around 4-40 it had turned colder by now and blustery.All my efforts today and no fish.Well done to Chris .

Till the next time ,Tight Lines Bloggers .

Monday, 7 January 2019

Perch session 6-1-19

Chris had said to me the week before he fancied a perch session and it's a fish he had not really targeted before.So Plans were made he ordered some Lobworms and  I passed on a few pointers to him and off we went.The peg Chris was in I'd had some good success so I said to him you take that peg and I will try another area.My chosen peg was a spot I'd pole fished a while back and had some good sport,also it looked a great ambush point with the overhanging tree and branches touching the water.My attack was my 13 foot float rod,maggots(Reds) and big juicy Lobs courtesy of Chris.The depth next to the tree was roughly 6 foot .
My set up fishing right next to the overhanging branch.The day was lovely and overcast about 7 degrees but felt a touch colder,the mist rolled in about 8-30 and stayed for a couple of hours before it lifted,the water was flat calm .The thing is with this water it can be late afternoon or just before dark before anything happens,and even though we arrived at first light I said to Chris it isn't a morning water at all and patience is the key,feed them and they will come.As the morning wore on I saw Chris have a few dropped runs on his alarm rod and a while later he said his float went and he missed the bite.
I've tried prawns on this particular water with no success ,Lobs are King Here in the Land of big Perch I told Chris .As the day wore on we saw some drizzle and at one point I thought the sun might burn through the clouds but glad it stayed overcast.I was working hard in my peg feeding little and often but by mid afternoon I had nothing to show for my efforts.I considered moving to another area I fancied but I think overall they weren't playing today and the only chance now was as the light faded .At around 4pm I saw Chris net a Perch,not a sergeant but it was a catch and he hadn't blanked .
Not a great picture but a 1lb perch and it's a start.I fished till I could not see my float and nothing for me.It was an enjoyable session and we will be back.
Till we're out again .Tight Lines .

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

New Pike Water 2-1-2019

Well I would like to wish everyone that reads my blog a happy new 2019 and hope you get the fish of your dreams this year.So today me and Chris headed out to a lake where pike fishing wasn't allowed,but as 1 Jan 2019 it was.We decided to fish there today.Upon arrival at the lake there was a few other pike anglers there,now don't get me wrong I expected it might be busy and believe it was on new year day,but it's not my bag and wish we hadn't tried it out so soon.Ive been laid up over Xmas with a bad back for 4 days ,so it was a case of being wrapped up with a slight over night frost.We set up and I decided to fish a float on the other side of a tree in the margin.Chris was fishing a float and an alarm set up.As the morning came to an end I put another rod out,there were so many lines in the water and I thought I'd only fish one rod early doors.We saw 3 jacks come out on the opposite bank but nothing down the shallow end.I spoke to a regular who said quite a few pike came out yesterday but nothing big,so hope of a biggie could be on the cards.As the day wore on conditions looked better as the temps rose.We both fished into dark and with nothing to show for our efforts we packed up.
A close up of my Pencil float.
On one of our trips we met mike who had a light lure set up,he let us have a few casts as he'd caught quite a few pike further down from us.Chris nailed this little fella 3rd cast.A really nice angler,Thanks.
Any way tight lines,until I'm out or were out next,Maybe a Perch session .