Decided to investigate another section of the river,some great swims.River was still low with a bit of colour.Dropped into a nice swim with a good flow,wasnt long before my first bite,hit into a solid fish,then all of a sudden im locked up,i was in some snag,tried moving up river to release it,no chance.After a while i pulled for a break,time to move.Dropped into a swim further up and wasnt long before i was into my first fish,didnt really fight hard,glad to net her,rest her then pictures.Didnt weigh the fish,put her back and moved again.I had a small chub late on,thought the bites would come into darkness,but nothing.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Well had a day off so me and lee went down the river.Conditions were warm and sunny,not too hot,just nice with a breeze.As we approached the river it was low,with a bit of colour.Decided to walk up to the first bridge and fish there.Usual tactics for me,feeder on one,lead an pva bag on the other rod.Lee had two nice chub on meat,something i havnt tried.We move down to Pebble Beach,Lee had a nice eel and me a chub,time for another swim before home,mine produced nothing,Lee had a barbel in his swim.A great day and as usual good company,till the next time....................................
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Last night after work decided to go to the river with my mate lee.we got there just after 5 and there was quite a few on,we dropped in two swims.after just over an hour we moved.After about 30mins lee had a take which snapped him,damn bedrock.it had just started goin dark when my bite came,the fish fought really well,rested in net,weighed ,quick photo and put her back,5 lb.Had a chub later on,but that was it,11pm and we were off,always have a good laugh with lee ...........................
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Arrived at the river today at 7-15am,i made my way to my swim ,set up and was fishing by 8.As usual cage feeder and lead with pva bag.After an hour and a half i packed up and moved about 200 yards up river.I fished in this spot for an hour,then moved again.The river was lower than it was last week and with bright and sunny conditions wernt helping me locate any fish.A change of tactics pellet wise,decided to fish to 8mm pellets on both rods.This paid of a short time later,which turned out to be my only fish off the day,was pleased though.
Friday, 20 July 2012
I came across a website called Cage Feeders.com.I wanted some heavy duty feeders for the river.I rang Andrew who makes them and enquired the cost plus delivery,he told me he had run his stock down and would be away.I told him i wasnt in a rush so told him i would wait,then out of the blue he said he had some weight and could do them that night and post them out next day.Well they arrived today,they are stunning and as the pictures on his website,im well chuffed..........................................
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Where i was working today,i nipped out for lunch and as the road was a dead end,i drove to bottom of road to turn round and spotted this lovely looking stretch of canal.i quickly parked up and went for a walk.i noticed another access from the street further down with parking and a short walk to some steps which take you on the other side of the canal,looks real pikey,roll on october..............................
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Well another early start this morning,left home at 5-15 am,arrived at the river for 6-00am.The sun was low in the sky as i walked across the field,i settled to start in a swim i have had fish before.Two rods,one feeder the other lead,the feeder mix was a fishmeal based groundbait with 4 and 8mm pellets,both hook baits were pellet.I made some paste on thursday to try out,both rods were cast out and the wait began,plenty of trout jumping and fish showing.My first bite was a trout,quickly un hooked and put back.after spending what seemed ages i packed up my right hand rod up,then all of a sudden my left hand rod went,i was into a good fish,then allof a sudden felt as though fish had snagged me then bang,snapped .I reeled in to find my hook length had snapped below the swivel,must have caught some bedrock.Packed up that rod and went for a long walk to look for another swim.Finally set up another swim,seemed like ages then my first take,a nice whisker of 5lb 8.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The Total amount raised was £1153.00.The amount beats last years by £500.A lot of hard work was put into organising this event and many thanks goes out to all the Anglers who took time out to raise sponsor money and also buy raffle tickets.The only sour note was 4 anglers who didnt turn up for the event who had paid deposits,which of course is non-refundable,never made the effort to contribute sponsor money,which they new when they entered,also out of 24 anglers that took part,3 havnt paid there moneys either.I hate chasing people for money,the reality is ,you wont take part in any further events.
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED WAS £1153
WELL DONE TO ALL THAT TOOK THE TIME TO FISH AND RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE
Saturday, 7 July 2012
With all this rain we have been having lately,i knew it would affect the levels of the river.Ive had a stressful week at work and with my barbel gear ready to go ,opted for the river rather than go tench fishing.I arrived at the river at 6am,the mist was rolling and the sun was low in the sky but warm.I made my way to a swim i fancied ,looked down and carried on,could see a rod below all the bank vegetation,damn it.I decided to fish the top end just off the bend.I set up one rod and poured myself a coffee,the river had at least 2-3 feet on it and was pacey.After my brew i put the other rod in and at just after 7am,had my first take,felt a good fish,i had to move up the bank to get the fish under control,slipped and nearly went in ,thank fully grabbed the banks side vegetation and composed my self,netted the fish.A new PB 8 LB 8 i was well chuffed.I went back to fishing one rod.Later in the morning i moved back up river and tried another peg i have had success in and lost my first lead,time for a move,to the tree peg,enough room for one rod and a cool place to sit.I kept trickling 4mm pellets into the flow ,then had my second take,this girl put up a hell of a scrap,picture taken,didnt weigh her,put her back,then moved back to where i started.The river was really coloured up now and dropping,i had a trout later on and decided i had had enough,Hometime.