Monday, 30 November 2015

Stormy Sunday 29-11-15


So with the weather forecasted to be rain and 50 MPH winds and the only day to get out fishing me and Chris headed back to our No 1 water with Perch and roach in mind.
We both got set up and Chris was catching roach from the off, the odd shower came and went but the wind was blustery at times and looked like it was in for the day as predicted .My day wasn't going so well a branch fell and wiped my rod out and Chris was catching well.
It would be 11-30 before my first perch hit the net.
Not massive but a welcome bite.
Chris was getting a mixed bag now off roach and skimmers.
As the morning came and went Chris had caught 4 roach between 1 lb 3 & 1 lb 6.

1lb 3.
Then disaster struck my brolly shelter had the pegs ripped out, so after tidying the mess up I joined Chris in his swim and got under his Bivvy.Chris was catching more roach , then a 1 Lb 7 hit the net, 5 over a pound , what a session.At about 3 pm Chris had his sixth roach and his biggest 1 lb 9 and it was a cracker.
Well done to Chris an awesome session mate really pleased for you.Wont be long before that magic
2 lb roach hits the net.
Tight lines,Till the next time .

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Turning colder 22-11-15

Well after last weeks blank on a different water,me and Chris were back on our usual water.We chose our pegs and Chris was fishing the slider for roach and I was fishing two rods with Lobs .
The morning started off with some light drizzle and a nip in the air.
It was starting to brighten up and soon the sun came out and warmed us up.The perch were having a feeding frenzy early doors , I was getting indications and nothing positive.Chris was struggling in his peg.At about 12-30 I decided to reel in my margin rod and get the float rod out.
I was getting fry shy timid bites and missed a few.Typical you look away and the float dips.Finally my float sailed away.
Not massive but very welcome on a tough day where bites were few and far finicky than usual.
Chris struggled today, this water tends to switch off as it gets colder.
In the afternoon the temperature dropped and it was cold, we stayed half hour into dark .This water is far more difficult for perch, my PB came from here last year 
And I don't doubt there's a few more in this water, but not in big numbers.Looks like a switch back to the other water next week or maybe a chub session . Till the next time, temps rising again during the week and more rain to come, so next weekend could see us on a river or Stillwater .

Sunday, 8 November 2015

New Perch Water 8-11-15

My Tench I caught on the previous Blog.
So today I would be on my own as Chris was watching the Rugby (Boring ).Anyway I had to fish a new water due to my other water being closed.I managed to get set up and back under the shelter as the first downpour came down.I decided to fish this water in a similar style,one rod close the other just 3 rod lengths out.As the morning came to a close,not a beep,I was trickling maggots in every 20 minutes.
Then an unexpected visitor from nowhere,how's it going he said ,oh here we go I thought,after a brief chat that I was wasting my time fishing for perch as there all dead and there's only small ones in here,your best elsewhere.I quickly changed the subject and he went on his way and I could get on with my fishing.Heard it all before,seems funny I walked the water and had seen Big Perch hammering Fry,so either he was trying to put me off ,well he hasn't.
At 2 pm I decided to move the rods and fish down the edge.At 2-30 my bobbin rose steadily and stopped,cmon I thought,then nothing.My only action of a tough day and I got soaked packing up.
Will I be back,well I won't be put off.
Tight lines bloggers,Till the Next Time.

Thursday, 5 November 2015


Today saw myself and Chris get out together , it's been a while.Chris mentioned about fishing two different waters , so the plan was pack up at 12 and head to water No2.
The morning started off well for Chris catching a steady amount of Bream to Just over 4 LB. I wasn't fairing so good so when Chris had both rods go at once I was over to assist.
Chris with a nice Bream.
My capture on Chris other rod.
As the morning progressed I managed my first perch, followed by a smaller perch.
The morning was bright and warm, Chris was catching all morning, I suggested we stay but Chris said let's stick to our plan .
When we arrived there was lots of activity in my swim, bobbins were twitching, I had few false pulls , either by smaller fish or I was done over by a Perch.
By early afternoon the temp rose and it was quite warm but overcast.Chris was still catching and even tho I was trickling the maggots in, no joy.
Then as the light level dropped , a slow rise on the bobbin and fish on, I thought if was a decent perch till it hit the net.
It was a tench , only small but was surprised.No further action as we fished into dark, Till the next Time .