Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Looking Back at 2015

Well where do I start,I've varied my fishing again this year from Carp on the canal too a not so good 
River season.My Perch campaign hasn't seen any bigger perch than 1-4 but I've really enjoyed it
And will carry on till March .Now Chris has done well with his roach fishing especially the cracker he
Scored on the river to the ones he's been catching of late to 1.9 lb and I'm sure that 2 will come before
I don't see him for months as he rides that damn motorbike Ha Ha (sorry Chris).
A sweet catch in a new area.
My favourite considering I'd put time in on this area.
My first Barbel of the season 9.5
My best of 3 barbel that night 10.4 my first Double.
Well as we approach 2016 I'd like to wish all bloggers a happy new year and hope it's full
Of great memories.
Tight Lines see ya next year .

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Blustery Day 28-12-15

So myself and Chris headed to our no 1 water In search of big roach 
And perch.Chris occupied the first peg under his bivvy roach carpin
Style where as I sat on my chair getting in the xmas spirit.
 It would be 9-15 and my first positive bite , a Roach.
Chris was catching slowly with a few bream , then at 10am I had my first perch.
I was now hoping for a feeding frenzy as 
They usually feed up till lunch.
It didn't happen as my bobbin never moved .Chris was now catching a few roach to over a pound but this north easterly was putting the fish off definitely in my swim .
Still overcast and the perch were not playing, small fish were messing with my lobs and it was 1pm and I was hoping for a feeding spell as the wind changed and things were looking more positive.Chris was catching slowly again , but waiting over an hour without a bite.
3-30 pm and I was getting more indications, was it going to happen before dark , it didn't .It was a hard days fishing , Chris had 4 roach over s pond and s few bream to 3 lb , well done .
Till the next time .

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Float & Feeder 23 -12-15

A Great Roach from Chris from a couple of sessions ago,Glad your feeling better Mate.
Perch from my last session.
Todays session would see me fish two methods for a change rather than sit behind Alarms.
I would fish the float feeding maggot little and often and feeder after 12 for a few hours then
Back to the float rod till dark .I started of in a different swim further down the lake next to a
Sunken tree,trickling maggots over the float which I fished half a Lob.
There was a lot of ripple on the water
 and at times it was difficult to see any bites.
It took nearly two hours to get my first bite,a small perch.It would be 11am when my first real bite and after putting up a short fight this a Perch hit the net.
1.3 lb worth waiting for .
Chris turned up at lunch just as I was setting my feeder rod up,Small maggot feeder fished helicopter.
Chris was struggling early on and I'd had a couple of lovely roach and a Skimmer
Then Chris started to get bites but they all bumped off.By now I'd netted a Gudgeon and a couple more Roach.

Chris was steadily catching now and seemed to have a pike snatch a fish and put a bend in his rod.
At 3pm I went back on the float hoping to land another perch or two,as the light faded it looked like it wasn't going to
and it didn't .
Tight lines Bloggers and Merry Christmas from 777

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Maybe Time To Move On . 20-12-15

Well with Chris not well I was off to No 1 
Water.I knew where I was going to fish
With usual tactics ledger rods in the morning, then around lunchtime float fish.
it was around 8-30 I was getting lots of indications and at around 9-30 I had my first perch of around a 1 LB.
At 10 am it went all Pete tong I had a single bleep then my bobbin shot up fish on, I'd left my net on the other side of my pod and I was trying to get it and it came off, Wasn't chuffed .
I went on the float rod for an hour and only managed an Tommy Ruffe.
Like big Lob these Tommy,s
It was fairly overcast for most of the day and the sun shone briefly .It was getting 
Difficult to present the float in the chop of water so I went back on the ledger rods.
I managed another bite at 2-30 but it came off .I stayed till dark without a bite 
And packed up as the rain stopped . 
I will update pics in the next blog. I'm not 100 percent convinced this water will produce and fancy trying elsewhere
Till the next time .

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Bitterly Cold 13 December 15

Back out on our no 1 water myself and Chris were out again for Perch & Roach.
I still havnt got any Lobs so today would
See me fish a worm maggot cocktail on
the float rod and a Prawn on the ledger
As usual Chris was catching from the start with lovely roach and some nice bream.I was struggling on the float
Very finicky bites that would see me catch only 3 small perch, Chris had managed a few Roach to a pound.
At lunchtime I put the float rod away and fished my other ledger rod with worm and maggot cocktail, this would see me catch another perch, but not of any size.
It was an overcast day with drizzle in the afternoon and a very cold wind.Chris maintained his catching throughout 
The day until it slowed down,my prawn rod remained untouched all day.Chris managed late on to catch a 1-9 Roach
Well done sir.
It was just one of those days I think the bigger perch were chasing fry instead of feeding .Im also beginning to doubt if there is any bigger perch in here.

Not massive but on a cold day you can't complain.Hopefully come this weekend with temps rising and Lobs in my possession I can tempt the bigger Perch.
Till the next time .

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Maggot & castor 6-12-15

Well with No1 water being closed I ventured out too a new water I hadn't fished before.Upon arrival I chose a swim
One rod close in, one rod cast to a feature.Wasnt long before the heavens opened ,I'd left the umbrella in the van 
I nipped and got it and it was an hour before it cleared up .Now the bad part
Most off my lobs were dead but I managed to salvage a few , which I may add were not enough for a full day.After sitting it out till 12, with a few false beeps and pulls I decided to drop in the swim next door and float fish, this is where the maggots and castors came into play.
I could of kicked myself as I'd forgotten to fetch the prawns, which I was going to try out.As the rest off the day went by I managed 5 Rudd and 5 perch, nothing off any size.There was plenty off bigger perch smashing fry throughout the day.
not a good day really, forgotten bait
Dead lobs, thank god for the maggots & Castors.Till the next time Bloggers.