Tight Lines Till the next time
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Well I havnt fished since the 28th October a week after the death of my mum.I fished the ribble 7 days after her death and managed 1 Barbel .I have just lost all enthusiasm at the moment .My mum meant the world to me and now I feel as though my world has come crashing down in front of me.I am hoping to get out again in 2017, but when who knows.So have a great what's left of 2016 and new PB,s in 2017.
Monday, 17 October 2016
An afternoon nap saw me late setting off for the river.A pit stop for diesel,a sandwich and Choclate saw me pushing it too arrive before dark.I had two stretches in mind,I chose Plan B.Upon arrival at the river I had 25 minutes to get my peg,set up and cast out.The river was still low and clear and I decided to fish pva bag ,instead of crashing a feeder out there.Both rods would be pellet/paste hook baits .One rod half way,the othe upstream.It was a mild evening,lots of cloud cover and a full moon.I got both rods out and poured a coffee.The rods had only been in 15 minutes before my left hand rod slammed over a nice chub graced my net.I recast and sat back and it was over again,this time the fish came off,it felt like a chub.My next bite was a big pull,fish on.First Barbel off the evening in the net,resting for a picture.
As the moon settled down stream behind cloud cover ,my rod hooped over again for no 2 chub,similar size to the last,can't complain.It went quiet now for about 40 minutes,then my upstream rod was off and a good scrap and barbel no2 was in the net,it had a strange lump and tail damage from an otter.
It wasn't long after the barbel I was in again and no 4 chub,biggest off the night,Hit the net .
Not long after my right hand rod was of ,a small chub again.What a great nights fishing.I lost 2,Had 5 chub and 3 barbel.Hoping to get out again before the leaves fall .You can't grumble for weather like this for October.
Till the next time.Tight Lines .
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Sunday 2 October 2016
I headed up to the river to fish a different stretch.Upon arrival the level looked spot on as I headed towards my Peg.Plan off action was feeders and pellet hook baits.I got set up in clear blue skies with quite warm sunshine,I cast my first rod middle off the river and my other downstream of it,feeders packed with crushed pellet and hemp.From the off I was getting twitches and short pulls,probably chub but at least there was fish there.As darkness was nearing I decided to recast both rods,I re cast to the middle off the river with my right hand rod and when I went to reel my left hand rod in I was snagged,I walked up and down trying to free the feeder,I know had to pull for a break of which I don't like leaving end tackle ,but no choice.As hard as I tried to pull my clutch wouldn't tighten up,so I had to grab hold of the spool.After sitting down and trying to figure out what was up,I decide I had no choice but to retire the rod and fish on with one rod.I couldn't believe the temperature drop come 7-30 pm it must off been 7-8 degrees now,it was cold .At around 8 pm I had my first proper pull,fish on.
A nice barbel which believe it or not fell to a change off hook bait ( Boilie).As the evening wore on with out any more twitches or pulls I called it a day at 10pm.My feet were toasty in my new bogs,but layers wise I was cold.So I packed up and headed home.
Saturday 8 October 2016
So still having the barbel bug I headed up the motorway to a different stretch off river I've not fished for a while.Tonght would see completely different tactics.PVA Bags and pellets wrapped in paste would be
My plan off attack.Arriving in my peg the river was low and clear,plenty of cloud cover and a lot milder than last week. My Left hand rod was getting all the twitches and pulls early doors.I would have to wait just under an hour for my first bite,my right hand rod pulled,then pulled again,so I hit it.fish on.
Till the next time Bloggers.
Friday, 7 October 2016
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Add one egg to a bait tub and whisk.
Once mixed in with the egg .
Till I'm out next Bloggers Tight Lines .
Sunday, 25 September 2016
After buying my first pair of Bogs 4 years ago I was due a new pair. I bought mine in Michigan USA .So online to find a stockist in the uk that sell them and I settled on the Classic High style, these have a support arch, neoprene like my others and good to -40 degrees, now I have been in Canada and the states in sub zero temps of which these boots were probably aimed at, and the last 4 winters here they have kept my feet warm and toasty . They are more of a winter boot but in the summer they are fine with the right socks.
Tight Lines , Till the next Blog
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Well it's been on the cards for a while a trip to Lymn Dam with Eddie for a days fishing the feeder.
Eddie would be fishing a method feeder and boilie hook baits and pellet , and me old school cage feeder, maggots, dead maggots, castors ,worm and corn would be my hook baits .
Till the Next Time .
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Yesterday I decided to visit Jumbles for a days fishing on the tip rod.I decided to fish a swim called the pylon peg ,we used to fish years ago for pike.I started off casting 10 feeders full of Groundbait , maggot , corn and pellet out to my spot.
Tight Lines , Till I'm out again.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Just a few more shots I've took on my phone whilst waiting for a bite on the River.
coated line , lower diameter than subline, still in 12lb.Colour doesn't put me off , let's see how it performs .
Till The Next Time .