Tight Lines , Till the next Blog
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.
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 .
Monday, 12 September 2016
Well I was supposed to be going bream fishing on a resovoir but that all changed at the last minute with various things getting in the way off me going,so off to the River for a spot off Barbel fishing yet again,Love them.I arrived at my swim at around 6-30 pm and a change of usual tactics due to it going dark earlier now.I decided to put out 4 good feeders full of my feeder mix on each rod,then rest the swim while I got my hook baits ready.Usual stuff really ,pellet on one,boillie on the other rod.So it was a case of cast another feeder full out on each rod,leave them and hope the fish are drawn up river to my spot.
I had put the fish back and this is where it all went a bit Pete Tong.I had left my hook length I had removed from my first barbel and left it around the bank stick I use for self takes,so I removed a new hook length form my bag and was baiting it up,and I might add looking to my left not watching my rod
And oh my god it nearly flat lined,I hadn't set the clutch correctly,it was now on the floor and in all the commotion I managed to compose my self,fish still on.The barbel had other ideas and took me in a snag,which I can only describe as a boulder,I walked down river to try to slacken the line off and this may I say did the trick,as I was playing it towards the net,my line parted,fish off,I wasn't a happy man I tell ya.I decided to re make the rod,I checked the line and it was all rubbed up,I cut the damaged line and set up again and recast to the same spot.Within 5 minutes of that bait being in the water my rod ripped off and it lasted 40 seconds when the hook pulled ,I thought it was goin to be one of those nights,school boy stuff.Anyway I sat down poured a coffee,checked my hook,it was sharp as hell I recasted to the same spot and sat back reflecting on what the hell was going on.Within 10 minutes I was in again on the same rod,a short fight and another barbel graced the net.
And made the long walk back down river.
Till the Next Time...."........
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Well looking at the weather Friday night seemed the best time to get out.I decided to fish a different stretch in a peg I've fished before ,I set off early to beat the traffic and as I neared Preston there had been an accident.I arrived in my peg around 6 pm and set about casting every 20 mins to get some bait down before dark.I fished pellet and boilie as per usual and once darkness arrived I wasn't going to cast until I'd had a bite.It was a nice evening ,quite warm actually sat in a long sleeve T shirt ,blue skies and little cloud cover.During day light hours I'd had two knocks ,fish were topping and I was looking forward to darkness.At around 9pm the temps dropped,a slight mist on the river and it went really damp,summers over,it's gone to quick if you ask me.I had a slow pull on my pellet rod ,then another has the rod hooped over,fish on.
As the evening progressed and I didn't mention I had toothache,which was rather unpleasant and matched the fishing to be honest.I decided to stay until 11pm and pack up as I was going out of my mind with toothache.I recast both rods again at 10-30 sat back trying to nurse my pain away with a coffee,which wasn't helping but at least warmed me up as it was getting colder now and all of a sudden a slight pull,fish on,thought it was an eel at first,it wasn't .............