Till I blog again,Tight Lines.
Sunday, 4 February 2018
I wasn't going to write this blog but I can come back for future reference if I need too and it is handy to have a Log of that day.I was looking forward to fishing my No 1 perch water and purchased half a pint of reds with the intention to float fish.The weather looked perfect 10 degrees for January and a sw wind it looked damn good.Then I checked out later on in the evening that the No1 water was closed due to a match,I was gutted.Anyway onwards and upwards I decided to go to a new water that's a huge resovoir,still needs work doing,it's only recently been obtained by the club and hasn't been heavily fished for a few years,so where do you start?????. I arrived just after first light armed with just half a pint of maggots and Lobworms.Id seen a peg on a work party that looked perchy and headed there.Nice sunken tree to my left and the dam wall,looked spot on.It was the perfect place to present the float,as the morning wore on I fed little and often,swapped and changed with length of lobs,fed small pieces of lobs,it just wasn't happening.As I fished into the afternoon it got no better.I decided to fish till the light was fading and hope a big un slipped upped.It didn't happen.When I arrived home I was thinking to my self don't take one rod again with you.My Avon rods have Tip sections aswell,if only I had the top section I could of searched the water out in front of me.So I learned from this trip and will be back at some point to search out the stripes.
Sunday, 21 January 2018
On one of my last barbel fishing trips I noticed both of the screws out of the back of my 40lb Flyweights had fell out,could of been worse if they fell apart.I contacted Reuben Heaton on how I could purchase the two screws.I recieved an email asking for my address and they would post out two free of charge.How nice of them to do this for me..............
Tight Lines,Till the next time .
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Today I finally got out after dental work I've had to have done and last weekend was Definately a no hoper.After recent perch trips I've always done better in the afternoon,so I decided to arrive at 11am and fish till dark.Then it all went Pete Tong when I got to the peg,I lost my glasses somehow and also managed to knock my rod rest into the water.After trying to recover my rest of which I didn't was annoying.A trip back to the van to try and find my glasses and get another rod rest of which was a make do buzz bar with some butt grips that belonged to Chris I was finally fishing.Id been fishing about half an hour,struggling to see my float .A bailiff walked past and Asked how I was doing and I explained I'd lost my glasses ,within 2 minutes he found them past my peg,thank god and thank you very much mate.The rain continued to fall till around 1-45pm .I was struggling to get a bite and kept feeding maggots little and often.id taken my Avon rod today and fixed spool reel so I could cast and try an area that's unreachable with the centre pin.The sun made short appearance,it was getting colder and as it was getting near to 3-30 pm I decided to fish directly in front of me a rod length out.I continued to feed maggots little and often and as the light faded,I'd blanked.A frustrating day but was nice to get out after such a long wait.
Till I'm next out bloggers.
Saturday, 30 December 2017
I've enjoyed my fishing this year it's been frustrating at times due to weather and work.As you have probably read over the years I like to fish for various species,My Favourites Are Perch,Pike ,Bream,Tench and carp.I also like to fish the odd match aswell and I don't normally plan out the year ahead but 2018 I might just try it out.I haven't fished for pike now for over 3 years ,basically I lost enthusiasm and turned to perch of which I've thoroughly enjoyed and now have four 2 plussers under my belt.For me fishing isn't a planed out event for me,I go when I can even if the weather isn't on my side,I'm not lucky enough to go with work commitments when conditions are bang on.So next year I hope to split my sessions up and fish some different waters.Ive got my eye on a Big Res for my love of feeder fishing,A new water to try For Carp.Maybe a Return to a Tench/Bream water if I can get on again.
Anyway Tight Lines for 2018 and what remains of 2017 Stay safe....
Thursday, 28 December 2017
Well the dream team were back together today for a Roach Perch Session .The frost was real heavy the night before ,would it prove to be a bite less day.We arrived at the lake,Chris set up in his usual swim fishing his helicopter and maggot feeder ,Me I set up further down fishing Lobworm close in feeding maggots.The wind was cold and the ground pretty frozen from the overnight frost.
Around lunchtime after another heavy hailstone period again I decided enough was enough and decided to move further up past Chris into a more sheltered corner.As morning became afternoon Chris had caught a few skimmers and two Lovely roach,biggest 1lb 8 Oz.
Till the next time or Next year...................
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Well I've not been out since my last perch session due to a bad cold and I also have had an abscess in my mouth ,so more dental work in January.I decided to fish a different lake since my last session in a peg I've fished before .Tactics feeding red mags and lobs on the hook.I arrived at the lake to heavy mist,visibility was poor but as I was fishing close in I could see my float.Temps today were supposed to be 10 degrees,but felt like 4 with the north westerly that was blowing on my back.It would take about 2 hours before I had a small perch.I trimmed down my lob as the float would sail away and there was nothing on,just small perch grabbing the lob.I carried on feeding a few chopped lobs and 5/6 Mags as I was building the swim.Around lunchtime the mist seemed to be clearing,but it wasn't that long before it came back.My next bite produced a better perch ,so at least they were getting bigger.As the day wore on I was cold and believe me I was wrapped up ,as the coffee got lower and the food was gone I was wondering now if anything was goin to come from this swim.It was due to go dark at 4 pm so I decided 3-45 would be pack up time as I had to be home to sort something out.At around 3-25 my float went ,rod bent,pin clicking and I really thought I had a decent perch.As I netted my prize,I smiled it wasn't a monster but well worth the wait.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Well I was really looking forward to my first proper perch session of the winter but first I needed some Lobworms.My usual place I was getting them from you can get them once a fortnight but the last lot I had were Rubbish.So I went online to Willys Worms and ordered them before lunchtime Wednesday and they arrived Thursday afternoon,well packaged and looked top drawer.I decided to take my float rod and pin and ledger rods if the weather was rainy and I'd fish static with alarms.I arrived at the lake and the weather was predicting 7 degrees,North westerly wind and higher air pressure than last Saturday.I opted to float fish and headed to a peg I fancied where there is a slight drop off in the margins.I fed little and often and with little happening apart from the slight drizzle I headed back to the van for a butty and a brew.i went back to the peg and had another 30 minutes.I decided to move and fish another spot.Another nice deep margin spot that in an hour all it produced was a small perch.I decided at 1pm to go back to the morning peg and stick it out till dark or when I couldn't see my float.
I carried on where I left off feeding little and often and a few chopped lobs went in aswell.As the afternoon wore on my float was lifeless,it was cloudy,overcast it looked pretty perfect but seemed I would have to wait and be patient and hope the perch would feed.Good signs were fry jumping to my left and plenty of fish topping.As I sat there mid afternoon I topped up with a few more bits of Lobworms and within a few seconds my float sank I counted to 3 and struck,Fish on ,centrepin clicking,rod bending as it put up a good scrap.It went over the net,it looked good too I was happy my patience had payed off.
Till the next time bloggers,Tight Lines .