Best dace of our lives
James Robbins samples the sport on the River Ribble
WHEN the winter days are at their shortest and coldest, it’s all too easy to assume that fish might be reluctant to feed. However, provided the conditions are settled, a number of species – dace in particular – will respond well to a hookbait. That’s the sentiment occupying the mind of James Robbins as he pushes his tacklebox trolley through the frosty grass towards a swim on Lancashire’s River Ribble recommended to h...
FLAMER IV MISSION ACCOMPLISHED REPORT AND PICTURE
Andy Collings landed his Personal Best Undulate Ray weighing 17Ib 5oz while fishing anchored on a bank aboard FLAMER IV. Andy was using a 20Ib class rod with a Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hook penell rig baited with Ammo Squid and Mackerel cocktail. The Ray was released alive. Andy also caught two other Personal Best on the same trip which were a 4Ib 12oz Spotted Ray and a 10Ib 12oz Bull Huss.
John Billett landed his Personal Best Bull Huss weighing 15Ib 9oz while fishing anc...
Bait Preparation.......Danny Boorer
Hi there I have decided to write a blog about some small bits of preparation that I tend to do before I head out on the bank, I think to many of us are lazy in terms of preparing bait before we venture out, and its only down to your imagination what you can do with some brilliant products from Berkley. Now I could write a lot about this topic so ill keep this particular blog relatively short. I hope everyone can see from the pictures that I have glugged some normal pink pop u...
Quick sessions by Kev Stokes..
As its dark at just after 4pm I find it difficult to get down my local water now so I have to take every chance I get so when given the chance to go came recently I shot up and was soon at the lake. I only had 4 hours so decided to drop on a nice open water swim that I know with a lovely gravel bar at about 60 yards. As the water was already very cold I decided to only put a few baits round each rod in a bid to nick a quick bite and all that effort paid off as after about 40 ...
Spodding out for success! - Jonny Molesworth
I’m not often one to grab a spod rod and begin filling in a lake with bait, much preferring to fish tighter swims and ambushing passing carp using lighter baiting tactics. However, I’m fully aware that it’s a great tactic for big hits on many carp waters across the country, when used appropriately. After a poorer-than-average session on the local clay pits which yielded only one double and a couple of small pasties, I decided that a change of tactics was in order for my next ...
Earlswood Open – Jan 19th 2014
I’ve not managed to get out on any River matches yet in 2014! All our winter leagues have been cancelled due to flooding.
Anyway I been enjoying a few sessions at Earlswood lakes near Birmingham catching some nice bream and roach on the feeder.
Yesterday I fished a small open on the Yachting lake at Earlswood and drew peg 55 on the dam wall.
I knew this had been a good area and was looking forward to finally fishing a match this year, also as I’d drawn near to some o...
Terry’s Travels A bit of a Gilt Trip!
During the height of our glorious summer that eventually arrived back in July, my angling mate Andy Wolsey and I decided to head for the Cork coastline. This was in search of a new species for us, namely the Gilt Head Bream.
The original plan was to allow three days to find our target species, and possibly stretch to a fourth day if things didn’t happen to go our way. Although day one was a failure of sorts, we tempted a few thick-lipped Mullet and their close ...
It seems a long time ago that I wrote my last blog way back in October. This is not so much due to the time it has taken for me to put this one together but more due to the change we see that happens each year at this time in the weather. Gone are the last of those late autumn nights where despite the fact that the year is heading towards its end, if you get the odd cloudy spell you can still have quite a pleasant evenings angling. The last of the year’s frogs still occasiona...
Weymouth latest......MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Paul Cross landed his Personal Best Blonde Ray weighing 21Ib while fishing anchored on a bank aboard FLAMER IV. Peter was using a 20Ib class rod with a Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hook penell rig baited with Ammo Squid and Mackerel cocktail. The Ray was released alive.
Pictured top Will Power Smith from Northampton with a 3Ib Whiting and above Trevor Pegg with his personal best Whiting weighing 3Ib 2oz.
A Christmas result! - Jonny Molesworth
After the relative success of the pre-baiting campaign on my little local pool during January and March of 2013, my efforts there subsided significantly over the following months. The pool had become laden with weed and lily beds, which made fishing it very difficult. Therefore, I decided to postpone angling there until the Christmas holidays, when it would hopefully be clearer. By the time I’d finished an exceptionally busy semester at Uni, I hadn’t wet a line for an eye-wat...