The Americans love to celebrate success of people in many different fields of endeavour with a Hall Of Fame. The most famous is the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but there are many others, covering American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Swimming and countless more. If there was an Angling Hall Of Fame, who would you want to see inducted into it, and why? They can be of any field of angling, so game, sea and lure fishing as well as coarse fishing. Inductees can be from any time period, but need to have a significant past angling legacy, not just be the latest big thing. So for example, Tommy Pickering could be inducted due to his achievements over a long period of time, but Jamie Hughes couldn't yet, because although he is a very successful angler, he probably still has many more years to build his angling legacy.
So lets begin filling the virtual Angling Hall Of Fame.
My next session when the weather sorts itself out will be for Crucians, little bars of gold. It was already established after my session last year that the fish in my venue are not 'true' Crucians due to the presence of Brown Goldfish and Carp, but to me, for all intents and purposes, unless I catch a record which is highly unlikely, they are Crucians.
Last year on my only session I had about 10 Crucians, 5 Brown Goldfish and 5 Koi type things, some of them a very good size so I'm looking forward to this year even though it might be a bit harder as it was a lot warmer last May.
The lake I fish is 20' deep in places. I tried casting a feeder out last year, only a few rod lengths out and it was seemingly bottomless with the feeder taking longer to hit the bottom than it does at a very deep big Bream lake I fish, so very deep for only small lakes.
(Sponsored by Drennan Lindholme Lakes) Sunday 25th April 2021. Drennan Lindholme Lakes. 230 fished.
23 teams of 10 competed for the Stillwater Commercial Team National title at the prolific Drennan Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster. On the day, a cold easterly wind put paid to any bumper catches for this match but at least it didn’t rain and catches still remained reasonable for most and this led to the closest nail biting finish seen at a National for many a year. A matter of grams separated not only the Individual result but also the Team result.
Josh Turbill (Preston Innovations & Sonubaits North West) scraped the Individual win by the narrowest of margins of 140gms when he weighed in 57.800Kg from Laurels peg 15. Very close behind him was Tom Edwards (Daiwa Tackle & Bates) who weighed 57.660Kg from Bennys peg 56. Third place went to Connor Barlow (Drennan North West)...
I generally tie my feeder hooklengths with a hair and a band for pellet or spike for soft baits
My hooks for float fishing get tied with no hair.
If I am float fishing and decide to switch to hard pellet as a bait then am I better off switching hooklength to one tied with a band or can I get away with hooking a banded pellet onto the bottom of the gape ?
Would I be significantly decreasing my chances of the hook penetrating a lip and getting a good hold with the ‘lazy’ option or is it something done regularly by people?