Where you fished today (Part 12)

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The start of a new thread, "Where you fished today (Part 12)".
Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 now add up to 1100+ posts ! And in case you've missed them, here are shortcuts to the previous threads:

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venue:woodlands lakes thirsk(skylark)
date: sunday 11th of may

after going to pick up robbie and tony me and my dad made our way to our first match of the season on woodlands expecting a good day i got a half decent draw peg 23 with robbie next to me in 24 tony drew a flyer in the corner peg 18 with my dad on 16 at s the start of the match i cupped in about 40 4mm pellets at 6 meters and the same at 10 meters and started on the bomb after 15 minuets i had nt had any indications and after i had seen a few fish caught on the pole including 5 fish for my dad i decided to try it my self straight on the 10 meter line hadd a bite first drop in and hooked an 8 oz tench witch came of at the net then i started getting unhittable indication s so moved on the 6 meter line and hada carp about 1 and a half pound then started getting the unhittable bites again so back on the 10 meter line and straight away had a simlair sized carp and a skimmer then i start ed to foulhook fish in the next two hours i could nt hook a fish properly and lost 8 foulhookers while all this wa happening my dad was bagging and by the end of the match he had about 40 lb and tony had 3 carp in the last hour to beat me while robbie had about the same as me as soon as the match finished my dad stood up of his box when a gust of wind caught his brolly and blew in his box and net with half his fish escaping and he still weighed in 22lb the match was won with 39 lb and overall i had a terrible match but hopefully im of to rennys on sunday were i should have a much better day
 

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Hello all,
I'm planning a trip to my local pond again on Sunday (Ecclesfield) in Sheffield. I'm planning on ledgering meat tight up to the reed bed with a little corn thrown in for good measure. The pond holds a mix bag of roach, perch, gudgeon!!! the very occassional skimmer, the very very occasional tench and crucian and some very good double figure carp though these are notoriously difficult to tempt! hence My back up plan will be to fish corn, maggot, caster on the waggler on my second line (i like a mixture of baits).
watch this space for my report, i will try to entertain with a bite by bite account...if i get any..chances are it will be a really short posting!

Tight Lines

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Adam sounds like you had a good but frustdrating day,when foul hooking fish all the time try fishing about 2-4 inches off the bottom you will get less foul hookers and more in the net
good luck
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i tried that but the same thing the only way i could avoid it was to fish a foot deep and i lost 1 fish which snapped me that way on 0.13 line any way off to renny tommorow its much shallower and you seem to get less liners i ll let you now how i get on
 
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Semmerwater 16th, 17th, 18th May
Set off after work 4.30pm to pick up Phil at Stockton. Arrived about 6.15 pm after traffic holdups on A1. Loaded and set off for Semmer. Very bad road lots of bends but got there eventualy. Toma, Dazb & the Brummy..Larry I think ( lousy on names but don`t forget a face.) were already shall we say well watered. We joined them in some happy banter. 11.30pm I decided to try my new tent. 4.15 am woke up. The tent is a little small for me and though none of the wind or rain had got in, then condensation was apparent. I LOOKED OUT AT A MORNING OF WIND AND CLOUDS. I made my breakfast, bacon , eggs, beans, tommatoes & fried bread. pHIL SURFACED AT 5.00am. Why should Toma sleep on? We were here to fish so...........radio on nice and loud. the result.....
....After much grumbling about how their heads and mouths felt the rest surfaced. After a short chat Phil and I set off in search of the elusive fish. I tackled up my 18` telescopic, 6lb line to size 14, 5lb bottom. Two worms and a maggot and lob it right out. After about 1/4 hour the rod end dispite constant movement, due to howling gale, whipped round......strike I was in. A Bream about 3lb came towards me through the shallow water. I`ll just beach this I THOUGHT........Bad mistake. off it went. Lesson learnt. I rebaited and cast out. 2 hours later another bite, used landing net this time ...an hybrid about 1lb. Stu and Simon joined us.I watched Stu land a nice Pike and settled back in my seat to avoid the wind and rain. I slept........and slept......and slept. Tea time, so packed up and headed back to the bivvys. Des did fantastic Barbeque. Many thanks to him. We then chatted about the weather as my brolly blew inside out. Dam the wind and rain were making this NOT a pleasure despite the brilliant company. Phil & I decided enough was enough and after saying goodbye to one and all set off home. After dropping off Phil and collecting some flowers he had given me for the wife I set off back to Leeds. Arrived home 1.00am and crawled into bed. I had had a good time but this bed sure beat the tent and lilo.....lol.See you all at the next fish-in. Larry you are a scream. Thanks for the tales you told.........Haydn




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Chestnut Pool Langford Bedfordshire 17th May 2003

Saturday morning saw The Witness and I up early but not so bright and heading for Chestnut Pool Langford. Although this is a local water to us neither of us had wetted a line here before. The fishery was dug out 5 years ago and is well laid out with features to most of the pegs. Stocks are of Roach, Rudd, Bream, Golden Tench, Mirror and Common Carp.

When we arrived we were told to walk and find our pegs first as he was already quite full and had a match booked which would take at least 10 of his pegs. We found two pegs up at the top end, which looked to be good, although, my peg 17 had not really got a chuck to the Island.

Richard set up a heavy feeder rod using Vitalin as his base with some corn, pellet, and brown crumb added. He had to cast about 30 meters to the Island but soon had a nice mirror on the bank, followed soon by another.

Meanwhile I had set up the pole with two rigs, one to fish caster and one to fish pellet. I started fishing straight out in from at about 8mt cupping in a small amount of Pellet but after an hour without bites I decided to change lines and started fishing to my left and about 3 m out Caster on the hook and cupping in a couple of small cups to get them going, and lose feeding regularly. I found I was getting bites but not catching so I lightened the elastic going from 10 down to 5. The Roach and Rudd started to come in quickly, I did however loose a couple of larger fish, as 4 Elastic is not really the best for large Carp and Tench. I also managed to bag this Bream, which was covered in Spawning Tubercles.



At about 5 Oclock I switched to the other line, which I had continued to feed lightly through the day. Within a few minutes I was into this lovely conditioned Golden Orfe,



followed quickly by a Golden Tench.



Whilst I was catching these Richard hooked into this bream which whilst he was playing it leapt from the water. Neither of us has seen this behaviour from a Bream before is it unusual?



We ended our days fishing at 8:20 having had a thoroughly enjoyable day agreeing that we would return again soon. Then to the Brewery Tap in Shefford for a pint a great way to end a good days fishing.

Poles


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Look at Toma`s eyes. That should carry a health warning......" DON`T DRINK TOO MUCH CAFFREYS......LOL



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Nice one Haydn,glad you got home ok mate.
The wind and rain never stopped all night.


When we arrived,Daz and myself we were greeted by Larry, allroit Toma,allroit Daz,handshakes and bivvys up we had a nice hot cuppa,as usual over Larry's great sense of humour.

He told me that when the time was getting on,[me and Daz got there at about 5.30pm,we told Larry we would be there at about 3ish] WELL lARRY THOUGHT ME AND STU HAD SET THE MEETING UP FOR A WIND UP.

I cannot put into print what he said,but anyone that knows Larry can imagine what,C'MON A WIND UP,

Haydn and Phil arrived to find us in full swing,greeting over MAGGOTVILLE was erected,out came the beer,Caffreys for me and Larry,Carling for Daz,Haydn would not have a drink,and Phil had a couple of Fosters [i think]

After the beer had been had off to bed,

Thanks Haydn for the early am call[|)][|)].

Stu and Simon were a few minutes apart in arrival, hello's and handshakes over, a spot of fishing for the M/Ds

Pegs chosen tackle up and away.

We all had fish, nothing special, althought Stu did have a very unusual fish,When i download the pics i will post it on the board.

The wind and rain had finnaly won the day,tackle down,goodbyes to Stu away he went.

Then Maggotville mk2 was erected, out came the B.B.Q, complete with high winds and rain,[V][V].

Chinese style pork chops,peppered steak,sausages,burgers,Daz done another excelent job, a big thanks Daz,a few beers later, Haydn said,

This is beyond fun, we all agreed it was,Haydn was trying to decide to stay the night or leave, leavning that night won, tents down gear packed, away they went.

Thanks for your company Haydn, and you Phil,Haydn its a secret about the fish in Ibiza mate, i'll say nowt [:p][:p][:p].


Saturday night, no repite from the wind and torrential rain.

The night before we were all agreed that come morning, if it was still raining and windy, thats enough,well it never eased all night, i think we only had a couple of hours sleep each.

Sunday 5am, sounds of bivvy zips,the four of us were at it, bivvy down, gear packed, Larry was the first to get sorted,packed up and farewells done away he went,Cya Larry

Simon,Daz and myself dropped the bivvys together,gear packed and away home,

Home at last, hot bath,hot tea and away to my comfy bed.

Once again the weather at Semmer has won the day.

But it was another chance to meet fellow M/Ders.
Thanks to ane and all,

One last word,

Larry as ever mate, thanks for your company,great crack mate,

Anyone feeling miserable should be in the company of Larry,he'll take your blues away.

Thanks again lads
Here's some pics
Daz and Haydn,next to Maggotville.[;)]


Now for the B.B.Q,Daz doing his stuff,watched by Simon,c'mon Daz get the grub done


i've put a piccy of Stu in the clubhouse,with a strange looking fish,[;)]

Here Phil with his first roach


Last of all me and the star of the show Larry







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Nice report Toma......sh thanks for not elaborating on ibiza....lol



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Went fishing wrexham north wales a few nice rudd one two pounds others around one pound perch one one and half pounds other little smaller.
Rudd.


The Perch



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Today was the first match of the new club season,and the venue was Falkenville Mushroom Farm just outside Hailsham in Sussex.
Now we've fished Falkenville before,normally on the main lake or the matchlake,but today we were trying a newer lake on the complex.
It's a canal type lake about 12mtrs wide supposedly stocked with a bit of everything.
Unfortunatly to say that it's exposed would be an understatement and with a grey sky and strong winds everyone opted for the cooked breakfast in the barn before the draw [:)]
Well into the drawbag and peg 17 sticks to my hand,slap bang in the middle of the stretch,totally exposed and with just a few stick-ups to fish to,i just knew i wasn't going to enjoy it.[:(]

The View from Peg 17 looking towards the low numbers...



As is usual on one of our club matches the wind dropped as we were setting up,lulling us into a false sense of hope,but as soon as the all in sounded the wind sprang up again,never to drop away again.[:(!]
Now most of the fish in the lakes at Falkenville are reared at the owners own fish farm and the killer bait is normally pellet or paste,and with no cover and a very shallow margin on my side the line of attack had to be across at 12 mtrs where i had a small shelf and about 3 ft of water.
Micro pellet with a few maggots and bits of sweetcorn were potted in with a Kinder cup and an expanda on the hook.
Bites were mere knocks,and trying to fish a dotted down float at 12 mtrs in a howling wind isn't my idea of fun,but by chopping and changing i was able to nick a few little blade skimmers and chublets.

A Small Chub.....



Nearly everyone except the 2 end pegs were struggling when with an hour to go i had a run of 4 bites and 4 carp [:D] Alas they departed almost as soon as they had arrived,but i did have one more fish before the fial whistle,a bit of a surprise.........a small Barbel.

Baby Barbel......



Those 4 bonus fish boosted my weight at the end to 6lbs which was good enough for 4th on the day.
So that's it,7 points towards the club championship,and 2 more species ticked off on the fishing race.[;)]



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The day out at Ecclesfield Pond...

7.00am....As I arrived at the venue I immediately opted for a swim
at the far end of the pond, this area has reeds to the immediate right, this area is renowned for being the daytime hangout for the carp. In front of me I had a nice expanse of open water, with no other features. The weather was reasonable, rather blustery and quite bright. I was fearless when it came to the rain as I had just invested in a Regatta all in one waterproof jumpsuit...sort of like a rubber Elvis...game on.

7.35 I opted to fish waggler at around 14 metres with single white maggot flavoured with paprika which I'm quite partial too, it gives the wrigglers a sweet flavour (or so the roach tell me).
Straight away the float sailed under and I was into a roach of about 6oz. I was fishing on the drop with dust shot down my line and firing in 3 or 4 maggots with every cast.

7.45- The roach were coming thick and fast to the tune of the local church bells. What the bloody hell they were ringing them at that time for I had no idea. An outbreak of leprousy perchance? anyway the bites were fairly positive with the float sailing away and I wasn't missing anything.

7.50- A nice perch came to the net, about 14oz on single red maggot. I was fishing to around 4ft deep, after the line had falled through the swim I was leaving this a minute or so and latching into perch. By now the rain was falling steadily, just a shower I thought looking at the sky...there was a bit of blue left to my right!....ohh, I should add that I had another rod fishing out to reeds ledgering a cube of pellet flavoured meat on 5lb mainline with a 4.8lb hooklength to a size ten. i hair rigged this.


8.15- Not wanting to brag, fishing maggot was getting boring! the roach were pouring into the swim (no groundbaiting allowed) but this didn't matter here as they were fighting for my bait! I shallowed up for some real fun to about 1.5 ft, removed the dust shot so the bait could fall naturally and started to bacg up on the big roach as I noticed these were starting to top..(no surprising after the way i was feeding the swim.)

9.30 now I was getting large roach to 1lb as soon as the bait touched the water. The takes were that positive that the big dogs were hooking themselves...marvellous!

11.00 still no touch on the meat rig....wait.....there it goes! "yes!" I exclaimed as my bite indicator screamed, I could see the rod tip pulling roaund slightly..I struck...and was in!...............to a roach of about a pound and a half. A very nice fish but I was bitterly dissapointed that this wasn't a tench or carp.

12.00 dinner time, I tucked into my sandwiches and coffee thinking of what might have been, still very happy at the amount of roach I had taken on the morning. Well in excess of 20lb.

1.00 change of tactics! the roach had died away and all I had to show for the last hour was a perch of about 3oz..not good. I takled up 2lb mainline to a 1.8lb hooklength fishing a size 18 with sweetcorn. Game on.

1.20 My first bite...and I'm in! a roach of about 10oz but I was aesthetically pleased with the corn fishing concept. Harder work but I was after a tench or two! there are some beauties in the pond to about 6lb. These are rarely seen. The meat rig was completely inactive now.

1.45 Whack! I was into something considerably larger than my last roach...my mind raced....a small carp....a tench....After fishing the water for the last 10 years I knew it like the back of my hand...or so I thought! The predominant species here are roach, perch with the odd carp and tench. Two years perviously the pond had been stocked with 750 crucians.....but what was this! I strained my eyes as the fish rolled near the surface after a brief fight...looks like a poor fighting tench...oh it's......a bream! 2.5lbs. I was fairly chuffed with this as in 10 years of fishing the water I had never seen one! great. It was in perfect condition.

2.15- I deluded myself with dreams of a shoal of bream though as I stared..the float dipped slightly...I was laying on by an inch or two though it was hard to tell exactly as there are many undulations on the bed of the pond. It sailed away and I struck! missed it!damn.


3.00 another fairly uneventful hour passed with the float dipping once or twice...sod the maggot! that was easy if you wanted bits and pieces! I was "corning it" for the duration.

3.30 Keeping one eye on the meat rod I heared a small bleep...then another then.....nothing.....a liner? maybe.

4.30 The bites had died of here. I opted for a leg stretch and went to chat to an angler on the next peg down who had fished pellet all day to no avail " Just two bites pal" gutted.

5.15 Finally a fish starts playing with my float...a lifter! I strike and....missed it but it's a bream I'm sure as it tops and swims off.

6.00 My hopes start to get a little higher as the sun is starting to dip a little and I start to get that "Redmires " feeling looking at my carp tackle and feeling that same, late in the day anticipation and hope that comes over me now and again. I've suddenly got a good feeling about this one. Just one hour to go. I have decided to leave at 7.00....what a session!

6.30 Nothing. the carp rig has seemingly given up and my redmires feeling is leaving by the second! there are some very good carp in here but they don't like me today.

6.45 My float sails away and....another bream! fantastic...my heart says " fish on son! they're shoaling up down there!" but my head say's "15 mins left boy..."

7.00 I reluctantly reel in the meat rig. I have thoroughly enjoyed the day. Some fantastic roach action early doors and a brace of bream for my hard work. No carp ....again! but I'll keep going. I have enjoyed it. My water proofs have held out! and here comes the taxi! ......I must pass that bloody driving test....
 

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Monday 19th May - Makins Lake 2
Caught steady from the off using method feeders mith dead maggot/punched catmeat cast tight to island margin. I kept feeding my pole line at about 9m lightly with dusted meat and when i dropped on it, it was solid, but the gales meant that i had to go back to the method.

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Great report Peter, nice one on the points.

Hawkyboy, excelent report, very infomative,looks like you had a good day.






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A few more pics from Semerwater:

Wild & Windy


Stu's Pike


My catch of bream, skimmers, hybrids and a couple of roach


There would have been another roach in here if a pike hadn't chewed one up, before Daz nicked it as bait before casting it off first chuck[:p][:p]

This was about the only thing enjoying the weather


Daz the BBQ king, cooking up a feast - as usual [:D]


And finally a shot of Maggotville II



Another good weekend away - the weather tried to dampen our spirits but when you got good company the weather doesn't really matter. Andy did you notice how the bloody sun came out as soon as we got past Leyburn [V][:p]

Tight Lines

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Sure did Simon,thats just what i said to Daz.

"$%^& typical, half a mile down the road and its sunny,

Nice one Simon




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Buttonhole lake (cambs/norfolk border)24th may
decided to give this a try today, settled on peg 6 & fished 2 lines 5m & 10m alternating 1/2hr on each.
View from my peg to left

Started the session by cupping in 2 pots of catmeat & pellets in at 5m just on the corner of some reeds in 6ft of water to fish on the bottom with catmeat.
Straightafter i cupped them in i catapulted 3 pouches of casters at 10m to to fish caster at 18ins in 7ft of water for the silverfish
first put in with caster resulted in a small roach and throughout the day on this line i had about 15lb of roach,skimmers & rudd the best one a roach of about 1lb+.
on the 5m line i ended up with 2 barbel (best 2-06) severall carp from 6ozs to the best fish of the day this mirror that went 7-04


and i had 15 tench from 6ozs to this one that went 4lb

in all a very good day

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Looks like you had a G8 day Martin, but do tell me how you manage to make the fish look so big ib your pictures

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It's not the fish that are big Nick,just that Martin's so small.[:D][;)]

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