Where you fished today (Part 15)

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Yet again it's time for the start of a new thread, "Where you fished today (Part 14)".
Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 now add up to 1400+ posts ! And in case you've missed them, here are shortcuts to the previous threads:

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So if you're new, bored or just have an hour or eight spare, take a read of the previous reports and lets continue posting.....

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It might be cold outside but carry on fishing [8D]

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As part of the celebrations for my fortieth birthday my wife and I arranged a few days away in Ludlow at a cottage which conveniently had it's own fishing rights on the River Teme. We arrived late Sunday afternoon and after unpacking went for a short walk along the river bank and our hearts sank. The river looked very shallow, very clear and devoid of any life.
So when I began to fish the next morning I didn't hold out much hope of success. I spent 20 minutes in one spot without any chance of a bite I could see my maggots as they trotted through an empty swim time after time, but twenty yards downstream there was a small splash on the surface so I decided to go and try there.
Again the swim was crystal clear but the bottom was a little less even and deeper in parts so it seemed worth a trot or two. Second trot down the float disappeared, I thought I had hooked the bottom as as I struck the line tightened and felt solid, but a few seconds later 'the bottom' started to fight back, a fish!!!! Only one problem, my landing net was about 10 yards behind me up the bank, so what was potentially my biggest ever chub by far had to be beached to land it. Soon a 3lb 6oz; dwarfing my previous best of a mere 10oz, was on the bank.
Now I was filled with confidence, if a fish that big could hide in a clear river like this what else was out there. With my landing net now beside me I was ready to find out.
A few trots later the float dipped again, and I struck into something smaller but nonetheless it provided a good fight and soon a 10oz grayling was in the net; my first grayling and the main reason for the trip.

Ten minutes later another grayling (12oz) was in the net followed a couple of minutes later by a small brown trout, only 2oz but again it was a first and one of the reasons for being there.

By lunch time I had bagged 9 grayling to 13oz, 4 brown trout, the chub and a minnow.
After lunch the fish got smaller, the first five fish were four minnows and a 2oz grayling. I eventually finished the afternoon session after a couple of hours with 4 trout to 3oz, 2 grayling to 7oz and 8 minnows.
The next morning things were a bit harder, I had to battle with a group of five ducks who, whenever I threw a handful of maggots into the swim would swim by, dive down and pick them all off the bottom! Bites were few and far between, in a four hour session and changing swim several times to avoid the ducks I landed 4 grayling to 8oz, 5 trout to 2oz and 5 minnows, one greedy one taking double red maggot and spitting out more maggots when it was unhooked. A 1 hour afternoon session, brought just one grayling so by 2.15 I was ready to call it a day, I packed my rods away and then threw my remaining maggots (about two handfuls) into the river about 7-8 feet from the bank and watched to see how far the current would take them, only to see two large chub appear from nowhere and hoover the lot up!!!
I had booked the holiday with the hope of catching my first grayling and trout, and perhaps catching a decent chub and I have succeded in doing all three. After several years of catching the odd weekend on local carp fisheries a couple of days trotting a small river was like a breath of fresh air, two new species and two personal bests (even the minnows were big) can't be bad; being forty isn't too bad after all.

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Posted by Haydn:

Teepee's Secret Lake

Monday 7.30am, set off down the M1 to meet Teepee at the car park of Ulley reservour. Arrived at 8.45am (bad traffic on M1 )and saw Teepee crossing the car park. He had been to check some pegs. He explained that Dave Senior was going to join us but was also caught up in the traffic. We waited about fifteen minutes for Dave to arrive and set off down to the pegs. I set up my telescopic rod with a bubble float and lobbed in a half sardine out by some reeds. The other rod I set up on the buzzer and ledgered 2 lobworms on a size 12 hook. ( Hopeing for a large Perch or a Bream ). Two hours and 10 fags later......nothing not a knock twitch or buzz. I looked to see how Teepee was doing. He was chatting with Dave as neither of them were doing anything either.

I changed my ledger to a trace and tried ledgered Sardine.....nothing.
Dave had a run and missed it. It broke his rod. ( he hadn't pushed one section far enough into the other.) And what was Teepee doing.....what Teepee does best......resting [:D]

We stayed till about 3.30 and set off home. This is deffinatly Teepee's secret lake. [:D] it's that secret the Bloody fish don't even know where it is. [8D] Still it was better than working and the company was good. Thanks Teepee and Dave for a nice day looking at a lake....LOL. [:D]





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Haydn i might of been resting but i did have my eyes open waiting & ready like a coiled spring for old essox to bite,[:D]

unlike you Hayden...




not much to add to Hayden's report, with the wind blowing hard and rain forecast we got in pegs that were more favourable for comfort, should we have fished the deeper water who knows, the company was good thanks to Hayden & Davidsenior just sorry the pike didn't oblige.

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These pictures look like something from "Last of the Summer Wine"
Hayden as Compo, Dave (with that flat cap) must be Cleggy, so Teepee
must Foggy???[:D][}:)][:D]

BRILLIANT

When are you filming again boys !!!!







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Susie/Nora Batty [:D] you could well feature in the next episode [:p]

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That looks like my kind of fishing, lie back and think of England, saves all that annoying baiting up and casting out.[:)][:)][:)]

 

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Winterset Reservoir 9th November 2003............................[:D][:D][:D] Red Leader got a nice pike of 10b 8onz and I just beat him with this one of 11lb8onz.

Stu just came along for the breakfast and to sit and chat to Red Leader ( he did try to catch but no luck ). Teepee and Little Willy made up our five but they didn't manage anything either. STILL with a TOTAL weight of 22lb I guess the Tykes beat the Geordies again.....LOL You should have come down Norm I said I could show you how to catch Pike ...LOL [:D][:D][:D] By the way meet Compo2 .... guess who???? .






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teepee

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that picture looks a bit Foggy to me lol

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nice one teepee......LOL






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Yesterday, Dave and I went to Oxbow Lake at Cundall Farm
near Topcliffe. You pay at the farm (or leave mney in the
box)4 each. This covers you for fishing the river also.
After entering the farm (through gate 1)then through the field,
(gate 2) we drove round to the far side there were lots of
features and reeds and over hanging trees.Seemed very Pikey and it must be full of fish. You can drive to your peg ,BUT it's a long steep bank down to the water. Ok,if you can carry all your tackle or are travelling light and you are as fit as a lop.

It was a dry day but foggy (or should I say Teepee).
We set up a Pike rod each on dead bait( joey Mackeral )
on an alarm and float fished in between takes.....??
The water wasn't very deep (about 3 ft) where I was fishing and Dave's peg not much better.
Well after a couple of hours and no fish caught,not a twitch on the float or a beep of an alarm, I caught Dave nodding on his box. He decided to have a nap. Wearing his new specimen suit (bib and brace and jacket) he said it keeps out the rain and the wind and it also keeps the WIND IN LoL!
Another hour passes....no bites! Dave wakes up and we decide to move round the bend to his left.There is just one other guy fishing and he was catching decent Perch and small Roach. The water was about 9ft deep there, so we set up again with same rods. We saw some fish swirling and topping and thought we'd do better here.Another hour passed ,then another.....NOTHING.
Six hours we were there and ........WE BLANKED [:(][:(]

I was begining to think it was one of Teepee's secret places(the one the fish don't know about LoL !)
Disheartened we came home.


TUESDAY...............
today just to use up the bait,we went down to Hirstwood at Saltaire and fished the canal just below the lock gates. they had damned the lock as they were fixing the gates and were running the water off on to our side via a pipe.
We set up the Pike rods,mine first and after 10 mins I was into a Pike.I got it right to the bank but it let go of the bait.
Another half hour passed and the same thing happend again!
We both fished pole today as well (I need the practise) I caught a Perch a Roach and an Ide weighing about 3/4 of a pound and at the third attempt I got a Pike about 5lb.
This time it stayed on!
Dave got a smashing Ide about 1lb plus,and one about 10oz, Roach to 10oz and a few Perch. A dozen fish in all.
I sat on Dave's box used his pole while he answered a call of nature and caught my first Ide, a nice fish for a canal.
Dave beat me on numbers,.. BUT ..I beat him on weight, thanks to Jack (Pike). [8D][8D][8D]


A good 4 hours winter canal fishing made up for Monday LoL.
Sorry no pictures 'puter is still playing up and didn't take the other camera [:D][:D]







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Nora nice report and you go steady holding Dave'sCleggy's pole,[:D]
sounds as though you enjoyed it on the canal and some nice fish and well done with the pike,

you caught Dave having a nap he hasn't bought one of the Compo sleeping bags has he [:p]

you'll have to get a digi camera [:D] photo evidence is always good,[:D]
look forward to the next report and now its getting cold get them stockings rolled up [;)]

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Today i went to Biterwell lake.

Got my Maver Grimmer out. PLumbed up at 9.5m. Found a nice lil bump/shelf.

Fished chopped worm and caster laced with maggots. Fished worm, maggot and caster on the hook (at dif times)

Had a skimmer in five hours. Got well pi**ed off so i moved.

I plumbed again. There was no features so i fished straight out in front.

Again chop.I think i over fed my first swim.

Had a few small bites. Struck nothing.

The float started playing around.

I wobbled the mags a bit.

A slow roach like bite came.

The float moved to the side then rocketed off under.

I struck into what i thought was a small carp or a bream.

I played it to the net. The fish had two feet of No 12 lastic out the end of my pole.

As it came close to my net i noticed it was a HUGE perch.

It was nearlry a foot long. It had more of a pikes body than a perch.

It wayed in at 2lb 1oz.

It beat my existing P.B of 7oz.





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Well what a weekend!!!

First off it was down to Hartleylands farm to meet Dave the Fish and the lads of Marsh AC for their club match on Finches Pond.
Dave had kindly invited me to come along and fish as a guest,so who was i to refuse.
An 8 am draw in the car park,and a brief chat with Vince (vg1037) the bailiff,who unfortunately wouldn't be fishing with us,saw the pegs allocated and of we strolled to set up.

Looking down over Finches....



It's a lovely little intimate pond,with only about a dozen pegs on it,and nearly everyone was occupied.I must admit that i had some reservations as to whether it would be able to handle this sort of pressure,as it's more a pleasure venue in my eyes.
Still nothing ventured..........the pond itself holds a good head of fish,Carp up to 28lb, including good number of "high doubles", roach up to 1.5lb, skimmer bream, perch and chub up to 4lb,and of course Eric the Eel,who when last caught weighed 7lb.
I arrived at my peg,No4 and was faced with a good 16 mtrs to the far bank cover,possibly the widest swim on the pond,now given the fact that the peg is reached by about 15 steps down through trees and i was only guesting i wasn't about to spend all day shipping a pole back uphill,out came the waggler rod (shock horror [:0]) mind you i did set up a margin swim to tackle with a margin pole and some swimstim paste.

Peg 4...



Well come the off,and the pace wasn't exactly electric,and with 5 of us almost fishing the same bit of water,there was plenty of banter ([:p] P*** taking) especially as Dave was on peg 2 and Colin was on peg 5.
A little further up the pool a few fish started to show after the hour mark,but nobody was setting the place alight,mostly just small roach putting in an appearance.
A while later Dave wandered round for yet another chat,by which time i had the margin pole out with a big bit of paste.As we chatted the float did a little dance and decided to vanish and my astonished strike met with an immoveable object,then the rig sprang back with a large scale firmly attached to the hook.[:(]
I was sure that i could hear laughter as Dave returned to his peg.[:(!]
The day was wearing on and it was still all to play for with anyone that managed a good last hour in with a chance.
No more action on the paste,so back out on the waggler to see if a few more roach would play,away went the float and this wasn't the expected roach!!!!!
Now on a 2lb bottom and size 20 a little care was called for,and after 5 minutes of supremely skillfull playing a 10lb mirror was safely in the net.(Hopefully Dave managed to get a photo.[;)])
I'd love to say that things picked up from there,but it was not to be, just a few more small roach for me,but Dave had the good last hour and managed 6 carp to pick up the win,while my 11lbs left me somewhere in midfield.

A shy winner on Peg 2...



Still thanks to the lads at Marsh AC for an enjoyable day,shame about the crash on the A21 though that meant it took me nearly 3 hours to get home.[:(!]


And so to Sunday............

A club match at Framfield Fisheries on Brookhouse lake.
At the draw we always run a football sweep to raise club funds and yours truely won it (28 nice [:)])
Into the draw and it's peg 30 for me,a peg with no real form and on reaching it i have to say i wasn't inspired,as the water was icy despite the sun the previous day and the colour appeared to be dropping out of it.

Peg 30



Well i had a plumb around but couldn't find a feature but with the most depth at 11-13 mtrs that was going to be the line of attack.
Meat is the going bait there at the moment,so it was going to be a question of just dripping in a bit at a time through a kinder pot,meat at 11mtrs and caster at 13mtrs with a couple of margin swims as a get out of jail job.

Well the lake was flat calm with nothing showing,all the action took place on the opposite side of the island,only odd little roach and skimmers showing on my side.

Still Life...



Well come the weigh-in and i've managed a meagre 3lbs of small silvers for another midway finish, but there in the net lay a small Rudd of 2ozs.We run a Fish of the Day competition ( another of our treasurers little money making schemes), and guess who won another 10 for Fish of the Day.So at least i walked away 38 better off than i'd started the day.[:D]

Well that's it for my weekend,How was yours?





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Well under threat of being locked out I am forced to show this picture just to prove that Peter is not just a garden gnome and can catch fish on a rod and line.
Please note that the leaf hiding his face was a pure accident. HONEST would I deliberately do that.[:D][:D]


Still it was a nice fish on his roach gear as well.
Well done Peter




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Nice one Peter and Dave, it's just a shame you didn't have a leaf for the second picture as well [:p]

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Leaf? A whole bush would have been preferable![;)][:D][:D][:D]


(only jokin Peter)

 

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Good reports and pictures 1 and all.
[:D][:D][:D]


Venue : Stockton Res
Date : 23/11/03
Time : 10am till 3pm

Today saw Steve and myself at a loose end with no matches (well there was 1 on the Avon but not our cup of tea).[:0][:0]

We settled for a session at Stockton as neither of us had been over since October and as we both fancied a day on the feeder rather than the pole off we set.[:D]

First stop was The Pantry Caf on the A45 for a bit of breakfast (that was MY best bite of the day).[:0][:D]

When we got to Stockton Steve sat on peg 8 (even if he was casting to the end of the island in front on peg 10[:0]) and i sat on 7.

We never really expected much in the way of action as the water was a good 2ft down which at its deepest would give us about 2ft of water and with a cool wind and rain we both knew bites would be at a premium (for me anyway) but hey we were at Stockton so we did not care.[:D][:D]

Steve fished The Method to the end of the island (in front of peg 10[:0]) with Yellow Boilie as the main bait and first chuck and his tip flew round which resulted in a spirited fight from a 4lb Mirror (good start).[8D]


Steve in action with a 4lb Mirror before i was even set up
(nothing new there i hear you all say)[;)]



Whilst Steve was doing this as normal i was still setting up, i fished a cage feeder towards the island in front of me (after loosing the ledger on my first range finding cast on to the island [:0]).

Steve carried on in fine form and ended the day by landing 5 Carp (but he did lose 3 [:p]) with the smallest he had being a baby 3lb Common and the biggest a fine 11lb Common.

1 of the Commons Steve had was this one we called it Dolphin Face


And here it is in close up (without the ugly one).[:p][:p]


There was not a mark around its mouth or head its just the way it is.

There are so many different shapes and sizes of carp in Stockton ranging from long lean commons to the rugby ball shaped mirrors and just about every shape in between.

And now we have the Dolphin as well.[8D]
[:0] Does this mean we're now boilie boys as we've named a fish [:0][:0]

Well as for how i got on i managed 1 Chub about 1lb on catmeat and also managed to lose a carp after casting to where Steve was fishing (well it just had to be done).[;)][;)]

Steve ended up the 5 Carp for a total weight of 33lb to my 1lb so i think he just about BATTERED ME.

At least i know its my turn to batter him next week (well he has got to work)[;)][:p][;)]


 

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Sounds like you two had a good time yesterday, despite the cold!

Those fish at Stockton sure are mutants but the thing that springs to mind is the coincidence that Steve has won a Lime tree match AND thrashed the Jinx twice in two outings.

Make of that what you will [:p]

The Silver Man [:)]
 

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excuse me mr doyle
the fish was described as DOLPHIN SHAPED and not named dolphin
im not sad enough to name fish i just try to described wot the look like
P.S.hi scott i thought you were hibernating by now

 
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