Where you fished today (Part 17)

Status
Not open for further replies.

Peter

'Mugger'
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
19,477
Yes it's time again for the start of a new thread, "Where you fished today (Part 17)".
Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 now add up to in excess of 1500 posts [:0] So,if you are looking for a bit of inspiration or even a good laugh, here are shortcuts to the previous threads:

Part 1

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7

Part 2

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 3

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 4

Pages:1 , 2 , 3

Part 5

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 6

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 7

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 8

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 9

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 10

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 11

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

Part 12

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 13

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 14

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3

Part 15

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3 ,4

Part 16

Pages: 1 , 2 , 3


So if you're new, bored or just have a whole day to yourself, have a read of the previous reports and then lets continue posting.....

If you wish to include a photo feel free using the 'MyPhoto' but for the enjoyment of others, please crunch/optimize them to reduce your file size to less then 30,000bytes - the smaller the better[:D]

With Spring just around the corner, a few more of us should soon be venturing out to the waterside, which will hopefully generate a few more reports and photos to inspire us all.[:D][;)]


Peter

You can't weigh it in
If it's not in the net.
 

Fisky

Regular member
Joined
Feb 8, 2003
Messages
1,994
Rather than write my usual essay, heres a brief summary of a gale anf rain swept Willows open today.

10.30am: Mal (Mr C) picks me up

11am: draw. I have peg 61 on goldrush, on the lawn in front of the house. An open water peg with no features other than an aerator at 14m, but which would be very difficult to fish to in the conditions.

12pm: All in

12.30: 1 bite on 4 x 14 rig. Wind starting to pick up. Although it is coming off my back it is being diverted by trees and is gusting in just about every direction there is.

12.45: change to heavier 4 x 16 rig and get an ide of about 6-8oz. wind starting to get stronger + huge gusts starting.

1pm: 13m and 14.5m sections behind me are blown onto top kits and all end up in heap. nearly fall of my box trying to prevent them going into the margins.

1.30pm. 2 more ide in the net.
2pm. Mick Lodge on peg 48 breaks his pole clean in 2 at about the
number 8 section... ouch.

2.15pm: I get off my box to adjust my roller, coincidentally just as one huge gust tears down the lake. My cap is blown off, and i turn round to see my box bait table take off in mid air, spill my bait over my box or in the lake, then land 5m away in the margins. Manage to fish it out with my landing net. Get myself sorted again.
My peg is now unfishable with the pole, it is being blown about and everytime it goes back on the rollers it looks like being blown out of them. I pack the cm90 away before i break it.

2.30pm. Have been round to joes peg (4 on the ridge pool)to scrounge a waggler. 1 bite on the waggler, but to be honest its more like fishing a river.

3pm: A braincell somewhere towards the back of my head clicks (a rare vent i know) and tells me to take off the waggler, and replace it with a small maggot feeder. first 3 chucks bring 3 bites and 2 ide.

3.15pm: There is small series of big creaks on the opposite side of the lake. a tree spilts in 2 right above the poor bloke on 44. he jumps off his box and moves his pole out of the way, and the whole lake watches as this great big half tree comes slowly down.....

.... to land in the lake about half a metre from his box. We all p!ss ourselves laughing as he cant fish his peg anymore!

3.30pm: Another pole broken, and the top 5 is carried down the lake. fortunately he retrieves it.

4pm: More fun and games. A large tree branch comes off and nearly falls on Mick Lodge, scaring the sh!t out of him.

4.30pm. CRACK. That will be another broken pole then, this time on ridge pool. I see a pattern emerging here!

6pm. End of match, no more breakages or fallen trees to report. I have managed 9 ide to a 1lb, and a late 6oz tench, but sport has been slow. I weigh in 6lb dead. the 3 pegs to my left all with islands to fish to have all landed carp and have weighed 15lb, 17lb and 17lb. if conditions had been better i might have been able to catch enough ide on the pole to challenge their weights, but as such it was not to be. I was just pleased not to break anything or lose much, except a pint or so of bait and a bung extractor. I got thoroughly soaked and am knackered from fighting the wind. So did i enjoy it? You bet, i was fishing, so every minute of it![:)]






 

Apache

Regular member
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
1,611
Sounds nearly as wild as my day.

Date: Saturday 20 March 2004
Time: 1200 to 1630
Venue: Heathlands Lake

Hadn't even touched the rods before I knew something was going to go wrong - and yep. I open the door to the stables where we keep our fishing tackle, just in time to see a ruddy great rat scramble up the wall. Little charmer - NOT!

He had munched his way through half a kilogram of expensive trout pellets over the last 3 weeks. I might need to lock that overgrown fleabag missnamed a cat in there for the night I think.

Get to the lake and I do my usual, wandering round the lake checking the margins for fish and, unfortunately, handlines. Lucky I do this everytime I am up there. Found two handlines, including a particularly vicious one: 15 yards of bailing twine wound round a piece of 4" by 2" which had been hammered into the ground. The twine was weighted down by a couple of stones, then attached to a bed spring with 2' of 30lb or 40lb b/s line on the other end with three hooks on it.

If I catch the little b*****d(s) who set it they will be dog fodder unless they can run faster than an alsation.

Didn't catch anything all day, apart from a length of garden hose (???) in the howling gale which was blowing the stench of something awful right across the farm.

..................................................
Tight Lines,
Matt


FishingPosts Forum
 
G

Guest

Guest
Lynemouth beach 21-03-04

What a day it turned out to be.

The water was not very good for fishing, very little movement.

Kev ( The Assassin) and Steve (Capt'n) ane moi went to Lynemouth beach.
Stuck in chuffibg traffic for 1.5 hrs :rant1: after the Tyne Tunnel.

Baits for today
Lug
Rag and some rather large White worms :wink:


Got to the beach, set up and away we went.We were fishing the flood tide.

I had rag and lug combo on the hook.

Cast out then sat under the trusty old brolly for a nice hot cuppa

After the cuppa and a bite to eat, about an half hour had passed.
Time to reel in and check the bait

Reeled down then struck.
About 30 yards from the beach i felt a sudden tug on the rod, then another, mmm the spikes must be getting stuck.

Got the terminal tackle on the water edge and this is what i saw.



A nice bass of abot 1.75lbs
A bass on the first cast, great its a good sign.

Next to land a fish was Steve, a small flattie



After than, nowt,nothing not a bite for ages.

As usual me and Steve went walkabout,

Kev gave a whistle, he got a flattie, sorry no picture.

Canny day on the beach with my mates, three fish landed.

I took this piccy of Kev chucking the 6oz gripper out.
Look to the top right of the picture, you can see Kevs terminal tackle

Heads down




Hope i catch today
Andy, aka Toma

HOMEPAGE
 

davidsenior

15/03/03 - 22/06/16
In Memoriam
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
11,302
Well, for those of you out who were wondering how Sue and I got on at the "secret venue" on Monday, I did a full post last night on our return and just as I'd finished it (including photo's an' all) B****Y Microsoft came up with some error, (do I send error report, or not send error report??), either way I could not post my report until I had "pressed send or not send" , so I sent error report..............HEY PRESTO, SCREEN WIPED OF MY POST !!!!








So I shall try and repeat "wot I writ" last night.





06.15 The view from my kitchen window of a beautiful sunrise seemed to say it could be a wonderful day, for our first visit this year to the "secret venue" (that loads of M.D.'s know about).
As we made our preparations and in true English fashion, the weather changed from bright blue skies and plenty of early morning sun to become totally grey and overcast all within the space of 5 minutes.

Leaving home at around 07.30 we travelled the 30 miles to the venue with the windshield wipers on for most of the journey and arrived there to find very wintry heavy leaden skies and light rain.

The rain didn't dampen our anticipation and eagerness in the slightest after all this was our first visit to the venue this year!! We both know what the venue produces.


Here is a view of the "leaden sky" from the North end, facing West, (where all the weather was coming from).







This is one is from "the next peg".





Sue and I chose our "usual" pegs where we had an incling of what they contained and how to, etc. We were both "gobsmacked" when neither of us hadn't had a bite in the first hour, but what the heck it was still early.....PLENTY OF TIME YET.

I started on the pole at 11m and Sue chose her "favourite float" a little crystal waggler (it seems like the only one she has).
Single red....wot no bites......single white.....still no bites......four different soft hookers.......still nothing.

Out went my feeder rod, with method/feeder mix and hair rigged luncheon meat (cut with Sue's clever idea, an old lipstick tube, cut twist, it's in your hand).

Lunchtime.....came and went, we've had ours, now it's the fishes turn.............they weren't hungry!!

After lunch I tried the waggler on a different line, pellets, corn, maggot and ran out of ideas. I even tried the "method".
Still nothing, we could not "buy a bite" !!!!

Around 2.30 everything went quiet and still, that's when I CAUGHT THIS ONE. !!





Sue doing a very good impression of a "Carp Angler" (Bivvy Man).


and another before the landing net dried !!




" A PASSION FOR ANGLING "
[:D][;)][:D]


I think that just about sums it up, we could have stayed at home and "watched paint dry".

BUT.......we stuck it out until about 6 o'clock and as we were packing up I had the waggler rod alongside the bush and while my back was turned, putting stuff away, the inevitable happened.

DAMN ...........MISSED IT.


The one and only bite of the day, red maggot all sucked and chewed, white maggot nipped and sucked, a horrible thought entered my head at this moment, no......not dynamite and a brick.


BUT............How will I tell everyone on M.D's that I HAVE BLANKED !!!!



I did it, I did a "Sapachris"[:D][;)][;)][}:)](sorry mate couldn't resist it).

I think we shall have to wait a little untill the weather warms up a bit more yet before our next visit.

IN TRUE "ARNIE" STYLE..........I'LL BE BACK!!!!!





catch you later, tight lines, dave....
 
Last edited:

teepee

12/04/02 - 10/01/19
In Memoriam
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
2,963
nice one DS i'm sure you'll get a bite when Nora see's what you caught on camera [:D][:D][:D]

teepee.
 

Fisky

Regular member
Joined
Feb 8, 2003
Messages
1,994
Dave snr, you should have moved to that big bush you can see on the right of the first photo...

...its a perch a chuck there...

....unless your name happens to be Dave Webster![;)][:D][:eek:)]

 

davidsenior

15/03/03 - 22/06/16
In Memoriam
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
11,302
Fisky, I guess I've just changed my name LOL.

WHERE THE H**L DO YOU THINK I FISHED [:D][:eek:)][;)]


Even you could have won a 1. (maybe).[;)][;)]

catch you later, tight lines, dave....
 
G

Guest

Guest
Great to see the "secret venue" again David.

Gotta get down there mate



Hope i catch today
Andy, aka Toma

HOMEPAGE
 

Geoff P

The MOGerator
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 2, 2001
Messages
15,215
Wednesday 24th March.

For several months I had been promising myself a return trip to Springwater Lakes, Harford, Near Lampeter.

This venue comprises 2 coarse lakes and 2 trout lakes. The main coarse lake contains bream, tench, roach, dace, rudd, hybrids, crucian, perch, a few albino grass carp and carp up to 5lb. The specimen lake contains a lot of carp up to 35+lb. At least 25 over 20lb. All night fishing is available by appointment

The venue caters for caravans and camping and has a purpose built toilet and shower block and the whole site is immaculately kept. The owner Malcolm is pleasant and helpful (well he is English, from Nottingham originally)

Nick (Neo-1) and myself arrived at the venue at just past 8 this morning, and were greeted by the owner who gave us a run down on the waters and the stocking. We drove up to the Main Coarse lake, parked and had a look round the lake before deciding on our swims.

We sat ourselves in swims with our backs to the wind, for comfort. We both set up feeder rods and our poles,

My feeder rod went out with cage feeder and sweetcorn on the hook. For the pole I set up to fish three lines, at 11 metres, 9 metres (a little shallower) and at 5 metres to my right by some rushes.

Fishing was steady most of the day, the 5 metre line giving up small roach, rudd and dace, just now and again a 6 - 8 ounce fish making an appearance, and the 11 metre line giving up crucians and skimmers, all around the half pound mark with one bream of about 2.5lb. Later in the afternoon I started fishing the 9 metre line and had skimmers, roach and hybrids up to 1 pound queuing up to take the pellets I was offering. That was two new species for the fishing race. We finally packed up at 6 pm.

All in all an excellent days fishing on a cracker of a lake, and I am looking forward to the second instalment Sunday.

Anybody making a trip to Wales and want somewhere to camp and fish I can fully reccommend this venue.


Geoff


True friends are like good books. You don't always use
them but you know where they are when you need them.

Fish For Whales
 

chris grant

Regular member
Joined
Jan 31, 2003
Messages
1,167
I fished Tri Nant, near Llantrisant, South Wales on Wednesday 24 March.

As was ponited out to me by Geoff and the gang when we all went up the previous week a slight breeze can be like a gale there due to its position close to surrounding hills.

So as it was, the strength of the wind made ony sort of control on the pole an impossibility and after an hour of making rig adjustments I realised that it wasnt going to happen - The wind and tow was too strong

So I set up an open feeder and had around 20 to 25 of tench and pasties. There were long waits between bites which were all on double magg. I tried the pellet and corn on a hair rig but to no avail.

Despite not being a spectatular day and in difficult conditions I still had a good and in a way, enjoyable day.
 

Peter

'Mugger'
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
19,477
Saturday 27th.

Well MrsM told me that she would be working today,so i decided that I'd grab the chance to pop down to Elphicks and have a session on Sandwich Lake and see if i could get a few species for the Fishing Race.

I arrived at the lake at about 9am and although it was dull and overcast it felt quite mild.I have to say that i was happy to see pegs 10 & 11 were empty and plumped for peg 11 as it allows you to fish 11mtrs to the overflow stack which is the only real feature on the whole lake apart from 1 small island.

PEG11....


I know this swim pretty well,so the set up was pretty simple,Just the 1 top kit with white hydro with the rig consisting of a Drennan Lake carrying 3 no6's and a no10 and a size 20 PR24 all mounted on 012 Silk Shock Ultegra to fish at dead depth (about 4ft).
Bait was to be 6mm expanda's with micro Halibut pellets for feed.I also had some sweetcorn for a change bait.

3 good pouches of pellet and about a dozen expanda's set the table,and 1st put in the float buried and a Bream of about 2lb was safely banked.[;)]

1st Bream....



By the time that Vince arrived at about 1030am I'd managed about a dozen Bream,a small Common Carp and 4 Tench one of which was the reason for me choosing Elphicks for the days fishing,[;)]

A Golden Tench....


A lovely looking fish,not huge at just over a couple of pounds, but very welcome all the same.

Vince set up on peg 12 to my left eager to christen his new pole,as i found a few nice Roach that took a fancy to the expanda's.
It was easy fishing for me, just a question of loose feeding a pouchfull of micros after every fish.The Roach eventually vanished but not before i'd managed to get about a dozen of them,with the largest weighing 1lbs

Largest Roach....


The dissapearance of the Roach however, only meant that the Tench and Bream had returned..........Well they had for me, Vince was having one of those nightmare sessions where no matter what he tried all he could do was watch me land fish after fish and pray that his own float would finally vanish.

A typical peg 11 Tench....[;)]


Vince finally got a Bream,but i'm afraid this only proved to be a stray that had somehow mistaken peg 12 for peg 11. [:)]
Meanwhile Mr Pheasant had come down to have a feed on my redundant sweetcorn....


The only real fly in the ointment was the fact that as the day progressed it was getting colder and colder.
Still the regular pouches of micros kept the fish coming for me, among them 1 small Mirror and and a Crucian Carp



By 330 however even my fish were reluctant to feed as it had got colder still,and poor Vince despite trying some of my corn and expanda's and different rigs couldn't buy a decent bite, so we decided to call it a day.
I finished up with 25 Bream to 4lbs ,11 Tench to 3lbs including 1 Goldie, a dozen Roach to 1lbs and a Common,a Mirror and a Crucian Carp.[:)]
As we were pulling out of the car park Vince told me "Your boys (CHELSEA) are losing 2-1 to Wolves" with a large grin on his face.
Well by the time I got home the final score was CHELSEA 5-2 WOLVES [:D]
Kinda sums up mine and Vince's day.[;)]









Peter

You can't weigh it in
If it's not in the net.
 

Vince G

Hop Along
Joined
Aug 5, 2003
Messages
3,511
Peter.

Twice i've been fishing with you and twice it's been bloody awful, methinks I need to choose my fishing companions a little better [:p][:p]

Just for the record I did catch a couple of roach as well as that stray Bream, seems like it just one of those days.

Vince

 
G

Guest

Guest
The secret venuetoday,28-03-04

Today we ventured back to the "secret venue", after reading david senior's report of his and SuzieQ day there we were wondering what lay in store, would we catch or not ???
Daz, Bernie and myself went down to the waters

Arrived at 9.30am, tackled up and fishing for 10am

I fished the feeder rod.as did Daz and Bernie, although Daz set his pole up.

For baits i had white and red maggots
Groundbat for me was ground halibut pellets, flovoured with scopex

This is the peg i fished from


Daz was to my right and Bernie was to my left

First cast, kept it short, 30 yards or so, left the rig in for 15 or 20 minutes, reeled in, fresh double white maggot on the size 18 hook, cast to the same place, 10 minutes later my rod tip went, i was a happy fella, a skimmer of about 1/2 pound, next cast, yet another skimmer, onother 9 casts or so brought me another 3 skimmers, the swim went dead so i had a cup of tea and a sandwich.

By this time Daz had got a skimmer, Bernie was soldiering on also.
Tea and sandwich finished back in the water, 3 casts later another skimmer, then another, then another.

I heard Bernie shout, i've got a bite, sure enough he pulled his first Tench in

And here he/she is, a fish of about 2lbs



I continued to land more skimmers, in total i have 14

Daz posed for his picture with 2 of the fish he got



Bernie got a skimmer to go with his tench.

We called it a day at 5pm, Rubbish cleaned away in our bags, van packed and headed home.
A great day at a great fishery




Hope i catch today
Andy, aka Toma

HOMEPAGE
 

teepee

12/04/02 - 10/01/19
In Memoriam
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
2,963
Peter, nice report & pictures, you always catch well from that venue & peg...

nice one Toma looks like you showed Daz & Bernie how to do it

teepee.
 

Peter

'Mugger'
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
19,477
Thanks Tony,
It's a cracking venue for restoring the confidence, Badly needed after the Medway.[;)]
(Not sure that Vince shares the same opinion though.)
Andy,
Nice to see you catching well,but is it wise to beat your Taxi driver?[:)]

Peter

You can't weigh it in
If it's not in the net.
 

nick_gilbert

NG Floats, Elastic
Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 16, 2003
Messages
5,356
peter

I will have to post a report on the medway in the new season show you there are a few fish in there LOL [:p]

Born to Fish [:D]
Forced to Work [:(]
 

TheHat

Regular member
Joined
Sep 18, 2003
Messages
1,060
Smashing report Peter!

Vince is lulling you into a false sense of security for the Big Event later in the year.

The idea is that every time you go fishing together, he catches nowt and you are conned into thinking he's cwap.

But come the Day!........

********************
If you want to get a head,
get a........

http://uk.geocities.com/stillspreadbury/
 

davidsenior

15/03/03 - 22/06/16
In Memoriam
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
11,302
Three Musketeers went to Strensall.............

Myself, Susie Q, and my old mate Bob.

By the time Sue and I arrived at Strensall this morning at about 08.45 Bob was already catching small Roach.
It didn't take us long to tackle up and start catching him up........well, you have to give the "old un's" a head start.
"Don't you Fisky "!!

What a glorious day, the weather was alright too !
Right from the off it was almost a fish a chuck, some of them were real good quality fish too.

All day the three of us saw plenty of action from Roach and Skimmers Bob was the only one of us to get something "unusual" a Perch of just over the pound mark. Sorry I didn't get a photo of that one.

I did however manage to take a few shots to show "the quality" of fish in the place.


Here's a face that Beebs will recognise from the Buscot Outing my
"old" mate Bob, who is not yet an M.D.


Nice Skimmer !!


Nice Roach 1.5lb ish.




Me in My "JAN PORTER JACKET" with a Roach (photo by "Nora").




"Nora" with one of her many (slabs she called 'em)........Skimmers.



All in all the weather was very good and once again Strensall didn't let us down......."it always fishes well even in WINTER."
Nice venue, level banks, good platforms and very suitable for the disabled anglers amongst us.











catch you later, tight lines, dave....
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top