Arrow Valley Lake

markyboy

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Not been out since lockdown but decided to go to get some fresh air and maybe a fish or two on Saturday. With 2 degree air temp and 6 degree water temp and a mix of rain and snow when I arrived at my peg was not hoping for much. Spent 2 hours fishing popped up bread and or mini boilies to a feature at around 80m hoping for a carp but the tip never moved so went to plan B. Mini hybrid feeder with groundbait, a 10mm red wafter on a 14 QM1 so virtually weighless when tested in a tub of water. Clipped up at 40m and out it went, left the first 3 chucks for 15 mins then on the fourth chuck at 8 mins the tip pulled round and I was in. The almost dead weight with the occasional solid thump as I slowly drew the fish towards me made me think it was bream shaped and sure enough I put my landing net under a nice 3lb bream. Next cast and the same happened only I missed the bite as I struck too early. No mistake third cast and another 3lb bream was soon in the net. This set the pattern for the rest of the day and I finished with 12 bream between 3 and 4lb for a 38lb total.
Anyone that knows the size of Arrow Valley will be able to appreciate how much water must have been flowing into the lake as when I started my wooden platform was 2" above the water and when I packed up 6hrs later it was an inch under the water!!!
 

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Silverfisher

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Great session that 👍🏻

It’s only really been in the last few years that I’ve kind of cottoned on to how reliable feeders bream sometimes can be when it’s cold.
 

Lee Richards

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Nice net of fish.
Where the Arrow flows though by Alcester which is a fair way down from the Valley the river was over the banks and that's very unusual.
 

Zerkalo

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Sounds like a good day! I want to fish there so that's promising for a few Spring sessions there for me.
 

OldTaff

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Nice net of fish there - I always found it a little alarming when the tide comes in on a lake during your session
 

markyboy

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Nice net of fish.
Where the Arrow flows though by Alcester which is a fair way down from the Valley the river was over the banks and that's very unusual.
Yes, noticed the arrow had risen by about a foot between the morning and afternoon going to and from my peg
 

bluemack

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For some reason it,s not letting me see the pic, i,ll be over there tomo so will have a mosy. (y)
 

markyboy

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Went again this Saturday, was planning on fishing on the point but there were some carp boys there so settled in on peg 45 next to where I had fished the previous weekend. Not a bite all day on the hybrid feeder ringing the changes with hookbaits. Fortunately popped up bread got me out of jail fished at 70m on the bomb, 2 bites, 2 fish, a stunning 10lb carp that was almost orange in colour and next cast a 4lb bream. bailiff collared me this time and it's £6 on the bank for a day ticket.
 
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