- Mar 10, 2019
I’d quite happily emigrate to the Southern Hemisphere at the end of November and come back in March as much of that period is a washout here.
I find that really hard to believe.If I can go out and catch fish, one way or another, right through the winter then I’m sure you can. You’re in a much better part of the country than me.I’d quite happily emigrate to the Southern Hemisphere at the end of November and come back in March as much of that period is a washout here.
Same here, except swap canal for local commercials as the Royal Military is too far for me to travel. Don't like summer much - don't go out when the forecast is 25c or greater. Winter? Used to love it, but can only get out sometimesspring or autumn for me
closed season aint a bother as Ive got the canal to fish
I think in 10 years of adult life the winter of 18/19 is the only winter that I can recall that wasnt stuffed by floods, snow frosts etc. I did have some really good fishing that winter but apart from that the rivers have largely spent the winters flooded and/or freezing. Still apart from a bit of a lull in 19 the summer and autumn fishing has been brilliant for those 10 years so can't complain reallyI find that really hard to believe.If I can go out and catch fish, one way or another, right through the winter then I’m sure you can. You’re in a much better part of the country than me.
Monks is under 20 miles from me the other side of Maidstone, while Orchard Farm is around a couple of miles further at Paddock Wood. Nearer to me is the little Willows, and of course Mote Park which I've fished a few times this yearcould if pushed walk to seabrook to fish the military
even the furthest parts for me is easier than driving to lets say Monks
not that you can drive much here at the mo anyway
Couldn’t agree more.You can keep winter , I think it's going to be a struggle to even find anywhere to fish around here for the foreseable with all floodwater around and bad forecasts . Like others have said, the seasons of late are very different and the wet mildish winters seems to be the norm nowadays .
I love it when its warmer late spring all the way through to november ,hate it when there is ice on the ground although i used to walk about 2 to 3 miles with a creel and the rest of my gear to Lifford canal or Cannon hill park and break ice when I was a kid . I need to man up and get outNow it's the depths of winter, some people don't like it for fishing, I don't mind it, but it got me thinking about which seasons of the year I prefer.
Spring - Probably my least favourite due to the closed season and my Bream venue also having a closed season. Late Spring I can get on with, as I can do a bit of Tench fishing when it's adequately warm. Late March though, this was the first big lockdown month of this year, I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to fish for. By that time I've already had my fix of Winter Commercial feeder fishing, it might not be warm enough for Crucians yet, and the rivers are closed.
Summer - Probably my favourite. The rivers have reopened and I can bask in the sun for all day sessions, or chose to go on impromptu evening sessions.
Autumn - Another good season, aside from the leaves. I have heard it described as the least favourite of some anglers due to the leaves. But this is prime river fishing season for me and there's still a chance of fishing for some Bream.
Winter - I make do by going to commercials, which although I haven't done that much of this year, gives me my fix and I adapt tactics for comfort by just legering. And it seems there's also a bit of sport to be had on my local river, with even Barbel showing this year.
In summary, I like the different seasons of British weather as it means I have to rotate my fishing, but I do feel at a bit of a loss at some times of year, particularly early Spring. The big lockdown could not have happened during a better month for me this year, by the time it was over, it was already prime Tench time.
Up until the past few days we have had daytime temperatures just into double figures in the far South East! Crazy for the time of year. It has got colder the past 2 or 3 days or so.You can keep winter , I think it's going to be a struggle to even find anywhere to fish around here for the foreseable with all floodwater around and bad forecasts . Like others have said, the seasons of late are very different and the wet mildish winters seems to be the norm nowadays .