If you could fish any venue?

Zerkalo

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When i look back over the years i have been fishing, had some great sessions on the Rivers across the Midlands, also commercials and now naturals in Devon.

But if i had to choose one venue, River Severn, Trimpley section. The best Barbel session i have ever had. Don't reckon i will repeat that again in my lifetime.
It's a shame it's such a long walk from BAA parking to Trimpley these days as it's probably the most picturesque stretch of river I've seen in person.
 

The Hitman

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It's a shame it's such a long walk from BAA parking to Trimpley these days as it's probably the most picturesque stretch of river I've seen in person.
That session was probably 30 years ago. No trolleys then. Brilo seatbox, plus my other kit. Not sure have still recovered 🤣🤣
Tamar Devon bank is longer i reckon. That's a killer even with a trolley 😳
 

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It's about 3 hour drive from me so I've asked my dad to look for caravan sites in the area, probably next year now... a very kind offer!
With 2 guest tickets you could overnight, there is a travelodge in Godalming,
 

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If I could choose only one coarse fishery in the UK, it would have to be Stafford Moor 👍
 

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If you could fish any venue where would it be?

I would like to fish

a) Marsh Farm, Godalming. Probably the preeminent Crucian fishery I know of.
b) Sutton Lake, Shropshire. A Carp syndicate that also holds big Crucians.

Feels like I haven't shut up about Crucians since catching a few big ones this year, they're addictive. Only other place I can think of right now that I'd like to have a dabble on is Walthamstow Reservoirs for the big Bream. Maybe a lottery win or something and I'd buy a property close by.

Suggestions for me welcome, otherwise what are your choices?

Just go for it. If you have to sleep (rough) in your vehicle overnight, do it (there are loads of quiet country lanes around milford). If you need to save up for a few weeks, go for it. There's no point in waiting for the right time or set of circumstances, because it might never happen.
Myself and a mate did the same thing last year on the avon & stour. We found a couple of quiet 24 hr car parks and stayed for a few days. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Of course it can take a bit of organising (bait etc) but at marsh farm there's a bait shop on site & a spar shop at the end of the road (for provisions etc) so you would be halfway there in terms of organisation. Just go for it.
 

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Get a time machine and go back to fish the Tweed in the 70s with all those big roach and huge dace….
Definitely with you on that one as I just caught the very end of that time when it was starting to decline. Also what about the Eden around the same time had some big bags of Dace and Chub from there
 

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I guess it takes all sorts Steve but whilst my main objective is enjoyment when I'm fishing I like to explore a venue. It gives me a better understanding of what's going on.

Nothing at all wrong with familiarity, but if you don't vary the swims, you'll never know...
Fully agree, I have found some individual species are territorial staying within an area of a venue, Tench and Perch being prime examples.
 

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Wingham, in Kent.
Wingham would be nice and I know the owner well - so maybe, just maybe.

There are lots of other (mostly hush, hush) specialist waters I’d like to fish but most are limited access with long waiting lists. Another big roach water would be top of my list.

One of my mates is fishing a new water today as a guest. It will be really interesting to hear what he thinks; it could be amazing………
 

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Already fished my 2 dream waters
Redmire and Ashmead
Caught 2 from Redmire and lost one of the big girls at Ashmead...
Fishing the Trent next Sat...🎣
Redmire is such an eerie place isn't it, amazingly atmospheric.
The only time I fished it was in February about 10 years ago so obviously wasnt much coming out but a fantastic weekend anyway
 

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In the UK another vote for Marsh farm, worldwide it would be sea fishing the Florida Keys.
 

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Right now I'd settle for Gwinear. Dropped the lad there at 9am and I'm shopping in Newquay with the Mrs. He's just phoned me and said he's bagging on big Carp. "Fish a chuck here Dad"
I'm sureRed Hill Phil can remember what the lad could do on there when he was 11year old.
 

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I was due to fish the Royalty today but a bad back this morning has meant the trip is postponed.

I'd love to fish the main pond at Milton Abbas (syndicate); alas even the small previously day-ticket pond is no longer available.
 

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I was due to fish the Royalty today but a bad back this morning has meant the trip is postponed.

I'd love to fish the main pond at Milton Abbas (syndicate); alas even the small previously day-ticket pond is no longer available.

I've lost loads of fishing in recent years. A very large proportion of the lower (yorkshire) derwent has had the access closed by the relevant 'nature' group. A bit like the Attenborough situation in notts. Such attitudes are common in the north of england. A mate of mine reckons this is down to the perception these groups get from watching anglers on tv. Bouncing about like fools, shouting and generally behaving in a way that is not compatible with what is perceived to be acceptable behaviour in the countryside. I don't necessarily concur with this view but it is a bit of a chicken & egg scenario. Which came first the distain for anglers or the various nature groups perception of us?
 

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Right now I'd settle for Gwinear. Dropped the lad there at 9am and I'm shopping in Newquay with the Mrs. He's just phoned me and said he's bagging on big Carp. "Fish a chuck here Dad"
I'm sureRed Hill Phil can remember what the lad could do on there when he was 11year old.
^^ Lovely drop of water....;)(y)
 

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Not a venue but if I had the choice I’d move to Holland. That ain’t going to happen so I’d love a big river at the bottom of my garden. Either a nice slab filled Broads thing or the Trent,Severn or Wye. Something with a bit of flow👍
Having said that I do like a big reservoir, 100 acres plus, somewhere that I need to put into use a bit of watercraft👍
Maybe a nice intimate roving river. Oh, I don’t know😂
 

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I plan on making a trip each year to fish one of our countries great rivers - the Wye is probably the one I have highest expectations of.

I've also spent some time along the Danube without ever fishing it, and always wondered what I could get out of there.
 
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