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teepee

12/04/02 - 10/01/19
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after a couple of emails with Martin arrangements were made
to spend a couple of days trying to catch a Zander & a Catfish
for the fishing-race,

i met Martin and Sammy (Martins daughter) wednesday morning
on the north bank of the nene, plans were to fish the north bank
for a zander and then move on to Willowcroft lake for the night
session to catch a catfish, sounds good but you know what they
say about best made plans,

first as we had met in the pub carpark and it was 11.30am and
the weather was red hot we thought it only fare to have a pint
of the black stuff just for medicinal you understand,
but they did'nt open until 12.00, so no drink and off to the
pegs where Martin had some previous success with the zanders,

but there was a match on the pegs that we wanted to fish,
so we tackled up in some other pegs, all three of us setting
up to fish 2 rods with dead baits, Martin set up a pole to
catch us some roach to use as bait, after nearly an hour and
no bites on the pole Martin decides to go and try and get a
few fish in a near-by drain,
two hours later Martins back with a dozen roach & a couple
of bleak,

rods baited away we go after 15 mins Sammy has a run which
turned out to be a small zander (Jammy Sammy) how it got the
bait in its mouth i'll never know,
heres Sammy with the little zander and a big smile...

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the next 2 hours saw no action at all apart from Jammy-Sammy
taking the mick how she had got a zander and i had'nt,

just as i was thinking it was'nt going to happen and we were
talking of packing up to move on to the Cat lake i got a run,
the resulting strike and bend in the rod it was obviously a
decent fish but was it a zander or a pike?
after a couple of powerful runs we got a glimpse of it,
Sammy shouting out its a zander no sooner had she said it
the hooks pulled and it was off.... Ba.....

why is it all lost fish have that name,

more mickey taking from Jammy-Sammy..god i hate smart kids,

no more bites it was off to Willowcroft cat-lake to set up
for the night session,
arriving at the lake there was a big generator airiator pump
going and talking to the bailiff he said that they were
having a few problems with water quality and the fishing
was slow, not good news...

still not to be detered,
so snap tackles were replaced by hair rigs to fish big
halibut pellets,
well slow it was, Martin missed a run on a pop up boilie,
at 1.00am i got a run, stikeing into the fish i'm now
wondering is it a cat or a carp? the slow dogged fight
and first sight of the fish, sees me saying to Martin
who's now waiting with the net "its a cat"
that reminds me i must give Martin some lessons with the
landing net...
on the third attempt martin managed to get it in the net,

and here it is... ugly devil,
(yeh all right i know and the fish is not much better)

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well the rest of the night passed without anymore action
which allowed me some well needed sleep despite that
bloody deisel generator going all night long...

07.30am i had another run which saw me playing another
cat right to the bank and then pulling out of it..B......
still i'd got my catfish and thats what mattered.

mid morning and time to pack up and back to the north
bank for a last try for a zander before heading home,

again we had to stop off to try and catch some fresh baits
for the zander, with the wind now blowing quite strong
presentation to catch the roach was proving difficult,
a couple of hours and just a dozen baits, it was off
to the north bank,

it was now 1.00pm as we tackled up for the zander we
both agreed we could only fish till 4.30pm, as Martin had
to go and get ready for the welsh fish-in and me the long
drive back home, so no pressure 3 hrs to catch a zander,

with the wind ever increasing the north bank of the nene
now resembled the north sea...

as the clock ticked away things were'nt looking good and
thoughts of going home without a zander.

talk about leaving it late 4.15pm and a bite the resulting
strike and its a decent fish but is it a zander or a pike,
Martin this time armed with his landing net awaits the
first sight of the fish... after a few heart stopping
lunges its a zander, all thats left to do is for Martin
to do his stuff with the net,
easy enough you'd think...no way! the net gets caught
on the spiney dorsal fin the net colapses and falls off
the handle, me i'm now cr@ping me self...my prize is laid
there on the surface with a specimen landing-net hung
from its back,

but Martin undetered slips a hand under its chin and hands
it out...PHEW

and here it is...

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thanks to this fishing race thats two new species that
iv'e never caught before,

all thats left to say is thanks to Martin, not the most
productive of fishing days, but a very memorable trip,
cheers Martin...




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davidsenior

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Hi Teepee, Nice Zander mate !!
You were right about the Catfish it is better looking than you !! LOL

Pity you 'aint caught a GRASSIE for the fish race innit?(as the Bradford lads say).

While I'm here, THAT VENUE is in big demand, arm yourself with Luncheon Meat, micro marine hallibut pellets (feed), soft hookers and corn.
Gotta go to work now, see yah soon!!

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

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Well done Teepee mate.

Nice fish mate.

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Tight Lines,

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Well Done Teepee, it looks like Martin and I have some catching up to do.

I know you are going to Yorkshire after Grassies on Monday and Tuesday. Saddly i have to work.

But I may sneak Monday.

Best of luck

Poles

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teepee
that must be one of the best reports i have read

well done you ugly bugger

also well done to you martin for giving him the chance of beating you in the race lol lol


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Well done TeePee great read and you got your result in the end.[:)][8D]

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Teepee,

Great read as always,and a couple of nice fish.[:)]

Jealous Moi????? [;)]

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well done teepee i enjoyed your company & was glad you got your cat & zed even though it puts you ahead of me (for time being)
WHATS THIS NICK HAS PUT? sneaking off for a grassie without an invite to me.
you forgot to mention at willowcroft there were some sticklebacks in the margin so sammy put a few pinkies in & armed with a top 2 rig tried for one but although she didnt manage the stickleback she still got 3 pionts in the form of a 2" long carp talk about Jammy Sammy.
bye the way i dont know where she gets all this micky taking from i would never do anything like that
ANYONE ELSE WANT TO HAVE A GO FOR THE ZEDS & CATS THERE WELCOME

tight lines.
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teepee

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thanks for the replys everyone,

Martin forgot about Sammy's little carp, i did'nt have a picture of it, i think you took one,
yeh right who does she get the micky taking from.."HER DAD"
once again thanks & we'll def do it again, beer-toast1.gif

good luck to Nick(polepot) & Martin with the remaining species and to everyone else of course,

any Sturgeon helpers out there [:p]


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Very fine report teepee - and a couple of good fish too.

Lid [:)]
 
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Teepee, a cool cat getting a cat.[8D]

Nice one tashy, [;)]

Martin, Sammy,i cannot imagine you two taking the micky.

Cya all later.

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ken age 63

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lovely read Teepee,did it ever accure to you that Martin was not trying to land your fish, BUTtrying to knock them off, lol

Commonsense aint that common,is it?

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Nice report Tony, and also nice fish for your list, now all you need is a 10lb Barbel to go with them lol. It just so happens that I know where some live and you will be there pretty soon [;)][;)][;)]



Tight Lines

Mark


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Hi Teepee, great report and nice photos.
If you could catch a "GRASSIE" it would finish your report off nicely !!!!! I'M SAYING NOWT.

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teepee

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Ken i never thought of that thinking.gif

Mark a 10lb, barbel now that does sound good [:)] cya soon,

Susie Q, whats that "I'M SAYING NOWT." that'll be a first for a woman lol, i'll see you & Dave tuesday and dont over feed them grassies [:D]



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