(Photos) 7th June Dane River Lithuania

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G2LAndrew

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This was actually the session I had originally planned for the previous day, with the idea being that I would spend a few hours targeting Bleak.

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I arrived at the swim at 5.30pm with the temperature bank side stifling. The swim is in a wooded area, accessed from an overgrown path a few hundred meters from the bridge by the Klaipeda Botanical Gardens on the outskirts of Tauralaukis village.

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My initial tactic was to fish 24 inches deep with all of the shot locking (no dropper shot), and after a slow start I finally got my first fish, but not a Bleak but a Stickleback, the first I have caught in Lithuania. It was pretty big for a Stickleback and absolutely covered in Argulus.

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The Bleak did then start to come, but only to a little over an ounce and when you look at how big a Bleak weighing an ounce actually looks, it makes you think about how big the 9oz British record must have been.

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After an hour I decided to deepen off and fish around a rod length out, just over the pads in the margin. I fed brown crumb mixed with casters and a roach additive and loose fed maggot with single white maggot as my hook bait. Almost immediately I was into a nice Rudd.

I fished for a little over 3 hours in total with 53 fish of which around half were Bleak with the remainder made up of nice Rudd, roach and Skimmers to exactly 11oz.

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When I left to watch the football the fish were feeding and there were still a couple of hours of light so I am sure I could have stretched the bag a little more.
 
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G2LAndrew

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Thanks Guys. Actually it never ceases to amaze me how fish are never as big as you think they will be. I was sure the largest of the Rudd would make 1LB but alas only 11oz. I had a 14oz Rudd from the same swim a week or so back so it is obviously a good spot for them.
 

Ady

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That top fish is gorgeous, id love to do a full day at a location like that it looks perfect!

I bet there are a good few over 1lb living in conditions like that, they will come eventually!
 

G2LAndrew

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Hi Adymon, I agree, I think I will break the 1LB soon enough but tend to fish Ekete lake more. Going to try worms on the lake tomorrow as per your suggestion, I will let you know how it goes but am out of the office until Tuesday so maybe no report until then :)
 

Ady

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Ohh ok make sure you take pictures!

Im pretty sure worms will pick out the better fish, hope im right, for your sake ^_^
 

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Great report, It reminded me of what fishing is supose to be about. Not always trying to bag 1,000000 lb of fish?

More in the future plaese.
 
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