Sunday, 31 August 2008

31/08 Trent

Oh dear...immediately below the ******...snags

**yds below the ******...snags

1 bream, about 6lbs

Friday, 29 August 2008

29/08 Trent

****** swim...back in barbel country

17:50 7lbs
18:55 7lbs
19:35 8lbs
20:35 9lb 0oz (weighed)
21:10 8lbs

All fish came close in, nothing near the ***** in the middle

Plenty rolling...worth the walk

Thursday, 28 August 2008

28/08 Trent

Short evening session **yds below the ******

Sat down...10 secs later...1st fish barbel 8lb 10oz @ 19:00

4 bream

did find a couple of snags and not easy to land 'em...jurys still out on this swim

Monday, 25 August 2008

25/08 Trent

Tried 2 new swims below the ******, didnt feel comfortable in either

1st one could be good later on...just didnt like the ants

livebaits on both rods 'til 6ish, just a small pike and a small perch

Archie popped down, so I stayed and showed him how to catch bream...

1 barbel 8lbs @ 18:15 and a few bream

Friday, 22 August 2008

22/08 Trent

Above the ******, fished the inside but could hold further out when I tried...only wished I'd tried earlier

3 barbel, all 6-7lbers @ 18:15, 20:35 and 21:55

Mark Barber blanked

Thursday, 21 August 2008

21/08 Trent

Same swim, pretty slow, not many knocks

1 bream and a 8lb 1oz barbel @ 22:00

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

19/08 Trent

Longer session...same swim

7 (seven) bream

2 barbel, 7lber @ 17:10 and 12lb 0oz @ 20:55...but think its the same fish as previous night

took another bad photo of it...

Monday, 18 August 2008

18/08 Trent

*** swim again...but I didn't have much time lol

1st barbel @ 20:10, 6lber

2nd barbel @ 20:35, 12lb 4oz

only arrived at 19:40...left at at the right time is the way forwards

Friday, 15 August 2008

15/08 Trent

Back in the *** swim with my new net

gave it a good test, worked fine...

2 pike about 5 and 6lbs and a micropike

1 perch about 2lbs, 1 bream and 1 roach

9lb 15oz barbel...@ 21:30

Thursday, 14 August 2008

14/08 Trent

Another daytime session, river has colour and depth

started in the ******** swim, no bites in 2 hours fishing close in

moved 2 up from the ******, 1 barbel @ 15:25

also lost something that went straight out then sprinted straight in...carp or a crazy chub?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

12/08 trent

Fished the *** swim on advice that it was fishing well...maybe he meant the next 1 along?

4 bream and lost possibly a barbel but dont think it was a big one

again another swim for later on in the season, good access and comfortable

didnt seem to be affected by the rain much but then I'd never fished it before

Sunday, 10 August 2008

10/08 Derwent

Back to the old faithful swim

Plan is to catch the Derwent right and hit the Trent tues following Saturday rain

River coloured and a good level

2 barbel 19:50 & 21:20 (6lbs and smaller)

1 chub and a bream in the margins

Friday, 8 August 2008

08/08 Trent

The original Trent banker swim, very low and clear though

1 barbel (5-6lbs again) 21:05 (again)

Lost 1 in the bush again, stupid chub

Long day, should have fished for perch 1st

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

06/08 trent

An evening in the swim I'd wanted to spend an evening in...

1 barbel @ 21:05 (5-6lbs) and a chub and a chublet

maybe later on in the season...

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

05/08 trent

Short session 1st swim above the ******

2 barbel 20:35 and 20:50

1st 1 put up a good scrap...for a 6lber lol

also a bream a chub and a eel

good swim, didnt find any snags but pedestrians could be a problem...

Friday, 1 August 2008

01/08 Trent

Another daytime session, tried the swim 2 up from the ******

felt good, no snags, no weed problems but no fish (2 hours there)

not great for close in perching due to reeds etc

moved to the ******** swim, took an hour to catch a livebait suitable...then nothing took it

1 barbel close in, 10lb 8oz @ 16:30

need a longer landing net handle for the ****** swims