Thursday, 31 December 2009

31/12 Trent

River has risen another foot or so since yesterday, opted to fish the same swim though

Decided it was too boiley after the 1st hour and a half and moved to the next one up which looked a bit calmer.

Normal service resumed, just caught a few sticks and other assorted debris...

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

30/12 Trent

Perch fishing trip cancelled due to an excess of cold dirty water in the rivers, zander fishing on the Trent instead

2 zander, about 3lbs and 5lbs

Nice to actually catch fish for a change

Saturday, 26 December 2009

26/12 Derwent

Reeled in something about 12 inches across, flat and round.

It was black in colour and had a hole in the middle, I was wondering if it could be a record?

Not really...blanked again

Monday, 21 December 2009

21/12 Derwent

Not been out for a while so thought I'd put in an appearance...

Feel much better for 1 1/2 hours of sitting in the cold

A fish would have been a nice bonus though

Friday, 11 December 2009

11/12 Derwent

Spent 1/2 an hour catching leaves at my 1st choice of venue before heading elsewhere. Then deceided to go somewhere else...

One small barbel @ 17:15, at least it ends my run of blanks

Had put this area down as one to fish for barbel later on in the season, glad I got round to it eventually and that it does hold at least one barbel. Will be giving another go at some point...

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

09/12 Dove

Unsurprising Dove be honest wasn't expecting to catch anything anyway

At least I didn't go home dissapointed

Sunday, 6 December 2009

06/12 Trent

Successfully completed my hat-trick of blanks

Trent burst its banks giving me the excuse I needed to go home

Didn't fall over

Saturday, 5 December 2009

05/12 Trent

Nice to catch leaves somewhere else for a change...

No fish

Only fell over once...

Friday, 4 December 2009

04/12 Derwent

Tried upstream of Wednesday for 1 stick, some leaves and a lost feeder.

Moved downstream but just caught leaves.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

02/12 Derwent

Return to leaf city and a stretch of river that actually holds some barbel...

One barbel 10lb 10oz @ 18:20, maybe one other bite that stole me meat

Fell over twice...

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

25/11 Trent

The route to my 1st choice of swims was underwater, ended up getting back in the car and driving elsewhere

Still nothing like last season down there...caught nothing

In fact no sign of any fish at all, very strange

Sunday, 22 November 2009

22/11 Trent

Cold, wet and windy however a flash of inspiration saw me leave the comfort of watching footy on the tele in the warm...

Didnt fancy ****** ***** in the wind and rain but it did look good

Couldnt have done any worse than where I ended up, should have given it a go...

Friday, 20 November 2009

20/11 Derwent

Not quite the bream fest Id promised...

2 bream for me and a ruffe for Archie

Another stretch of river to put on the back burner, the next one starts 300yds upstream...

"You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something."

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

18/11 Trent

Got to make this my last session in this area, it really isn't very good

Tried a new swim about 1/2 way down for one bream and a lost bream at the net

No doubt I will be back at some point though...

Sunday, 15 November 2009

15/11 Trent

Trent at the top of its banks at ********** and ended up on the *** **** of the ****

No supprise as to which fish I caught...

Now weighing 12lb 6oz and caught at 18:05

Camera still needs batteries, watch stopped and head torch on its way out...need a battery shop desperately!

Friday, 13 November 2009

13/11 Trent


River rising, coloured, lots of crap coming down, should have been ideal

Probably should have stayed in...

Thursday, 12 November 2009

12/11 Trent

May have hooked a bream but it turned into a snag

The only action on another wet night

This stretch will produce one day I'm sure...

Saturday, 7 November 2009

07/11 Derwent

2 perch, 1 decent 1 smaller

will give this swim another go...

Friday, 6 November 2009

06/11 Trent

River levels back to about normal

Just need fish now...

1 barbel about 8lbs @ 19:00

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

04/11 Trent

Should really take a brolly when fishing in the a bit wet
1 barbel about 10 1/2lbs @ 20:40...scales playing up though
One bream and a shed load of leaves for Nookie

Saturday, 31 October 2009

31/10 Derwent

A few Small perch and a small pike on minnows

One small perch on spinner, nothing but knocks on worm

Friday, 30 October 2009

30/10 Trent

my 1st one eyed barbel of the season at 18:15...well 1st ever I think

2 eyed 11lb 0oz barbel at 19:15, looks familiar though...

One chub about 4lbs

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

28/10 Derwent

No joy on my pre-baited spot or with my pre-baited bait and no sign of any carp

However...6 bream to 8lbs to downstream rod

All fish between 5 and 7.30, went home at 8.30

My good turn for the day was to rescue a baby duck, seemed to float happily away...

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

27/10 Derwent

Lost a small jack and successfully pre-baited for following night...

Monday, 26 October 2009

25/10 Trent

Couple of hours in the *** swim for a couple of bream...

Still needs rain

Friday, 23 October 2009

23/10 Derwent

Peg **

One perch about 1 1/2lbs from left hand tree and a couple (3) missed bites

Just small knocks on feeder rods

Big fish moving about though, most likely carp...

Sunday, 18 October 2009

18/10 Trent

The *** swim

2 bream

very slow...apparently rains on the way though

Saturday, 17 October 2009

17/10 Derwent

**** swim, livebaits close in and feeder/ lobworm in the 'main flow'

3 perch about 1lb on the feeder, nothing on the livebait

might be worth trying the worm in deeper water?

Friday, 16 October 2009

16/10 Trent

*** swim...starting to think I might spend a bit of time here, not found anywhere better yet

1 barbel at 19:50 about 6/ 7lbs and a microbream

Thursday, 15 October 2009

15/10 Trent

Started on the *** **** ** *** **** but found a couple of snags

Gonna leave that one for when it floods and I don't have to go near the snags...

Ended up in the *** swim

3 bream...well one dropped off at the net but I'm counting it.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

11/10 Derwent

Perch and bream session

Just a small pike and a microbream (for the *****) of about 5/6lbs and listened to my footy bet lose to cap a crap weekend for fishing...cue violin music...

Less sure of this areas barbel potential, until it gets cold and wet anyway

Saturday, 10 October 2009

10/10 Derwent

Late afternoon perch session

1 small pike

England lost

Friday, 9 October 2009

09/10 Trent

Blanks for both me and the Nookster

Very quiet, not even a chub...shit happens

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

07/10 Derwent

The ****** below the *** ******

The rain didnt appear to have made much of a difference to the river level

Theres big bream up here as well...biggest of being 9lb 7oz

Well i think it was the biggest, wish I'd weighed the other to be sure...

Sunday, 4 October 2009

04/10 Derwent

Appears much deeper below the ***** although the swim I wanted was taken by the only other person there...

Lots of 'bits' to maggot in the middle, just a nusiance jack pike to livebaits

came back later and fished above the ***** **** into dark

no bites and packed up at 8

Friday, 2 October 2009

02/10 Derwent & Trent

1/2 hour in my pre-baited swim...felt too shallow and no flow and weedy...looks ok for perch though

Change of venues, same result...ended up fishing the *** swim, probably should have been somewhere upstream

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

30/09 Derwent

The ***** **** ***** *** ***** ****

Pre-baited mon and tues and fished weds

Straightened hook by what must have been a good carp

15lb 4oz carp and 8lb 3oz bream, some decent fish in that stretch

Sunday, 27 September 2009

27/09 Derwent

Perch fishing **** ****** swim

totaly low and clear

a few small perch up to a £...

Friday, 25 September 2009

25/09 Trent

Started off in my all time favourite Trent swim for the 1st time this season...snagged twice, no bites, moved to the ******

just as bad, except no snags and unfortunately did catch a bream...

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

23/09 Trent

Had a look upstream but ended up in my usual swim on this stretch...

maggot feeder upstream/ boilie downstream didnt really work

1 barbel 11lb 1oz @ 19:55 looks a different fish

must fish elsewhere next time just in case

Sunday, 20 September 2009

20/09 Derwent

very slow perch fishing, peg **

just the 1 proper take, medium sized pike that got off

had a go for a barbel as being pestered by a group of them eating my stray maggots

must work out how to use reel, dont want to have to go in after my rod again

7lbs or so at 19:00...

Friday, 18 September 2009

18/09 Trent

Tried downstream but no flow and snagged up 1st cast

back **** *** ****...1 barbel, 10lb 9oz @ 21:20

couple of chublets and a bream

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

15/09 Trent

Same old same old...struggled to catch a suitable livebait - the only one I did took by a pike (copy/ paste here lol)

Nice deep barbel of 11lb 0oz @ 18:45

Just chubby taps and a small chub after that

Sunday, 13 September 2009

13/09 Derwent

Same old same old...struggled to catch a suitable livebait

the only one I did took by a pike

Friday, 11 September 2009

11/09 Trent

Following Archies tip off, although conditions were wrong

At least I didnt blank, 3 bream, one of them quite decent

must be struggling to say that...

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

09/09 Trent

With James to try *** just over *** ****** supprise for me this season...

Sunday, 6 September 2009

06/09 Trent

The *** swim

cheap casters from Borrowash tackle

Possibly that fish from last season again @ 18:00 weighing 12lb 5oz

Did try for perch but only caught pike

Saturday, 5 September 2009

05/09 Trent

*** swim 05:00 start!!!

One barbel @ 05:20, pinhead

3 bream which I managed to unhook in the water...

Thursday, 3 September 2009

03/09 Trent

Upstream **** *** ****

river clear but rising looks good...blanked

Monday, 31 August 2009

31/08 Derwent

Grim...1 chublet

Even tried a halibut

Sunday, 30 August 2009

30/08 Derwent

Peg * * is still fishing hard...

Blankety blank

Thursday, 27 August 2009

27/08 Trent

Fished 1 above my last visit, river low and clear

My excuse for blanking anyway...

Monday, 24 August 2009

24/08 Trent

*******'* swim again

Fished into dark but not a touch

Thursday, 13 August 2009

13/08 Trent

*******'* swim

Lost a carp (probably) that made the ****** before a 8 1/2lb barbel @ 21:25

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

12/08 Trent

**** the **** again

3 barbel, biggest was 9lb 11oz, I think it was the 1st one of the evening

Times of 19:50, 20:20 and 20:55

Sunday, 9 August 2009

09/08 Derwent

1 pike

1 perch

Can't have been very big as i never noted their sizes...

Friday, 7 August 2009

07/08 Derwent

Up a bit and coloured, looked good

Pinhead @ 19:15 and 10lb 14oz @ 22:05

A couple of small bream and a lost roach

Both barbel to the next new wonder boilies...

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

05/08 Trent

1 bream and a lost fish at home time

Definately heading upstream next time...

Sunday, 2 August 2009

02/08 Trent

*** swim, still up a bit

Started down the side and backleading

Ended up in the middle and scraping weed off, at least it caught me my barbel

About 6lbs at 19:40 and another eel

Thursday, 30 July 2009

30/07 Trent

10 mins to catch my 1st ************ barbel 8lb 12oz at 17:50

moved due to boils..twice

2nd fish pinhead @ 19:40

Should head upstream next time I'm there with extra water on

Sunday, 26 July 2009

26/07 Derwent

The match that wasnt...

Tried for perch instead but failed in pegs * and * and couldnt catch a small enough liveo in **

Friday, 24 July 2009

24/07 Trent

*** swim

1 barbel 10lb 2oz @ 21:10

lost something but not very big and a lost bream

Thursday, 23 July 2009

23/07 Derwent

Peg **, 2 average perch before pike trouble

moved to 19, 1 missed take before next pike...tried the ***** and a couple above before calling it a day

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

22/07 Derwent

Started below *** **** **

Micro barbel, lost barbel and a chub

Tried above the ******...1 bream

DCAC after tea for just a chub and a tench

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

21/07 Derwent then Trent

Derwent up and coloured tried peg ** but no perch

Moved to the Trent and at last a zander...and not a bad one either @ 7lb 2oz

Think I got it right at last..

Moved again to the *** swim - 10lb 1oz @ 19.50

A new PB 2lb 11oz eel...

Monday, 20 July 2009

20/07 Derwent then Trent

River up and very coloured, not ideal for the perch

Caught one and a pikelet

1st Derwent barbel of the season on maggot feeder...can't remember the time

Fished the Trent later on, 2 above the ******, ****** swim underwater

small ones at 20:20 and 20:45 before 11lb 15oz at 22:55

up and running properly at last...

Sunday, 19 July 2009

19/07 Trent

*** of ********

small barbel @ 11:35

went home and watched the golf

came back and fished the same spot

didnt catch anything else...

Thursday, 16 July 2009

16/07 Derwent

Started on peg * DCAC and did get a 2lber (perch) but went quiet and went back to the ******* again

4 or 5 perch about 2lbs and a pike

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

15/07 Derwent

Perch fishing on the **********

Tried **** ***** but quite weedy and only caught a couple of minnows

Better on the *******, couple of perch and a pike

Sunday, 12 July 2009

12/07 Warwickshire Avon

A bream a eel and some small perch

nice to have a change of scenery though

Leyton had a bream and a perch, Nookie fared less good...

Saturday, 11 July 2009

11/07 Derwent

Daytime session, tried for perch on lobs and anything on maggot feeder

just small knocks on downstream peg

moved under the tree/ bush/ thing

very quiet before snapped on feeder and saw a decent perch as I packed up...

Friday, 10 July 2009

10/07 Trent

The *** swim...

2 barbel, both about 8 1/2, 1st cast fish at 19:50, 2nd at 22:10

A couple of bream

maybe a couple of takes on livebaits but if so didnt hook up...

Thursday, 9 July 2009

09/07 Derwent

Fancied the 1st swim after the ********** so gave it a go

nothing there after 30 mins and drawn to the *** **** swim

nothing there after an hour so back to original swim


Monday, 6 July 2009

06/07 Derwent

Sneaked out for a couple of hours...should have stayed in

Pegs * * and *, lots of knocks but nothing hooked up

Sunday, 5 July 2009

05/07 Derwent & Trent

New venue looks good for perch but didnt fish too well today

Struggled for livebaits, the only one I caught taken by 1 1/2lb perch

Trent later on...*** swim....snaggy

Start of *** ***** confidence

****** swim - 1 pinhead @ 19:05 and a couple of pinhead perch...

Friday, 3 July 2009

03/07 Derwent & Trent

1 cast...nasty line clogging rubbish coming down...did one

Ended up at the Trent

The *** swim with live and deadbaits but nothing

one 'bang' on livebait and maybe a couple of twitches on deads

might take up barbel fishing...

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

01/07 Trent

After a frantic unsuccessful attempt at finding an open fishing shop to buy maggots...

****** swim again for the 2nd wednesday in a row

3 barbel at 4lbs (18:40) 6lbs (18:50) and 8lbs (21:05) est.

New swim has appeared, worth a try sometime

Sunday, 28 June 2009

28/06 Trent

had a look at the Dove 2nd entrance at ******** but low, clear, no streamer weed etc etc etc

Wanted to actually catch some fish so 2 above the ******

2 bream

Friday, 26 June 2009

26/06 Derwent & Trent

Started on the Derwent but too many cows and not enough swims, did find a good looking one on the way back though

Tried 3 swims in the end but gave up and moved to ******...

The *** swim

6 bream, even weighed one at 7lb 7oz!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

24/06 Trent

****** swim, used baitdropper but didn't make a lot of difference

3 bream, 2 barbel (21:00 pinhead and 21:40 8lb 8oz) and a chub

At 10pm found George and accomplice camped in my *** swim with a 12lb barbel....

Saturday, 20 June 2009

20/06 Trent

1 1/2 casts...10 mins, 1 barbel @ 18:35 about 7lbs OTM, packed up

decided to be clever and move behind ******** and fish for zander...


Thursday, 18 June 2009

18/06 Derwent

*** **** swim

Perch fishing steady but unspectacular, 4 to about 1 3/4lbs and a small jack to livebaits

Not a touch on barbel line/s

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

16/06 Derwent

Dissapointing opening day, started off where I ended up 1st day last year

2 chub and a chublet, no sign of perch

I'l start somewhere else next year...

Saturday, 14 March 2009

14/03 Trent

Started off at ********** - 05:00 'til 08:00...not a bad time to fish actually

well only caught 1 fish though 9 1/2lb pike

Back later on in the day further downstream

Caught that fish again...12lb 2oz @ 16:45

Also a bream and a very large looking bream fell off...oh well

Forgot isoltopes, finding snags and windy so moved to ***********

1 small bream...shouldnt have bothered

Thursday, 12 March 2009

12/03 Trent

Bit of an anti-climax...A few bream and a 5lb 1oz chub

Lost 3 fish but probably not barbel

Dabbled for Zs but again nothing

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

11/03 Trent

2 rods out for zander...a head on one and tail on the other

not a touch, nor for the zander angler on the next peg either

pre-baited for following night

Saturday, 7 March 2009

07/03 Trent

After a brief spell at *********...but losing 3 feeders in 4 casts was enough for me...

James got his 'double' 11lb 10oz @ 18:50, I'm sure he won't mind me putting it on here...

I got a 9lb 15oz LOL @ 20:30

A few bream also made an appearance

Friday, 6 March 2009

06/03 Trent

3 bream...

Archie had 3 zander, all 5lbers...size of baits noted...

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

04/03 Trent

River up a couple of feet and rising

backleads helped keep things clean

5 bream and 2 barbel...ickle one at 19:15 and 9lb 6oz at 20:30

Sunday, 1 March 2009

01/03 trent

2 chublets...

nothing much happening to be honest...

Saturday, 28 February 2009

28/02 Derwent

Not a touch to maggot or worm

Dont know why...

Friday, 27 February 2009

27/02 Trent

Couple of breams and a barbel @ 20:05, 9lber I think

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

25/02 Trent

5 bream

1 fell off


Saturday, 21 February 2009

21/02 Derwent

After a look at the Trent ended up here

Unbelievably lost a good fish AGAIN

2 perch to about 2lbs

Still some unfinished business there

Friday, 20 February 2009

20/02 Trent

Blankety blank....and to think I'd been desperate to fish that swim

At least I now know its crap...

Thursday, 19 February 2009

19/02 Trent

*** swim

Crazy day....bream from the 'off', about 12 or 13 of 'em through the session

Did try a worm under the bush for perch until dark with no action

Swapped at the right time, 11lb 11oz barbel @ 17:55

3 chubs to 5lb 3oz

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

18/02 Trent

The *** **** of the **** again, this time with James

Just the 1 barbel...caught by me @ 18:15 (9lb 9oz)

Just the 1 bream...

Sunday, 15 February 2009

15/02 Derwent

Started in **, ended up in **

Saved by a last minute chub

Saturday, 14 February 2009

14/02 Derwent

The *** **** swim, river a bit up and coloured, and probaby cold

3 chub...2 bream...1 barbel of about 6 or 7lbs @ 16:45

Can't recall the size of the chub, about 5 1/2 I think...

Thursday, 5 February 2009

05/02 Derwent

Seem to have a gap in my diary around this time...not sure why but it may have snowed a bit...

Did catch something though...

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

28/01 Trent

The *** swim was a bit muddy so next 1 down

A scabby bream...a foul hooked 4lb barbel (17:15) and a 11lb 1oz barbel (19:15)

Good timing before the next cold spell...

Sunday, 25 January 2009

25/01 Derwent

***** *** with perch gear but river still 3ft up and steady

Caught 2 perch and lost 2, best 2 and a bit

Also a chub

Saturday, 24 January 2009

24/01 Derwent

Leaf city, 2 or 3 foot up...rising and falling...ended up down the side immediately below the **********

1 chub, plenty of knocks though

Sunday, 18 January 2009

18/01 Derwent

Turned up with my perch gear to find the river very high and coloured

2 bullheads...

Saturday, 17 January 2009

17/01 Trent

At last some barbel...7lber @ 17:40 and 9lb 14oz @ 19:15

Unfortunately my Fox Stalker Shelter escaped...

Friday, 16 January 2009

16/01 Trent

Slightly better...

1 chub and 3 bream

Thursday, 15 January 2009

15/01 Trent

1st *********** session on the year

1st *********** blank of the year...

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

13/01 Trent

1st bit of rain and first barbel session of the year

1st barbel fishing blank of the year

Sunday, 11 January 2009

11/01 Derwent

Had a look at ********** for the perch but ended up at *********

Not a touch, one to take off my list of winter perch venues

Thursday, 8 January 2009

08/01 Derwent

Archie was in my ****** swim so fished the ***** ***

2 perch, 1 3/4lbs and 3lb 3oz

Maybe the same fish and time to move on...

Sunday, 4 January 2009

04/01 Derwent

********** swim

caught 1 and lost 1 close in (2lb something)

Lost 2 on the pole slightly further out

Must stop losing fish...!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

03/01 Derwent

***** ***, but this swim has been hammered, bait everywhere

Think someone had been in it in the day as well!

1 perch about 2lbs

Friday, 2 January 2009

02/01 Derwent

Roger was in the ***** ***, fished the next one up

one perch, 2lb 13oz

Roger had a few, 3 after Id finished, must stay later...