Saturday, 30 January 2010

30/01 Derwent

Not been able to do much (well any really) perch fishing this winter due to weather and river conditions.
To be honest, todays conditions too sunny and river too coloured for my liking. Stuck it out for this one just after 5pm, 2lb 13oz...a real fattie
More perch fishing coming up during this next cold snap I think...

Friday, 29 January 2010

29/01 Trent

A rare foray to the Upper Trent and a familiar result

The fact that theres more photos of animals than fish going up must say something

I think this ones a baby otter...

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

27/01 Derwent

Same swim as Friday, rivers dropped a lot and a different result

Tried worm, pellet and a deadbait but not even a knock

Made a new friend called Donald...

Friday, 22 January 2010

22/01 Derwent

Went out on my lunch break looking for my lost net, some dog walker must have picked it up. Can't imagine anyone going fishing in those conditions...

Anyway, went out for a couple of hours later on and snared my 1st barbel of the year, well 2 actually. Wouldn't usually take a photo of barbel this size but I ain't caught any for a while...these pair were only about 6 and 3lbs (at 17:45 and 18:30).

Thursday, 21 January 2010

21/01 Trent

The swim I'd fancied on the Derwent didn't look as good as I'd hoped, river was up and charging through so decided to head to the Trent.

On arriving at the trent discovered I'd lost my new landing net whilst looking at the Derwent...

Only a bit up and quite a managble ammount of rubbish coming down. No fish...

Saturday, 16 January 2010

16/01 Trent

Went back to the same stretch as previous night but river has shot up. Did have a couple of casts but river rancid with debris. Sky Sports Soccer Saturday was a much better option.

Had got even higher by Sunday although didn't fish it. Watched the footy again.

Friday, 15 January 2010

15/01 Trent

Slightly improved temperatures, sat at home at 8pm and Eastenders on the tele...8:48pm and I'm on the riverbank, sat down both rods in.

May even have had a bite although could have been weed, wind, my imagination...only lasted an hour and a half

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

13/01 Trent

Fancied a spot of chub/ barbel fishing on the Derwent for a change however...Borrowash tackle was shut and my 2nd choice of shop was out of maggots. Change of plan as he had some decent looking deadbaits and bought what the guy in the shop assured me were 'lucky roach'. 50 yards down the road and my lucky roach safely in the car and some idiot crashes into me. Fortunately he came off worst...

Anyway, blanked again.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

10/01 Trent

Same swim, same tactics, same result. Obviously I'm not a quick learner...

Somewhere else next time methinks.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

09/01 Trent

Hedged my bets fishing deadbaits and a worm.

Blanked with both...

Spot the robin (not many fish to photo at the mo).

Sunday, 3 January 2010

03/01 Trent

Last holiday session for this Xmas...back to work tomorrow

One pike of about 7 or 8lbs

River level had fallen a couple of feet since the other day but very cold