Sunday, 28 February 2010

27/02 Derwent

Rivers back up by 2 or 3 foot again...and not very warm. One bite in 3 hours fishing. Not a bad result for me this season.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

25/02 Derwent

A small window of barbel catching opportunity opened up. I caught 2 chub...

Sunday, 21 February 2010

20/02 Derwent

A return to my good area for perch fishing from last season. Another blank though. My excuse is that I had to leave early, water was too cold, too coloured, I was wearing the wrong hat etc etc.

Friday, 19 February 2010

19/02 Derwent

Same area as Weds, next swim down. Caught 2 less fish though.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

17/02 Derwent

Thought I'd try out a new stretch where I'd seen a lot of fish in the summer. Still some fish about, ended up with 2 chub, about 3lbs and 4lbs. Also noticed a nice perch holding feature.

A photo of one of the most exciting sights in fishing - a 3lb chub.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

14/02 Derwent

Ended up in my 3rd choice of venues. No fish, no bites, packed up early, no confidence.

In hindsight wish I'd fished one of my 1st choice venues.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

13/02 Derwent

Different swim and tactics on the same stretch as Weds. Didn't work. Tried fishing slightly further out under a tree rather than close in next to a bush. Had to fish 'til 6:20pm for a 2lb chub.

At least it wasn't a blank, and I enjoyed the footy on the radio.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

10/02 Derwent

A change of venues and ended up catching a change of species. Don't think I've caught a trout since the last one I had from this stretch a few years ago. This was definately a different fish as it was a bit smaller. And I ate the last one.

Was actually after perch and did miss a couple of bites on floatfished worm. Have got a plan and a different swim in mind for when I return there. Just hope the weather doesn't deteriorate too much.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

05/02 Derwent

One 4lb barbel after 10 mins @ 4:40.

Unfortunately that was it for the day...

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

03/02 Trent

Wanted another go at the Derwent perch but river conditions dictated otherwise, drove to the Trent hoping for lower, clearer water...

Ended up siting under my brolly in the rain/ sleet/ snow barbel fishing for a couple of hours with a predictable result