Sunday, 14 March 2010

14/03 Derwent

Walked about 5 million miles. Caught a 4lb chub. Caught a 9lb 2oz barbel (@ 19:15). Missed some bites. Listened to the footy on the radio. Saw some birds. 3 months to go...

Friday, 12 March 2010

12/03 Derwent

Nice to finish the season on a high...two 11lb barbel and a 3lb perch

Next swim down from where recently I'd had perch to 3lb 8 and lost a big pike, obviously some good fish in this area. Both barbel to 'sweet' flavoured boilies, 11lb 10oz @ 16:55 and 11lb 2oz @ 20:25. The perch was 3lb 1oz and took a worm.
Still need to work on my photography...I tend to rush things a bit and could probably do with a better camera with a better self timing thing or even a remote. Think my photoshopping is awesome though...

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

09/03 Derwent

Just a quickie after work and just the one 5/6lb barbel (18:55).

Have played about a bit with sweet baits vs savoury lately and when I've tried it have just had chub but always on the sweet bait. This barbel must have a sweet tooth. Or gums, mouth whatever it is they have.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

07/03 Derwent

Ended up going back to same swim that I had my perch from the other day and having opted to fish for perch I just took my small landing net and didn't bother with the unhooking mat. This turned out to be a big mistake...

As I had a couple of deadbaits in the bag thought I'd pop one on the spare rod whilst floatfishing for perch on the other.

The end result being that I hooked a pike too big to fit into the net. Well, I did get about 1/2 of it in before it got out again and came off. Estimated at about 20lbs I was more than a little gutted.

No perch but did snare a barbel of just over 8lbs on lobworm (17:20) which I'm sure did appreciate the use of my unhooking chair...

Saturday, 6 March 2010

06/03 Trent

Barbel Adventures end of season fish-in. Out of 9 fishing, only 1 fish made an appearance and not a barbel in sight...congratulations Leyton.

Friday, 5 March 2010

05/03 Derwent

After the lord mayors show or summit like that...

No perch from my swim that always looks good but never produces, moved down to leaf city in the hope of a chub when it got dark. Struggled to even catch leaves.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

03/03 Derwent

One perch of about 1 3/4lbs after 5 seconds...

Had to wait a while for the next one, worth the wait though at 3lb 8oz.

Only those 2 bites before dark, a couple of quick ones missed later on, maybe ruffe or even bullheads. 2 knocks on the chub rod. And lost 2 feeders.