Tuesday, 31 August 2010

30/08 Dove

Not much to report...caught a few minnows to use as perch bait, didn't catch any perch and gave up and went to play golf instead, not in a fishing mood for some reason.

However, have now acquired a ticket for a much neglected and underfished part of the Derwent which is home to some large carp and bream and hopefully perch.

Monday, 30 August 2010

29/08 Trent

Following the good news that the upper river is 'fishable' again had my 1st 'Upper Trent' session of the season. Still weed coming down but fishable although I never did fish it when the weed was bad, just took everyone elses word for it.
Plenty of small stuff on the maggot feeder and 2 perch on livebaits although the biggest would have struggled to make 1 1/2lbs. One 5lb barbel later on @ 21:25.
Surely the law of averages would suggest I have to catch something decent soon...

Saturday, 28 August 2010

27/08 Derwent

After a biteless couple of hours moved downstream. After another couple of hours without a bite started to pack a few things away and noticed my left hand rod tapping away. Fearing a small skimmer or such like had attached itself to the hook wound in to something more solid than expected. A 9lb barbel that must have been swimming towards me. 22:40. Stayed a little longer but nothing else, just that one bite all evening.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

23/08 Derwent

Just a recce on a new part of the river, well OK I fished a bit. A couple of chub and what I think was a roach which if I had been bothered to use my net would have landed...
No idea if theres anything decent in this bit but if you dont give it a go...

Monday, 23 August 2010

20/08 Derwent

Same area again and a similar result. Caught small perch and a bream and lost 2 fish on deadbaits after dark but I don't think they were what I was after anyway...

As good as this place looks (to me at least) its never really produced, got somewhere else interesting me in mind now, well quite a few places

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

17/08 Derwent

Oh dear...just the one skimmer. Did lose something bigger when my main line inexplicably snapped. Its been on a while, new line ordered. On a possitive note the fish took my new boilie I was trying over the pellet on the other rod so there may be hope for the future.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

15/08 Derwent

Same area as Friday just a change of species. 2 perch on deadbaits?! and 2 on livebaits including this one that was grabbed by a jack on the way in. Pike successfully caught with next livebait.
Also landed what I thought would be a small bream but turned out to be a decent roach. Unfortunately it managed to escape back into the river during the weighing process so I will never know...

Friday, 13 August 2010

13/08 Derwent

Change of tactics and stretches but the same old result, another 6-7lb barbel (21:00). One perch before and a shed load of skimmers after the barbel.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

09/08 Atlantic Ocean

Just bream and a couple of weird looking small fish, might as well have been fishing the Trent.
Some guy caught a baby shark, don't know what type it was though...
Far too much time trawling lures (unsuccesfully) behind the boat and not enough time fishing. And the coach broke down taking us back to our hotels...

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

03/08 Trent

Back to where I fished Sunday for another frustrating session. Did catch a few bait fish but all too big, the only one I kept had to be cut into three pieces...
Snagged twice (the 1st time I must have been sat there for 2 hours in the snag...) before finally catching. And breaking another landing net handle - thats 2 in about 2 weeks now.
Nice fish though about 6-7lbs.

Monday, 2 August 2010

01/08 Trent

A bit of a struggle to catch suitable size livebaits, well anything at all for a while. No takes on livebait and a lost fish on a roach head late on although it wasn't on for long.

Need to do better than this if I'm going to cure my growing barbel addiction.