Tuesday, 28 September 2010

28/09 Trent

All very quiet again, just a small bream. Still, could have been worse, could have caught 2 bream...

Probably time for a change of scenery but hopefully the change in the weather will shake things up a bit anyway.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

23/09 Trent

A different swim, still a bit on the slow side. OK...very much on the slow side. 1 chublet and 1 barbel, 8lb 12oz @ 22:10.

Still a good average size for the few barbel I've had here though.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

21/09 Trent

Fancied a change of scenery having fished the same swim on the Trent 5 times in a row. So I fished the swim directly opposite.
3 chub, 2 of them chublets and this one at 5lb 11oz. Again very quiet after dark. Might even try another different swim next time.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

19/09 Derwent

A little bit dissapointing. 6 hours fishing with maggot, corn, worm, boilies for a couple of 'nibbles'. Should have tried something else, like playing golf perhaps? I thought this river carping was meant to be easy...

Friday, 17 September 2010

17/09 Trent

Despite a lot of surface activity and knocks early on only caught a couple of smallish perch and a skimmer. And it got quieter as the evening went on. At least Archie sneaked sneaked a couple of 'struggle fish' out.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

15/09 Trent

A few more hours this time 5:30ish 'til 10. Had to wait 'til dark for any fish anyway...one 4 1/2lb chub then a lost barbel (97% sure it was a barbel) at 21:50 and a 10lb 11oz barbel at 21:59. All action on boilies but to be fair that was the only bait I was using for most of the evening. Maybe going home at 9 to 9:30 the last few times has been a bit early?

Monday, 13 September 2010

13/09 Trent

Just a few hours into dark, just a few knocks (mainly to meat) and no fish.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

12/09 Trent

Just a few hours into dark and just the one skimmer. And put a few boilies in...

Friday, 10 September 2010

10/09 Trent

Back to where I tried to fish Wednesday. Did backlead but probably could have got away without, but it never did me any harm. 1st fish 1st cast, 11lb 2oz @ 18:20 nice to catch one that isn't 6lbs for a change...

Another barbel at 20:50 of about 7lb and a chublet at some point earlier. Might come back here again...

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

08/09 Derwent

Should probably read '08/09 Trent & Derwent'

Went to the trouble of battering my way through the basalm and nettles to make a swim on the Trent, it doesn't look like anyones fished this stretch all season. Anyway the river was rancid with weed even fishing right in the edge. After 1/2 hour or so of 'fishing' packed up and swapped rivers. Might even have had a knock.

Should have either stayed where I was or went home. 1 small fish that came off, probably a chublet. At least I'll have a new swim ready and waiting to fish on the Trent for next time.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

03/09 Trent

My previous experiences of the Upper Trent have been fewer fish but overall a better average size than on the 'middle' river. As I only seem to be catching small ones this season it seemed a likely place to be. Evidently not...5 barbel but all between 4lbs and 8lbs and a 4lb 12oz chub. Forgot the times, roughly 19:45, 20:15, 20:45, 23:15 and 23:35.

01/09 Derwent

1st attempt on my new ticket. Only caught small perch on very large worms. Quiet on the carp front, no sight or sound of any although did get one bite later on that went beep-beep-beep-beep.