Saturday, 27 November 2010

27/11 Derwent

First chance to play in the snow this season, the fish weren't in a playing mood though. Just the one small perch and a few bites on worm. Unsurprisingly nothing on the barbel rod. The elusive barbel in the snow photo will have to wait.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

24/11 Derwent

Got home a little early so sneaked off to the river for the last hour or so of daylight.

A few good knocks on worm from the off but a bit too quick to be perch, or at least a decent one. 1st fish a 2lb chub on the boilie rod then wound in a foul hooked grayling on the worm rod. One more chub at the end about 2 1/2.

Much less leaves than last time, only caught 1 on the hook. A medium sized green one. Like what you get on trees.

At least I'm catching fish here, just got to find the decent ones now.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

21/11 Trent

Not much to report...less leaves than last time but not even a bite. Tried maggots and worms, couldn't catch a livebait. Did spot a poacher on the other side of the river who did about as well as I did.

And its about to get a bit harder with the cold weather coming in. Good job I stocked up the freezer with gudgeon, roach and some minnows a few weeks back.

Friday, 19 November 2010

19/11 Local Commercial

1st attempt at those commercial fishery perch since the closed season. Didn't go too well, just one roach caught. Tried 2 types of prawns, a livebait (that was probably a bit too big) and deadbait but forgot my worms. Will try one of the other ponds next time, cant give up just yet.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

16/11 Derwent

Just a quickie after work. 2 hours for one plastic bag. Did have a barn owl land on a tree stump directly opposite me though. That helped pass about 3 minutes of the evening.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

14/11 Derwent

Bit of a trip down memory lane for me, although I don't think I ever used to fish this actual swim. Maggot feeder was quite productive for small grayling and dace. Struggled with leaves though and ended up swapping the worm for a livebait. A few bangs but no possitive takes and by the end it had lost a lot of scales...possibly a very small jack? 3 chub after dark, all to the sweet boilies. Another one to return to when the leaves have calmed down.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

13/11 Derwent

River level surprisingly higher than expected and quite busy with a few people fishing. Hardly a bite between 2 of us fishing worms so we tried a livebait which was taken straight away, as was the next and so on. Caught 4 perch to around 2 1/2lbs between us (only 1 by me though) but missed/ lost quite a few more fish that just didn't hook up.

Stayed on and spent a couple of hours after dark barbelling but nothing happening.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

11/11 Derwent

Maybe a day or two early, I think the rivers still suffering a bit from the sudden drop in temps. On a possitive note my new jacket was lovely and warm, should keep me out a bit longer in the winter. Whether thats a good or bad thing remains to be seen.

Monday, 8 November 2010

07/11 Trent

A change of rivers for my Sunday afternoon perch session. Looked good but failed to produce, just one small perch and one very small perch. Worth another go here though when all the leaves have gone.

Friday, 5 November 2010

05/11 Derwent

Dark and raining when I arrived at the river...things took a turn for the better after 10 mins of fishing though with a 11lb 1oz barbel (18:40). Fishmeal boilie. Lost a fish as well that felt like a good one but then the ones that come off nearly always do.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

04/11 Derwent

I think the mild spells coming to an end, got to make the most of it...
Some extra water as well today, river looked spot on. Barbel not as forthcoming as expected, did catch a couple though. 1st one a lean fish about 7lbs (18:20) and the 2nd one a bit better at 9lb 2oz (19:00). One to sweet, one to fishmeal boilie. A few camera issues (and thats just the reflection of my red headtorch on the mat, don't phone the barbel police just yet).

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

02/11 Trent

Slow here as usual, one fish and a few tappy bites. 7 - 8lb barbel at 18:25, fishmeal boilie.