Monday, 14 March 2011

14/03 Trent

A windy end to the season, a cold one blowing straight at me...but had planned to fish this swim on the last day so stuck to my plans. Blanked. Should have fished somewhere else. Time to put the fishing rods away and get the golf clubs out...

Sunday, 13 March 2011

13/04 Derwent

Made the even longer walk today and fished a few 'experimental' swims, unsuccessfully before heading back to a couple of swims I'm more used to. Caught 3 perch but none would have been over a pound.

Put the customary barbel rod out when it got a bit later and after about 10mins (17:35) was into a decent fish. Looked quite big in the water and in the landing net...estimated about 11lbs. Left it to recover and got camera and scales ready. By the time I got back to the fish and lifted it out the water it had shrunk to 8lb 11oz...

A couple of chub just after dark, 4lb 14oz and 5lb 1oz, the bigger one loked like it had seen better days.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

12/03 Derwent & Trent

Thought I would have an early one on the Derwent to start with. Nothing too taxing, fished from 7 'til 9 for 2 graylings and an acrobatic trout.

Back out on the Trent later on for what is probably my last trip to the carp swim this season. Just bream this time, landed 3 and lost one at the net. All a decent size but the wrong species.

Friday, 11 March 2011

11/03 Derwent

Ended up in the wrong place due to people fishing all the swims I wanted to fish...kept finding snags close in on the worm rod but did snare a bullhead on maggot feeder. Forgot my special boilies and made the long walk to the car and back to to fetch them. Gave it an hour or so into dark in the same swim and did catch a 4lb chub before moving to one of the newly vacated fancied swims.

1 barbel, long skinny one about 7lb at 19:45 and lost one at 20:30 which was probably some sort of record breaking fish.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

06/03 Derwent

Struggling to catch perch this small trout, a grayling and a 3lb chub today. At least I always seem to catch fish here, even if theyre not that big or even the species I'm after.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

05/03 Derwent

The 2010/11 Barbel Cup, for the 2nd year running no barbel caught. It went to a worthy winner though, Ants 7lb 2oz chub more than deserved to win. Out of 17 of us only 3 caught (and all chub) so not a great day for catching fish. Except for Ant obviously.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

03/03 Derwent

With the nights drawing out managed to get to the river in time for the last hour or so of daylight. No perch again...Nothing else either, did see a couple of decent fish rolling though.