Saturday, 30 July 2011
Fished a couple of different areas without a great deal of success. 1st one no trouble catching suitable sized bait fish but no sign of any decent perch. Moved to a different stretch where I could only catch perch, typically about 10-12oz and no bait fish. Did put out a barbel rod here as well but no takers.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
A 4lb chub and a 6lb bream in my 1st location before the weed got the better of me, as much as I wanted to fish this swim I couldn't be bothered with re-casting every 10 mins.
Got in the car and drove to another stretch (via the chippy) and fortunately there was no weed problem there. Caught a further 3 chub and a barbel in the 7-8lb price range at 22:25.
Comedy moment of the day came when a guy came running up the bank requesting a set of scales to weigh the barbel he had just caught. He thought it might be a double. My scales said 6lb.
Monday, 18 July 2011
Finally a bit of extra water in the river, although if you believed the last update on the EA website you could have been surprised. I arrived at the river surprised to find it a couple of feet up on previous levels and rancid with debris. 1st 2 swims were unproductive - knocks but lots of weed. 3rd swim didnt look a lot better but didnt get the weed problem as bad. Caught a nice bunch of fish, probably between 6 1/2lb and maybe 9lb (21:25, 21:35, 22:05, 22:30 & 22:50).
Friday, 15 July 2011
Popped out to a very local bit of river for literally just an hour. More in hope than expectation not having fished it for about 10 years. A nice surprise in my 2nd swim in the form of a 10lb 1oz barbel at 20:45. Theres definate potential here...just not many swims.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Couldnt trust the weather so took the brolly and holdall and just about everything else so fished the static approach. Slow going, one small (again...) barbel - about 6lb @ 21:30. Just about stayed dry but the weed coming down steadily increased throughout the evening.