Monday, 29 August 2011

29/08 Trent

Struggled to catch a suitable sized livebait for perch...just skimmers and perch. Got in the car and moved a bit further downstream where I could catch decent livebaits...but only 1 dropped take and this little one at the end.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

27/08 Trent

River very much fishable despite the bit of extra water - it was only a bit of extra water. Starting fishing at 7 I had lost 2 fish by 7.15, one to mainline snapping and the other to hooklink snappage. The 2nd one felt quite decent as well. A bunch of smaller barbel after between to about 3 and 7lb (times of 20:00, 21:10, 21:35, 22:35 and 23:00), 3 chub (to 5lb 5oz) and 1 bream (oh well...).

Friday, 26 August 2011

26/08 Derwent

First bit of rain for a while - would have been a shame not to get out. Bit of an eventful one, 1st fish at 19:25 pulled my rod in, managed to jump in and grab rod and land barbel, 9lb 7oz. Had some spare clothes and golf shoes in the car, got changed and carried on. 8lbers @ 21:00 and 22:35 before 11lb 5oz barbel @ 22:55, just a really long fish.

Monday, 22 August 2011

22/08 Trent

Was looking good with a few fish topping and some possitive reports from the locals. First real action a barbel, all of about 3lb at 21:35....relatively quiet for the next hour or so apart from a few knocks (which were possibly the bats as well as fish), before I hooked into something a bit more serious. Unfortunately it took me into an unseen underwater snag and that was that. Called it a day not long after that.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

17/08 Trent

Same stretch but a bit further up. The 7 or 8 micro-chublets I caught as livebaits didnt last long...caught 6 or 7 perch up to about a pound or so and a pikelet. Bigger livebaits next time methinks.

Monday, 15 August 2011

15/08 Derwent

Having walked past this spot loads of times and never fished it, pleased to have actually got round to it tonight.

2 jacks and 2 perch, the bigger of the 2 perch weighing 2lb 5oz and the other about the 2lb mark. Definate potential here just not easy to fish due to the big drop to the river. Maybe fishing the other side could work.

Friday, 12 August 2011

12/08 Trent

Why fish for barbel and catch bream when you can just fish for bream. 4 bream, 5-6lb range. Might have caught more if I'd been barbelling...just took a while to get going.

Caught 1 small perch on livebait and had several missed takes.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

09/08 Trent

Went out with the intention of fishing one swim. Got there and decided to fish a different one. One jack whilst waiting for something to happen on the barbel rods. One bream. Lost 3 feeders - bad swim choice.

Friday, 5 August 2011

05/08 Derwent

An interesting loooking area not too from home, supposed to hold some big fish although not many of them. No bites or knocks to either of us on pellets/ boilies. Maggot feeder accounted for 3 minnows a small perch and a brownie of about a pound.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

04/08 Trent

Not the intended species but at least fish were caught. One small jack and a lost jack before the bream moved in. 8 in the 6-7lb range and one smaller one. Number 10 dropped off part way in. Sometimes if you can find the bream the barbel aren't far away. They were tonight.