Wednesday, 28 September 2011

28/09 Trent

Started slowly, not confident in my first swim so moved to where I had fished the last couple of times as its a bit deeper. No bites at all on maggot, three perch to about 1 3/4lb on worms.

2 bream and a barbel later on (21:25), didnt weigh it as scales not working but looked like the 9lb 9 from the other night. Time to give this swim a rest.

Monday, 26 September 2011

26/09 Trent

Unsurprisingly I returned to the swim I fished the other night with a couple of refinements which seemed to work as no lost fish. Quite productive as 5 barbel - 9lb 9oz at 19:00, 8lb 14oz 19:35, small ones at 19:55 and 20:55 and a 10lb 9oz @ 21:05. One bream estimated at 8lb, weighed at 7lb 8oz so not too far out.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

24/09 Trent

Found a nice deep swim with the main flow towards the other side, weed much less of an issue than the other night. Started off OK, a bream, a 9lb 7oz barbel (20:35) and a chub then started losing fish....first a phantom bite, then hooklength snapped and finally one came off after about 1 second. Definate potential in this one though.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

22/09 Trent

New ticket, new area, same old problem with weed. Hooked and lost a good fish, I blamed the backlead. Nice to know theres at least one fish about there.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

20/09 Derwent

Another 'old' stretch that I used to fish, must be having some sort of midlife crisis visiting all my old haunts...
Cant remember catching a barbel from this area
in the past, did tonight though. 12lb 0oz @ 20:35, nice conditioned deep fish.
Levels still low despite the days rain.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

18/09 Derwent

Back to an old favourite stretch and swim of mine, not fished it since about 2000. Nice to see theres still some barbel about, allbeit a baby one (18:45). As I didnt catch at all in a more favoured area Friday this place deserves another go.

Friday, 16 September 2011

16/09 Derwent

Slight change of scenery, had caught a few fish here earlier in the season though. Nothing this evening, only a couple of very small knocks. River lower than ever, hopefully some proper rain will sort it out.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

10/11 Derwent

A lovely evening to be out. If you like wind and torrential downpours. Fortunately we missed a lot of it due to lateness. 2 barbel of about 6 or 7lb at 20:45 and 22:15. My accomplice was less fortunate in being snapped by one fish but he did manage to land a roach.

Friday, 9 September 2011

09/09 Trent

A bit of a quiet one, 2 fish - one bream and a 5lb 4oz chub. Nothing of any size showing and not much caught by anyone else there. Actually thought the chub was a bit bigger but apparently the scales never lie.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

07/09 Derwent

A few perch to start with but nothing much bigger than a pound and a bit. Even tried a 'big roach' as bait but no takers on that one. Micro chublets = small perch again.

Switched over to the 2 barbel rods later on. Just the one chub about 4lb and lost a babrbel @ 21:35 to a hook pull. Was only on for a few seconds.