Tuesday, 29 November 2011

29/11 Trent

Possibly my only chance to get out this week...so I get stuck at work for an extra hour then lost on the way to the river due to a diversion. Arrived at 7 so not a complete disaster. A few good taps and one phantom bite that didnt hook up. Ended up very similar to the other night, one bream and one chub - maybe the bream was a bit bigger and the chub a bit smaller though.

Friday, 25 November 2011

25/11 Trent

First stretch seemed a bit too shallow for my liking...gave it an hour before getting in the car and heading somewhere deeper. Lost one fish but quiet until just after 9 and a chub. Recast, sat down, another fish on, this time a bream. Gave it an hour or so longer but to no avail.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

22/11 Trent

A swim Ive been meaning to try for a while but its a long walk...might need to give it another go. 2 chub and a couple of other knocks. Above the noise of the 12 swans in the swim, sure there were some decent fish rolling.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

20/11 Trent

Thought I'd have a try for perch in my barbel swim, theres a bit of depth close in. 1 bite just as i was messing about setting up a barbel rod and 1 lost fish.

Stayed on in the hope of a barbel, a couple rolled but no takers.

Friday, 18 November 2011

18/11 Trent

Arrived a bit late, maybe actually on time as didnt have to wait too long for my 1st fish, 10lb 0oz barbel at 18:05. Quite a few knocks but nothing possitive for a while after that, until a small chub made an appearance. Stayed on a bit longer and rewarded with a good one, 13lb 3lb @21:30.

This one did have a winter shape about it, not noticed it much so far this season. Fed some boilies at the end ready for next time ;)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

15/11 Trent

1st swim too snaggy, 2nd swim too swirly...ended back in what has been my most productive Trent swim this season (except last time there when I blanked). Blank avoided with a 3lb chub. Barbel about 7 or 8lb at 17:55.

My 2nd proper bream from this swim, this one weighed 8lb exactly. All 3 fish on the dowstream pellet rod.

Finished with another barbel maybe a little bit smaller, on the other rod, boilie. At 20:10. An improvement on blanking. Noted a couple of interesting looking swims for another time.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

13/11 Derwent

Actually started on the Trent but was proving difficult to fish where and how I wanted with the weed coming down. Lost a feeder and moved to the Derwent. A slight improvment as I did actually catch a few perch and a couple of bream.

Friday, 11 November 2011

11/11 Trent

Another quiet night. Didnt notice any fish rolling, or any knocks. End result, no fish caught.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

09/11 Trent

River level back to normal and virtually weed free! Same swim as the other day. 2 small knocks and 3 fish rolled. No fish caught.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

05/11 Trent

Last session of a busy week...fishing wise anyway. Not been staying out late though so thought I would tonight. Trent higher than Ive seen it all season and rising steadily, ideal. Lots of crap coming down though. 1st fish about 7lb at 16:15.

2nd fish and best of the session (just) 10lb 5oz at 17:35.

3rd and last fish at the comedy weight of 9lb 15oz again at 19:55 (a different fish to the other night as miles away).

Intended to pack up at 10 but a couple of fish rolled and had 2 very good knocks so stayed on an extra 1/2 hour but nothing else materialised.

Friday, 4 November 2011

04/11 Derwent

A bit more water in the river, some colour and a bit of debris coming down (but not much). However, the perch were notable by their absence, in both swims I tried. Apart from one little one. One small pike in each swim.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

03/11 Trent

Main flow under my feet and weed coming down didnt make it easy...nice to catch on a new swim/ stretch though, 9lb 15oz (17:55). Would have prefered it to weigh a little bit more. And a chub about 4 1/2lbs. Left early at 7 to get back for the footy.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

02/11 Derwent

2 casts on the Trent saw me bring in a load of weed and pack up and to head to the Derwent. Only took an hour to catch a suitable livebait although I did again break my furthest downstream Derwent grayling record. After that things went a bit better with some nice perch, biggest 3lb 1oz. Plus one that missed the photo as well at the end about 2 1/2.

Moved 2 swims down for the barbel and a promising start, 7 or 8lber 1st cast at 17:10. Didnt get any more after that though, just a chub and bream.