Monday, 4 March 2013

04/03 Trent

Recovery day following mates stag weekend...played 9 holes of golf then off to the river. Was looking forward to a good days fishing with the weather a bit warmer, unfortunately the fish had other ideas. Other than a few tentative bites on worm, nothing. Moved swims after an hour or so, wishing I'd stayed put now.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

28/02 Trent

1st chance to fish for perch for a while, conditions having picked up a bit. An OK day in that 3 different species were caught, unfortunately all a bit on the small side...but at least I caught and had a few bites. Started with a small pike on worm
Followed by a small perch on worm (well maybe not that small, may even have made 2lb as it was quite rotund)

And a small zander, not on worm

Monday, 18 February 2013

18/02 Trent

Had a couple of weeks off fishing due to the weather, still cold unfortunately. No bites/ fish/ signs of life...

Friday, 1 February 2013

01/02 Trent

Having walked past this swim numerous times, as good as it looks I've always dismissed it as being too narrow, too snaggy looking. Gave it a go tonight and it wasnt too bad. I'd been sat down for approx 5 mins when I got my first bite, a zander of about 5lb

20 mins later and a bite on the same rod, and a really deep one of 9lb 15oz. Quite close to my target weight of 10lbs...

Missed one on the other rod as I rebaited then missed another on the same rod before the good rod indicated a fish and duly hooked up. 9lb 8oz

Quite a frantic hour and a half...things returned to normal after that, only one really tentative bite at packing up time.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

22/01 Trent

Not been out for a week or so due to the snow, thought a quick one after work wouldn’t do me any harm. Not confident at all so was quite surprised when the barbel rod sprung to life with the rare beast that is the snow barbel. Thought I'd have stood more chance with the deadbait rod but not a touch there. Quite cold, didn’t take the water temp though.

Monday, 14 January 2013

14/01 Trent

It's snowing...must go fishing...
Nipped home at lunch and grabbed my fishing gear ready to go straight from work. Not a lot of snow by the time I got to the river but I'd planned the spot exactly where to photo my snow barbel to maximise the effect. Blanked.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

13/01 Derwent

Cold/ icey, not ideal conditions by a long way but bored sat at home and ended up on the riverbank. Nothing happening, tried boilies and deadbaits.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

08/01 Trent

Was expecting great things for tonight given the conditions, unfortunately not as productive as expected. Two bites one fish. Just a small one. Got to test my new camera anyway...all £18 worth. At  least it works.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

06/01 Trent

Another mild, dry January day, should have been ideal. Somehow left my chair in the car which made for an uncomfortable session...
Bit of a frustrating one, 1 small zander landed, 1 lost and a couple of missed bites. All the bites came to one rod. Have been experimenting a bit with rigs but think I've nailed it now...hopefully better results next time. Borrowed a camera that works.

Friday, 4 January 2013

04/01 Trent

Back on my favourite stretch, rivers dropped back inside the banks and to a sensible level. Started slow, first bite/ fish caught after a couple of hours, zander of about 6lb at 5ish. Lost 2nd fish due to user error.

Very quiet again until 10 mins before packing up time (20:50) and a 14lb 0oz barbel - very long fish, and very powerful. Unfortunately my 2nd camera malfunction of the season left me without a photo, gutted. It worked fine for the 1st zander but then wouldnt even switch on after disovered camera works with new batterys.
One small zander as I was packing up. Good day for fishing, bad day for photographs.