Thursday, 25 March 2010

Carp, Twyford Pool

I do not think this aided the fishing in any way. An hour into my weekly fishing session and the owner of the pond turns on the pump and proceeds to try to fill it up. The river water coming directly from a coloured Warks avon. Thats this weeks excuse done but I did have a couple of fish too. The Carp came off the top on chopped down Boilie, the Bream took a worm on a straight forward leger rig.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Roach, Linear

A beautiful early spring day spent beside Hardwick lake at the Linear complex. The temperature is beginning to rise now, almost to T-shirt level but every time the sun went behind a cloud an extra layer was required. The Snow drops are dying off and the Daffodils are only a few days from blooming. Our pet sheep Isobel gave birth to two lambs so spring is definitely here, or at least almost here.
No one told the fish though! A whole morning and most of the afternoon fishing chopped worm and feeder and not a single fish, or bite even. I started the session thinking Roach and gradually thinking Tench, Perch, Bream anything! I would have been happy with a bootlace Eel but sadly it was not to be.
Still if you are going to blank then at least do it in a peaceful corner of countryside in the sunshine!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Roach, Willow Farm Fishery

At last some settled warmer weather, just as the season closes! Time to move on to the stillwaters and Roach to begin with. A day at Willow Farm fishery following a cold night but the guarantee of some fish. Maggot, caster and worm was to be the bait with float and bolt rigs the approach. The overnight low temperature put paid to a fast and furious session but a slow steady succession of bites was had and the keepnet held about a dozen fish. A solitary Tench of about 2lb put up an excellent fight on the light line and a heavily pregnant Perch was returned immediately. The biggest and only weighed fish of the session was this 12oz Roach.