Monday, 15 March 2010

Bollin at Dunham

Went for a closer look at the Bollin in Dunham, and it's just too shallow and fast for course fishing (I wanted to trot a float) but may be ok for Fly fishing.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

River Bollin

I've been thinking about giving the River Bollin a try next season. I passed over what looked like a very nice piece of the river on Saturday last, when I was Pike fishing on the Bridgewater at Dunham.
I don't know if a club controls this section, I'll try to find out.
This section near Dunham would be nicer than the stretches that Warrington Anglers control, simply because there would be no road noise.
I've had some good fish from both the Warrington stretch, and the Bay Malton stretch of the Bollin, so it could be well worth spending a few sessions on this stretch. I've had good Trout and a few small silver fish, but reading some of the forums, there have been reports of some good size Chub and Perch and plenty of them. The reports are mainly from the Wilmslow section of the river, but there's no reason why the Dunham section shouldn't be the same.
Looking at the photo, it looks like this could be a smashing Trotting swim, using my waders, I could be in the middle of the river, and using my Centre Pin, glide a float right through the middle of the swim.
Looking at the swim, I think I could use my fly rod to try to temp a few fish, that would be nice!.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Saturday 6 March Dunham Massey and Oughtrington

I thought I'd give the Dunham Massey stretch of the Bridgewater a try. A cold overcast day with a slight breeze. I did'nt get a touch in either Dunham Massy or Oughtrington, but I did see a pair of Kestrels hunting around the narrow section of the breach at Dunham, it was great to watch them swoop down on their prey.
I had a look at the River Bollin where it passes under the canal, I'll give that a try next season.
Bought a new Landing Net from Decathlon, but the mesh was too fine and would easily get snagged when using Lures or Trebble Hooks, so I transfered the actual net from the Landing Net we broke last week onto the new Landing net body. The new landing net extends futher than the old one did.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Saturday 27 February First Trip of the year and First Pike

At last the Bridgewater Canal was fishable, Owen and myself started off at Oughtrington and walked down to Lymm. We had one Pike of about 3lb just before Lloyds Bridge. We broke the net whilst landing the fish.We also lost our favourite spoon, the Abu Garcia 35gram YP atom spoon, I've just ordered 4 more.
We did'nt hit anymore Pike after we lost the spoon.
It was a cold overcast day with a biting wind