Sunday, 25 April 2010

Teaching Owen to Cast and a look at Moore Quarry

Took Owen to Moore Quarry to teach him to cast See Video below.He did quite well!

I'd forgotten how nice Moore Quarry is.

We saw a couple of Pike basking, we dragged a lure past them a couple of times to try to induce a take, but nothing doing.

We saw a couple of Tench cruising on the top.

I thing I'll give Moore Quarry a try this weekend.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Is The use of Bait Boats In The True Spirit Of Fishing

I was on Rixton Clay Pits today and saw a Carp angler using a Bait Boat (see photos). Is this fair,is it in the true spirit of angling?

I can understand why the Carp anglers use them, to get their baits into dificult swims and swims which are outside casting distance.

I can't help but think it must disturb the rest of the anglers and their swims, to have a remote control boat running around the water!

This boat I saw today was a fantastic piece of kit,it had a sonar fitted,so the angler could see the contors on the bottom of the lake,and judge the most likley fish holding areas.It also charged it's batteries by solar power.

I'm not sure I can't see myself using one but you never know!

Rixton Clay Pits 24 April 2010

Arrived at 05.30, A beautiful morning, only a couple of anglers on the pit (see video below), Carp anglers who had been there overnight.
Tried P.V.A. bags with no sucess, tried Quiver tipping using Maggots and caught 1 Pearch. I then tried float fishing,gave it until 11.30 then gave up and went home.
I can't understand whats happening, no one was catching, and there was a few much more experienced anglers than me on the pit today, and they strugled, not sure what to try next, I'll give it some thought in the coming week .
That's two weeks running,when I was fishing good quality waters, I along with every other angler strugled to catch. This time last year I was catching lots of Tench at both Rixton and Cicely Mill,this year is so different!

Monday, 19 April 2010

One Day Back At Work And I'm Thinking About Fishing On Saturday!

I'm going to Rixton this Saturday, as you're can use more than one rod, I'll set up a distance rod and I'll also float fish, "closer in". I'll target Tench first thing and then just see how it goes!
I'll have to get there early,I was speaking to a chap this weekend at Cicely, who had tried to get a peg at Rixton,but by 11.00 it was full.

We've just bought a Trailer Tent,so I'll be looking for some camping sites with lakes or close to rivers where I can wet a line.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Cicely Mill Saturday 17 April 2010

See attached Video of Cicely Mill at 06.30 on a beautiful Spring Morning

Today turned into a disapointment, things did'nt go as I expected. Everything at the Mill looked good for a briliant days fishing, I got the pegg I wanted, I felt I had the right bait and right tackle.
Things started off quite well, an hour after arriving I was into a nice little Tench of about 2lbs (the first of the year)and not long afterwards I was into a real zoo creature,for a couple of minutes it ran up and down and tried for the bushes a couple of times,and just as I thought I'd won, it smashed me.
That apart from one small Skimmer(see photo)that was it, for the day,not what I expected!

Reasons for a Disapointing Session
Everyone I spoke today at the Mill had a different reason why today had been so poor, a few people said "it was too bright" a few more said "the wind was in the wrong direction" a couple blamed it on the "cold overnight temperature". At one point,when a few of us "experts !" were stood around chatting I even found myself pushing forward a theory that "due to the extream and long winter we have just emerged from, nature including fish are late this year" I even sounded quite convincing, even I belived it! But when you think about it with cold logic,fishing is like that,some days,there's no reason,you just don't catch.

Loud Anglers
To finish off a less than enjoyable days fishing, there were two of the loudest and most annoying anglers I've have ever fished with!Not content with shouting the football result across the lake,they then proceded to argue,who's girlfriend was the fattest!,and it did'nt help that one of the two had a very anoying voice and used the worst language I've ever heard (don't get me wrong I'm no saint when it comes to choice language)but these two,every word was proceded with F***ING, It was mad I'd gone out to a georgous place for a nice days fishing,and I end up next to Chubby Brown!

One unusual aspect about fishing Cisely this weekend was the lack aeroplane noise,Cicely is not far from Manchester Airport and when the wind is in a certain direction, the planes fly right above the mill and it can be disturbing, but because of the Icelandic Valcano there was no flights out of Manchester airport all day, the only things flying were a pair of beautiful Buzzards.

I think I'll go to Rixton next weekend

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Cicely Mill at The Weekend

We're planning a long sesion this Saturday at Cicely Mill.It'll be the first time Owen has fished the Mill.
I hope the Tench are feeding,I'd like to see him do battle with a reasonable sized Tench.I'd like to make contact with some of the Crucian Carp in Cicely, they're the most beautiful fish,like a solid bar of Butter!
We'll target the Tench until lunch time,then I'll go onto the Quiver Tip for the afternoon sesion,looking for some Bream or Skimmers,then go back for Tench as Evening approaches and the light begins to fade.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Rixton Clay pits 10 April Biggest Bream to date!

Afternoon and early evening sesion at Rixton, the best day of the year so far. spring has arrived. Myself and Owen arrived about 2.00 and after a slow start the bite alarm went off,I thought we were into a Tench, and after a good fight we had the best Bream I've ever landed between 4 and 5 lbs (see photo). We had another couple of bites and landed one more small Bream (see photo).
I was expecting the Tench to be feeding but there was no sign of the Tench or even Tench bubbles.
Rixton is starting to look beautiful as the summer approaches see video. (not very good quality I shot it on my phone)