Sunday, 16 May 2010

15 May 2010 Rixton Clay Pits

Had my best session of the year so far.
Arrived at 07.00 and fished the 3rd peg from the car park(same as last week). I fished two rods,my old Quiver Tip Rod and a sleeper rod on the pod trying for the Tench.
After only 30 minutes the sleeper rod went off and I was into a reasonable sized Skimmer, I then started getting bites on the Quiver tip,it's a long time since I'd used the Quiver Tip rod, so I was out of practice and I missed most of the first bites but after an hour or so I caught a nice Skimmer,the first fish on that old rod in years!
At last the Tench arrived, I had a smashing fight with a Tench of about 4lb and about half an hour later an Identical sized Tench gave me an incredible fight,taking me into the bushes a couple of time and it was staying deep for what seemed an age, but I managed to slip the net under it!
The rest of the day was spent on the Quiver Tip rod and I managed to speed up my reactions and connected with some beautiful Roach and some more small Skimmers
The rig I used on the Quiver Tip rod,was a version of the Helicopter Rig I've seen used in Carp fishing, I used it with a small Maggot feeder.
I had a Robin sat in a tree close to me for a while, so I started feeding it Maggots, it came very close to me to take food,then flew too it's mate and fed her the Maggots
Unfortunatly about 2.00pm I started to show signs of a Migraine starting, as I was on my own and in the car I had to leave and get home before the symptoms became to bad for me to drive.
On the whole it was a smashing day and I can't wait for my next trip out.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Starting to Miss the Rivers

There is a few weeks to go yet before the River season opens but I'm begining to get restless, it's ages since I fished a river. I'm going to have a few sessions on the River Wyre there's a campsite in Churchtown which is very close to the Warrington stretch of the river, and it's a beautiful river.(see photo)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Short Sesion at Rixton 8 May 2010

Had a short session at Rixton,very bright but windy and cold!

Fished the small peg, 3rd down from the car park.

Had a nice Tench an hour after starting(see photo), but then nothing else landed. I had lots of bites but I missed them all or they didn't develop.

Next time I fish Rixton I'm going to use my old Quiver Tip rod,to see if I can hit some of those missed bites.

Rixton is begining look wonderful as spring takes hold.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Cicely Mill 1 May 2010

Had a long day at the Mill, the weather was in and out all day,started off in good sunshine and ended the day in a thunderstorm including lightning!
Caught three nice Tench (see photos) and two bream. Used 8mm hookable pellets wrapped in Trout Paste and hair-rigged on a size 12.
The mill is still not as good as it should be with most anglers struggling.
I have a day off work on Tuesday so I might have a trip to Rixton.