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
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
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
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.