It has been very enjoyable sitting out in the late summer sunshine this week fishing at my usual haunts. The warmth and sunshine have both been most welcome.
I started at Lake John on Wednesday 10th fishing the open on the top lake. I drew peg 3 in the car park which is on its own but it is deep in the middle of a large reed bed. This peg is deep at the end of the reeds, six feet and is reached by fishing top two sections plus one short number three. It has not been producing very much
Updated Yesterday at 06:13 PM by Roy Makins
todays affordable open match was again on the middle or speci lake as it has been for the last couple of Tuesdays.
11 fishing today, and at the draw peg 5 stuck to my fingers, next door to last week and also where the winner of last weeks match had come from,
knowing that last weeks winner had caught big fish on paste to the margin rushes I set up to do the same, no prisoner rigs, 0.22 to drennan specialist size 12 hook with a .2 power pencil float, should withstand the rigours of
The Specimen Lake at Alders Farm (Oaks) has been fishing really well of late, not the massive weights normally associated with Alders Farm, but you still need a ton to frame, different styles catch and it can be won from anywhere.
I like the lake but it can be frustrating, a few weeks back I lost a "twenty" when the fish rolled over the hook-length. Yet in the same breath you can catch pound carp and skimmers all day long if you can keep them coming.
first sunday match for 5 or 6 weeks owing to my back, but having got through the Tuesday match on the speci lake have booked in today for the open on pines lake,
full house today so draw will be crucial, pulled out 12, an ok peg, very good a couple of weeks ago but with the colour dropping out not sure,
set up a topkit +1 section in nearly 5 foot of water straight in front, top 2 to the rushes on my right and top 2 to my left to the stumps , also set up a shallow rig in case I couldn't
A random phone call from Pete Thompson inviting me to stay at his brother's house in Cullompton, Devon, could only mean one thing, a couple of days fishing. In the past we have fished a few waters around the area, including Stafford Moor, South Fields Farm, Goodiford Mill, Ki-Ora and Viaduct Fishery. All have been kind to us with regards to the fishing. Shame it is so far away really.
We had planned to go the weekend of the 6th and 7th but with me being able to book some holiday