Saturday, 28 June 2008

Back To The Start

Last week I caught a Chub on the river this reminded me
of my first fishing memories . This week it was a case of
Back To The Start . Speaking to Mike he wanted to catch
a Crucian Carp he was planning a trip to his banker water
for this particular species , I told him of the water I fished
as a kid which now is WiganDAA water on our club ticket .
I spent hours sat by the side of my dad waiting and playing
while he fished for these beautiful , shy biting , hard fighting
fish and over the years have made the odd visit taking some
quality fish .
The problem as been the water as not been bailiffed for years
and a visit normally meant sitting in discarded rubbish and
being pestered by the local yobs .
Well what a pleasant surprise to turn up to a clean maintained
water ,I spoke to the Bailiff who had picked up a few small things
to remove great !!!
Mike had been fishing for a few hours he was on the bank at
5am and was busy taking Crucian Roach Rudd and Bream
I told the Mrs I was going to see Mike but sneaked the rod in
''well you have to'' so I was fishing at 9am

I fed two spots one just out at rod length at the front
with Caster and one tight to the weed in the margins to my
left which was my pellet line for bigger fish .
Almost from the moment I cast the fish took Roach and Rudd
not too big but all in good nick . Taking them on the pin makes
the experience sweeter .
After an hour or so of steadily catching almost every cast
was met with a bite I got my first Crucian , I dropped in
on the margin line and took another six up to a pound
very nice .
I left at 12.30 Mike was busy catching a nice morning
well spent .


Mike Duddy said...

Was a cracker of a venue - was worth the early start to have such a lovely lake to myself for a few hours - its fascinating watching the larger fish topping and rolling in the early morning -cheers Tony!

Tony said...

The temptation was too much to resist and what a pleasant surprise , think I said it was not that the water was not in nice surroundings just that it was not looked after very glad you enjoyed it , we will have one or two of the big ones next time .

phil-k said...

Looks really nice thanks for the reports.

I like to fish places like that on warm summer evening after work with a tin of sweetcorn and some worms.

Just the ticket.

Steve Dobson said...

It is always interesting to read your articles Tony.

I do have to ask though, what is a local yob?

Steve Dobson's Fisherman's Blog

Tony said...

I do have to ask though, what is a local yob?

It's just a local term for a teenage gang with a little too much beer in them ,looking to cause trouble nothing else to do I guess


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