Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Well it's been a while, I could make excuses, busy life........
writer's block and so on and so on. The truth is I seem to have
lacked a little insperation. Something new, instead of the same
repeated mutterings of the last few years. These were the thoughts
running through my mind, after trips out and checking into the
blog on my return. The above is how I have felt in general
of late, something of a low I would say. Sometimes instead of
feeling a bit down you have to be glad of small things in
life you take for granted but that mean so much.
So back to the blog It would take a while to tell every story
of the trips out over the summer and autumn, so this is like a
highlightes post of good times.

If you have read or visited this blog in the past, you will
know that most posts will in all likleyhood have a picture
of a river. More often than not it will be the Ribble!
So here we go again! It's a thing to enjoy and even though
it's another in a long list, everytime I should remember how
lucky I am to be out doing what I love.

Well I do catch the odd fish. This season I have caught
a great number of Barbel, Chub, Trout, Dace and Grayling.
The fish above seems to like me, it's made several visits
to the landing net. This fish is a old warrior and looks how
I feel!
Phil was a bit special as far as catching Barbel from rhe
Ribble went!! After quite a few years and some quality fish
into double digits. He could hold his head high that they
had all come on the float. Well he finally lost this proud
record after quite a few attempts, I may add.

So autumn, Again we settled into a Ribble swim that screams fish
and after I lost a cracker Phil landed one of the best looking
Barbel I have seen these fish went hard to say the least.

A few weeks back was my mates birthday,we stayed in a barn and
got to spend some time of all places next to a river even better
the Ribble....... happy days!! not to miss the chance out came
the camera..... Melanie was impressed.......Not!
Well it was remote, a bit like a rally stage chance to test
Melanies new car out on the narrow roads and "bridges" she was
impressed! lol.

I will go back some good fishing around these parts.
Orrrr loves young(old) dream.
Well the fishy part of this and something new, well sort of.
I have had this river Roach project in my mind for well
ages. After a couple of half hearted last minute attemtps
I decided to put a bit of effort in. I listened to Martin
James and his roach on bread approach and gave it a go.
The best way to try this for me was to just take bread.
Any other bait with me and after a hour or so the temptation
would be to swap. Well no need, after feeding the swim with
mashed bread and running a float down for the first time I was
rewarded with a Chub, a few more Dace and Chub before the Roach
made for a perfect end to the day.
I went back for anoher go and lost what felt like a cracker, the
thought of it being that magic 2lb fish will have me back shortly.


Dustin's Fly Box said...

Great fish buddy! I know that car is normal to you but looks different than what I see in the states

Matthew Eastham said...

Welcome back Tony, you have been missed! Glad to see you've had a few nice fish this season. any salmon jumping at Stainforth?

Tony said...

Yes plenty and a few trout, been restricted to late fishing only the odd trip out, just busy coupled with a lack of drive I think.


"Life is but a dream?"

"... on a good day of fishing, the job, the noise and clutter ... fade away until there is only water and the rhythm of the rod and, now and then, a fish."

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-Steve Dobson

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