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Middle Dorset Stour 15,16 Nov 2018

Posted by The Flying Tench , 16 November 2018 · 0 views

I've always wanted to fish the middle Stour since someone told me it was a place where you could reasonably rely on a good bag of roach with a good chance of a fish over 1lb. I was able to combine it with visiting a family member. Would the fishing come up to expectation?
 
15 Nov 1.30-4.30pm. The fishing shop steered me in the direction of a 'mill...


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28.9.18 Zander - Rutland Water

Posted by The Flying Tench , 30 September 2018 · 0 views

8am to 3.30pm
4 zander up to a pound vertical jigging, plus some perch also to about a pound - thanks entirely to Kappa's experience and coaching. The first time I have tried this style of fishing.  A great day!


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31.8.18 Beale Park Lake

Posted by The Flying Tench , 31 August 2018 · 0 views

6.45 - 8.15pm  
I've caught very few bream above 3lb with a pb under 6lb, so it wouldn't take anything too gigantic to please. Fished two rods with 8mm pellet. Very pleased to get 3 bream, 2 skimmers approx 1.5 and 2lb, and one nice fish (to me, at any rate) of 5lb 7 oz.
 
All bites in the last half hour. That's the trouble at this lake, you are...


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17.8.18 River Thames

Posted by The Flying Tench , 17 August 2018 · 0 views

7 - 8.45pm Cloudy.  Almost no flow after lack of rain. A new stretch
 
I wasn't expecting much with so little flow, but pleasantly surprised. I ledgered maggot for the first hour, and then sweetcorn. Bite a chuck small skimmers and some roach bream hybrids up to about 5oz on maggot, and then 4 nice roach 6-8 oz on the corn.
 
I'll be back f...


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9.6.18 Roach bream hybrids

Posted by The Flying Tench , 09 June 2018 · 0 views

Local lake 7 - 9.30pm
Aim was to catch some quality roach on float and sweetcorn, feeding hemp. At the first peg I couldn't get past an army of skimmers, so switched peg. Almost immediately I had a nice fish of 1lb 13oz that looked roachy, but I am sure wasn't. The scales weren't bright enough for a silver bream, so I concluded it was a roach bream hybrid...


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25.5.2018 Orchid Lakes, Dorchester

Posted by The Flying Tench , 25 May 2018 · 0 views

3.45-6.30pm  Club Lake
Fished 2 rods, one in the middle with feeder and 8mm pellet for bream, one in the margins with sweetcorn for tench. Was pleased to have success on both rods with 2 bream, best 5lb 10oz, and a tench of 3lb 3oz from the margins.


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5-7.9.2017 Sea fishing at Swanage

Posted by The Flying Tench , 10 September 2017 · 0 views

My experience of sea fishing is limited, to say the least. The first fish I ever caught were in the sea, when I was about eight. My dad took my brother and me out in a rowing boat at Hastings for an hour. Hand lines and bait (lugworms) were supplied. From memory we only went out about 30 yards, but we had 27 small whiting and three dabs. It all seeme...


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2-4 July 2017 Middle Severn

Posted by The Flying Tench , 04 July 2017 · 0 views

A trip to the Middle Severn on a quest for big roach. I stayed in a B&B at Bewdley for 2 nights. On Sunday night I fished the Northbrook stretch on the BAA ticket, and got off to a good start with a lovely roach that tipped the scales at exactly 1lb. Bait was ledgered 8mm pellet  No other bites, though, which turned out to be a bit of a...


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26.6.17 Perch and carp

Posted by The Flying Tench , 26 June 2017 · 0 views

7-10pm local lake
My aim was to catch roach on 8mm pellets. I started using a float with the bait mid water and caught 6 roach and rudd up to 6 oz or so in the first hour, but decided the bigguns weren't around. So I switched to feeder. No roach at all, but a 2lb 4oz perch would-yer-believe-it, and a carp of about 15lb which took an age to land on the lig...


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5.6.17 Silver Bream

Posted by The Flying Tench , 05 June 2017 · 0 views

10am to 11am local lake
 
What should I fish for? The carp, tench and bream are probably spawning, the roach are doubtless recovering from it. I decided to try for perch using prawn as bait. I've almost no experience of perch fishing at this time of year, but decided to get out for a couple of hours, hopefully dodging the forecast rain.
 
The fi...






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