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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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12.5.17 pb Roach!

Posted by The Flying Tench , 12 May 2017 · 0 views

5.15 - 8 pm
Relatively shallow local lake which has warmed up well (WT 17degC)
 
Fished feeder. 3 roach, 1lb 3 oz, 1 lb 7 oz, 1 lb 12 oz.
The fish were full of spawn. The biggest was a pb, and the catch was my best catch of roach, so I was very pleased. 
The middle fish was quite pale and almost looked like a silver bream, but I was not awa...


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5.5.17 Nice Tench

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

2.30-5.30pm the Club Lake, Orchid Lakes
 
My original plan was to have 2 baits in the middle for bream, but few bream were coming out and a catfish angler told me you could get good tench in the margins. On reflection I think that is often the case at this time of year with the margins warming up faster than the deeper water.  So I had...


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30.1.17 Perch on prawn

Posted by The Flying Tench , 30 January 2017 · 0 views

2.45 - 5.15pm WT 4 deg C

An attempt at the perch in this local lake now that the ice has melted. I float fished a whole prawn, which a lot of people use in this lake. I skimmer bream and 7 perch, all but one of which over a pound, the best two being 2 lb 1 oz and 2 lb 8 oz.

I have only fished prawn a few times before, and was pleased to get more bites t...


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20.1.17 Iced over lake

Posted by The Flying Tench , 20 January 2017 · 0 views

3-5pm   AT 4 deg C   WT 0-4 deg C  Beautiful clear blue sky, little wind.
 
The fishing shop manager had warned me that this high stock density lake might be iced up, and he was right. But along the north bank which had had most of the sun there were a few inches of water, and under a willow tree the ice only starte...






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