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17th June 2012 - Spinning around

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 17 June 2012 · 200 views

Well the start to the new season has been a total washout. Both river options flooded and packed out with expectant anglers so I decided not to bother and to pick up the spinning outfit instead and head to the canal.I arrived after dinner and started walking the banks and casting around. It was a nice day and I only needed to wear a t-shirt which has been...


19-21st May: Wingham 2012

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 22 May 2012 · 4,984 views

Well it was that time again. Wingham 2012. The dream of a monster tench had returned. The first day of the fish in saw me waking up at 6am full of enthusiasm. I loaded the car, said goodbye to the wife, new born daughter and cat and began my 300 mile journey. The hours flew by and I was soon pulling in through the fabled gates. It was almost 1pm by the ti...


Friday 17th February, 1....2.....THUMP!

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 18 February 2012 · 5,308 views

Well today saw me very busy and finding the time to get out was fairly difficult. We had to go to the hospital to get a scan on the baby. Thankfully all was well. I spoke to a friend and we agreed that if we had the time we would get down to the canal for a few hours.By the time everything had been sorted out and I had left the hospital it was quite late...


Sunday 29 January, Nippy Pike

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 30 January 2012 · 5,311 views

A long time since I last got round to making a blog entry. Today saw me make a snap decision to scrap the gym session in favour of picking the spinning rod up and heading for the canal for a spot of lure fishing. I headed down to my usual stretch in the hope that I could extend my knowledge about it and try and find some perch swims ready for the warmer w...


Saturday 22rd October, Stop, Drop and Roll

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 23 October 2011 · 4,529 views

Well I had my first go at dropshotting today. After hearing of the pollution incident on the small river the canal was to be the target. I got myself one of the berkely dropshotting kits and a load of other rubber shads and worms. Got my rod tackled up the night before and my other tackle and was shocked at how little I actually needed to take. Even less...


Sunday 16th October, Memory

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 20 October 2011 · 4,528 views

Well today saw me down by the small river again. Only this time was to be a bit more special. The reason, my dad was over from Ireland and this was to be the first fishing trip we have had together on our own for as long as I can actually remember. It was one of those days of reminiscing and catching up and reforming bonds that had begun to die with age....


Sunday 11th September, Sunday Morning Spinning

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 14 September 2011 · 5,909 views

Well it's been a while since I posted a blog report up. Have been out and about fishing but as I have left it so long to write an entry I couldnt possibly remember everything that happened in order to make a good post   So this sunday gone I had an impromptu session with the new spinning rod. Upon waking I had no plans to get out and do some angling h...


Sunday 14th August, Splash!

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 15 August 2011 · 5,859 views

Well today saw me heading off after a nice lie in to a really great little river not all that far from my native Preston. The target for the day was dace and chub using the good old trotting gear.I loaded up the car and made my way down to the river with the hope that it would be at a satisfactory level to send a float down. As I arrived I hopped straight...


Saturday 23rd July, Puddle in a field

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 15 August 2011 · 121 views

Well today saw a return to the wigan area for a trip to a small river with Tigger once more. We had the intention of doing some tip work for whatever came along just to make a change from the trotting.We met up at the usual spot and drove down to our destination. As we walked along the bank I couldnt help but admire how nice the river looked but also coul...


Sunday 17th of July, Trotting in the rain

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 18 July 2011 · 4,201 views

Well today saw a meeting of 3 AN members 'oop north' to spend a few hours trotting on a small but great looking river. Weather was less than favourable with strong blustery winds and rain coming in sheets but being the hardy northern folk that we are we decided to give it a go regardless. I met up with Ian (Tigger) and Brain (Lutra) at our usual m...

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