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Crashing back to reality

Posted by tomhaggett , 09 December 2014 · 481 views

8th December - Berkshire Stillwater  
 
As I mentioned in the last installment, the rest of my bait had been spread around the productive area ready for a return as soon as possible. 
After managing to wangle the day off I planned my return, obviously full of expectation.  They'd had a free meal and a few days to get themselves comfortable....


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Totally unexpected.

Posted by tomhaggett , 07 December 2014 · 258 views

5th December - Berkshire Stillwater
 
So, when I got in the car this morning the temperature gauge read 0.5 degrees... hardly conducive to catching carp but that was what I planned to try my hand at, for a few hours anyway.  The plan really, was to lob out a couple of rods while I waited for the light to drop so I could go perching late afterno...


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Another one :o. (Up to date, you'll be glad to hear)

Posted by tomhaggett , 02 December 2014 · 247 views

24th October - Berkshire Stillwater
 
So, after last weeks result I was naturally keen to get back down there and see if I could winkle out another one or two before the cold weather really kicked in.  The prebaiting seemed to work last time so I made the effort again but decided on a different area this time, the one that I mentioned had seen...


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Favourite one of the year and another original to boot.

Posted by tomhaggett , 02 December 2014 · 245 views

17th October - Berkshire Stillwater
 
As you can see I really struggled to get out after that productive day session.  A holiday with the new girlfriend and a hectic work routine put paid to any time on the bank for a couple of months though I tried to keep in touch as much as possible through a couple of mates that were still fishing every now...


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Cracking day session.

Posted by tomhaggett , 01 December 2014 · 232 views

15th August - Berkshire Stillwater  
 
I only had time for a day session this week, on the quiet water this time.  I'd made sure to pop down a couple of days beforehand to have a look around put a bit of bait in.  I found a few fish in a snag that I have fished quite a lot in the past, albeit in a slightly different part of the snag than us...


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A costly loss

Posted by tomhaggett , 01 December 2014 · 162 views

11th August - Berkshire Stillwater  
 
As usual this was an after work jaunt to the target water.  The conditions were due to be spot on again so I made the effort to get the next day off work and trotted down the path full of enthusiasm.  
The winds were due to be blowing in strong and south westerly, similar to during the session I fished...


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Running around like a headless chicken

Posted by tomhaggett , 29 November 2014 · 183 views

As the title suggests, the next couple of sessions were more of a cardio session than a relaxing fishing session.  Effort = reward however... unless you're me... then it generally equals a chance that I'll find a way to mess up :).
 
25th July - Berkshire Stillwater  
 
Yet another rushed after work overnighter.  The fish have seemed t...


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Back to the target water.

Posted by tomhaggett , 27 November 2014 · 179 views

3rd July - Berkshire Stillwater  
 
Yet another after work session that leaves me rushing around to find some fish and get everything sorted before darkness.  This particular session I'd walked almost the whole way around when a really good fish crashed out close to the island in quite an unpopular peg.  That was all I had to go on so I set...


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I promise I'll stop when everything is up to date...

Posted by tomhaggett , 27 November 2014 · 161 views

The next date in my photobucket account seems to be this, though I think I'd sneaked a quick overnighter in on the target water and drawn a blank.  I had managed a take at first light that session but unfortunately it shed the hook very early on in the battle.  You win some you loose some.
 
22nd June - Vale Farm
 
With the warm weath...


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Please let that swim be free...

Posted by tomhaggett , 26 November 2014 · 144 views

11th May - Berkshire Stillwater  
 
Looking back through my pictures I can't believe how much fishing I was getting in over late Spring.  Unfortunately the lakes remained mostly closed for that whole period so it was difficult to really make most of the best season of the year.
 
 
I remember this session well.  The lake was still...






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