That little stretch of the Itchen between Mansbridge and Woodmill
Posted 04 March 2004 - 06:33 PM
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 07:09 PM
The long straight being the piece below the big bend toward Wood mill ?
Posted 04 March 2004 - 08:45 PM
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 04:09 AM
Blimey, that was me! Can't get away with anything in this town!
..and Sipadan..my riverbank spy tells me you were wearing a woolly hat, and were sporting a beard..was that you?
Posted 05 March 2004 - 04:32 AM
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:51 AM
All the older locals who've been here long enough remember the orfe (not me..I'm not from down here)..it was one of them who told me about it last year, and showed me some old 60s and 70s black-and-whites of the river and the pond as it was then.
Graham, how amazing that somebody else remembers the orfe! I reckon it was probably around 1967-70 when I fished the pond with my Dad.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 12:32 AM
This was taken this afternoon, is the chap fishing just below the pub one of us ?
This is the big bend, nice far bank slack.
This ones the long straight below the big bend, home of the big chub that Graham told us about.
The next ones way up river where the railway line crosses.
This was taken this morning, the water to the left is a huge pool ( The six arches pool ), the river is flowing in from the right. Right at the entrance to the pool I had four grayling on breadflake this morning, biggest 2lb 8oz which is a new PB so well pleased.
I was looking for chub, but none showed, also had a pike rod out earlier on and again nothing.
It's strange because these are usually banker spots ! Possibly off the feed - spawning ??
Posted 07 March 2004 - 01:27 AM
Darrell, your first photo freaked me out because that was one of the few swims where I spent a prolonged amount of time. Had one of the jacks from there the other day. Anyway, it's not me because I don't own a blue keepnet (I assume that's what it is) or any keepnet for that matter.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 01:58 AM
I saw about 6 people fishing - and three very nice 'pins
Posted 07 March 2004 - 04:44 PM