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#21 The Diamond Geezer

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 09:55 PM

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Who/what is The TAA, please?"

Thatcham Angling Accociation.

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Doh! Thanks, Liam ... it's obvious now that you've explained!

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 02:40 AM

I had a walk round Wylie's lake, the RDAA tench lake, today, and they were starting to catch some tench. One guy had four. They reckoned the problem had been the weather.
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Posted 17 May 2004 - 04:37 AM

thanks john ill go and see if non reading members can fish it tomorow, then hopefully ill be able to go this weekend :D

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:34 AM

sTench, I expect you've checked this already. The Bowling Alley don't have tickets in yet, which I took to mean that you can't get them in the close season, which is what I was told about 4 years ago. But XBarbel's right and they've got them at Crownmead, so I hope to be down there Monday.

My experience 3 or 4 years ago was that it's good to fish the margins at this time of year. Logically it should be RIGHT next to the bank with warmer temperatures on the surface, but I found one or two rod lengths out was good, depending on the peg - but I'm no expert. People seem to catch most of the way round, though you don't get many people fishing the south bank for some reason. I quite like the north east corner.
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 12:24 PM

And don't forget your rake - this venue responds VERY well to a good raking!

Also I wouldn't discount the southern bank last year on a day I struggled I decided to go check some permits and had a chat with Edward Barder (the rod maker) who was having a thoroughly good session fishing the middle of that bank - I guess most folks can't be bothered to walk round there!


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Posted 25 May 2004 - 04:27 AM

I fished Wylie's Lake tonight. The ticket was 6, which is different from the ones i used to buy from the bowling alley. The 6 ticket is a general RDAA thing which covers a number of waters, but when I phoned the bowling alley they assured me the tickets were still 3, though they didn't have any in, yet, so MAYBE there will be 3 tickets from June 16?

There were plenty of bubbles and nibbles, but not many BITES, though a nice 5lb fish nearly pulled the rod into the water just before I packed up. Did you have any luck, sTench?
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Posted 25 May 2004 - 07:10 PM

hi john i went and found out about it like i said but then i couldnt go because the money i expected to have in my account from a new job wasnt there yet! :mad: this weekend until next ill be doing some sea fishing in swanage so ill be able to go the week after. which NAA lake would you say is best for tench? ive always fished dixons for them but people say knots is better and the times ive fished it its been awful. how would you fish knots for tench? ive heard its really good early season.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 12:13 AM

Knotts is DEFINITELY the best NAA lake for tinca's. My best is 44 in a session - that's over 150lb. Average 3-5lb, never had a 6lber but you also don't get many under 3lb. Also the bonus chance of a huge crucian...


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Posted 26 May 2004 - 03:20 AM

nope but ive heard that all the trees by the entrance have been cut down. what methods + baits do you use on knots?

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 04:34 PM

Knotts is best fished at night, over the last five years or so it has tended to go very quiet during the day with only a few fish out. Once it gets dark, different matter!

Best methods.....close range float fishing, also a method or groundbait feeder fished to a gravel patch will also score. And if they are really finicky, then freelined breadflake or luncheon meat.

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