32 pound Thames Pike!!
Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:20 PM
Actually, if I remember correctly, and I often don't, but I vaguelly remember commenting on a centre page spread, re Oulton Broad, in the Angling Times.
The report, in the Mail, was rather more than just about your pike though, although I headlined, just it as they did.
To be honest, Gerry, mentioning Penton Hook on the Thames is no different to mentioning Brundall on the Yare, it happens. This report is in the press, front cover job in every Tesco in the country. It shows that the EA is doing what it is paid to do. You, and others, have been critical of the EA in the past, but this is good news for those who buy their licences. The Thames is in good nick, excellent news for all city anglers.
[ 15. October 2005, 07:40 AM: Message edited by: Peter Waller ]
Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:17 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 03:57 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:43 PM
To be honest though argyll, bar a brief flurry of people coming to have a crack at "your" stretch of river, I doubt the article will make any difference to your fishing.
Take for example my current favourite bit of river, Holt Fleet on the Severn....its known by all and sundry for its quality and many of the pegs are smooth flat mud such is the traffic they get, but most evenings I fish there i'm the only one on the river and i've only once in all the times i've been failed to get in my favourite peg.
[ 15. October 2005, 12:44 PM: Message edited by: Brumagem Phil ]
Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:04 AM
I have it on good authority that Oulton is fishing well Gerry - one angler had 4 20's in one day, just last week!!
..and if the piece had said '32lb pike caught from the north side of Oulton Broad and aren't we all pleased how well the broad is fishing' would you have been so quick to point it out ? Think not. Don't worry tho', next time someone enquires about the broads...I might.
I'm planning to start guiding on Oulton next season.
[ 17. October 2005, 10:31 PM: Message edited by: Charlie Bettell ]
Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:44 AM
I had three sessions on Oulton Broad and on the Waveney at Beccles and although I had one good day, the fishing hasn't been fantastic. Even though I only fished once on the three days at OB, we popped by each time to nose about and, frankly, didn't see many fishing on the broad either!
I think John Wilson caught the only 20lber on the broad, and that was last Christmas LOL (only joking Peter!)
Posted 18 October 2005 - 02:25 PM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:57 PM