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River Blavet, Brittany 1-6 October, 2019

Posted by The Flying Tench , 10 October 2019 · 0 views

This was a special fishing holiday near Pontivy in Brittany to fish the River Blavet and the Nantes-Brest Canal which it flows in and out of. I had heard from blogs on-line, and also a reliable report on Anglers Net, that the roach (to 1lb 8 oz) and bream (to 6lbs) fishing here was prolific, with nets of around 50lbs regularly available in a session. Also...


Thames bait-dropper, pellet 19.8.2019

Posted by The Flying Tench , 20 August 2019 · 0 views

7 - 8.30pm
For the first time in the Thames I used bait-dropper. I cast out 10 bait-droppers full of 3mm pellets, and then fished feeder with 6mm halibut pellet about 5 rods out. At first it was bite-a-chuck, and very positive bites, too. Within 5 minutes I had a 12oz roach, which is actually my pb for the Thames. Then they got a bit cagey, and I missed a...


River Thames, Cholsey Marsh 21.6.19

Posted by The Flying Tench , 22 June 2019 · 0 views

7.30 - 9.30pm
During the last 2 years I did some fishing with 8mm pellet. It worked well in the lake, but was pretty dead in the river. So I decided to try 6mm pellet to see if that would be more to the taste of the quality roach which are my main target. I used 3mm pellet in the feeder.
Just one skimmer bream, plus a number of bites including a co...


My next PB 21.6.19

Posted by The Flying Tench , 21 June 2019 · 0 views

At the start of a new season, in case it's of any interest to anyone, here are my pbs so far. The question is, how to improve at least one of them this season given that I'm a bit of a cushy 'pleasure angler', not into all night stints and with health issues hindering also:
roach   1lb 9oz      River Farm Lake, Fareham  ...


10.5.19 Orchid Lakes pb bream

Posted by The Flying Tench , 10 May 2019 · 0 views

4-6.30pm at the Club Lake, Orchid Lakes, Dorchester
I left myself too little time, mainly because the forecast had been showers, and I decided to wait till the weather was better. But then the forecast changed, so I had a quick session.
Fished 8mm halibut pellet, with 3mm pellets in the feeder. Had carp of approx. 11lb plus bream of 6lb 6oz...


Middle Dorset Stour 15,16 Nov 2018

Posted by The Flying Tench , 16 November 2018 · 0 views

I've always wanted to fish the middle Stour since someone told me it was a place where you could reasonably rely on a good bag of roach with a good chance of a fish over 1lb. I was able to combine it with visiting a family member. Would the fishing come up to expectation?
15 Nov 1.30-4.30pm. The fishing shop steered me in the direction of a 'mill...


28.9.18 Zander - Rutland Water

Posted by The Flying Tench , 30 September 2018 · 0 views

8am to 3.30pm
4 zander up to a pound vertical jigging, plus some perch also to about a pound - thanks entirely to Kappa's experience and coaching. The first time I have tried this style of fishing.  A great day!


31.8.18 Beale Park Lake

Posted by The Flying Tench , 31 August 2018 · 0 views

6.45 - 8.15pm  
I've caught very few bream above 3lb with a pb under 6lb, so it wouldn't take anything too gigantic to please. Fished two rods with 8mm pellet. Very pleased to get 3 bream, 2 skimmers approx 1.5 and 2lb, and one nice fish (to me, at any rate) of 5lb 7 oz.
All bites in the last half hour. That's the trouble at this lake, you are...


17.8.18 River Thames

Posted by The Flying Tench , 17 August 2018 · 0 views

7 - 8.45pm Cloudy.  Almost no flow after lack of rain. A new stretch
I wasn't expecting much with so little flow, but pleasantly surprised. I ledgered maggot for the first hour, and then sweetcorn. Bite a chuck small skimmers and some roach bream hybrids up to about 5oz on maggot, and then 4 nice roach 6-8 oz on the corn.
I'll be back f...


9.6.18 Roach bream hybrids

Posted by The Flying Tench , 09 June 2018 · 0 views

Local lake 7 - 9.30pm
Aim was to catch some quality roach on float and sweetcorn, feeding hemp. At the first peg I couldn't get past an army of skimmers, so switched peg. Almost immediately I had a nice fish of 1lb 13oz that looked roachy, but I am sure wasn't. The scales weren't bright enough for a silver bream, so I concluded it was a roach bream hybrid...

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