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Latest River Session

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 26 August 2016 · 0 views

Just thought I would post about my last time out. Been a very long time since I did so  :)
Myself and my brother decided to have a go at the usual stretch we go to when targeting the larger specimens. It is a stretch of the Ribble know for producing some very large fish.
We arrived at around 5pm and got our stuff sorted but I didnt rig...


Bent Double: Monday 17th June

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 23 June 2013 · 692 views

With the start of the new season I was able to have a look at some new water. I joined a new club in april and I was dying to get on to one of their river stretches to see what it was like. It was a place I had wanted to fish for a long time but never had the chance. Finally I have the stretch on my card so off I went. 
I arrived at the river...


12th April 2013: A blank expression

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 12 April 2013 · 291 views

So today saw me hitting a brand new water on a brand new card. I joined a club that I have waited many years to join last week so I wanted to make the most right away and try one of their waters. It was a small sized and very natural looking lake. A very nice quiet place to be. Sadly it was to be that way with the fish too but nevertheless I enjoyed being...


2nd Feb 2013: Cold feet!

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 03 February 2013 · 400 views

This saturday saw me eager to get out and and give the old quiver tip a go. Having been prevented from getting out for a little while due to the weather i was hopeful for a good session and had opted to go to a local still water. The night before however it turned bitterly cold and there was a hard frost on the car. I had a feeling this would have a detri...


Saturday 5th January 2013. Off the mark

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 06 January 2013 · 400 views

Well today saw me packing the car up at 7am with a very small amount of gear. This can usually only mean one thing. Pike time. I chucked my net, rod and bag into the car and had a coffee before setting off. It seemed a nice mild day outside. Odd for this time of the year but I'm not going to complain. I made my way to the venue of choice, a cana...


Sunday 10th September: Return to the Ribble

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 11 September 2012 · 271 views

Sunday night saw me finally make my first appearance of the season on the river Ribble. It feels like forever since I last got out on there. I planned to meet Pete (Latimeria) at around 5pm and do some ledgering into dark.I arrived at the car park and waited but Pete was going to be late so I decided to head down to the swim and get set up. Another fella...


25 July 2012: An unlikely hero

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 26 July 2012 · 4,426 views

Tonights session was organised on fairly short notice and was to see me meeting another AN member, one who I actually met on the river Ribble long before he joined AN. We had spoken about our options and he kindly offered to show me a stretch of a small river which has since made it into my top three locations to fish. It is one of those places where you...


21st July 2012: The After Party

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 25 July 2012 · 4,413 views

Following my first ever two pound perch and the consistently good weather I was spurred on to have another go on Saturday on the same stretch of canal to see if I could root out another big perch. This session was to be an early start. I had to be home by 12pm to make sure I could help the wife out with getting things sorted for our daughters christening...


19th July 2012: Sergeants Ball

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 20 July 2012 · 4,460 views

Well yesterday saw me with a day off work so what else to do but get myself out of the house and do some fishing. With the rivers still being so high I decided they were going to be a bit of a write off. I decided (as is becoming more and more common) to reach for the lure fishing gear. The target for the day was going to be the perch on a stretch of cana...


18th June 2012 - A successful return

Posted by AddictedToScopex , 19 June 2012 · 4,538 views

Well after the weekend turned out to be a bit of a washout I found myself finally getting on the small river last night for a few hours in the hope that it had dropped back to a normal level. When I arrived I saw that it was a nice level but quite a dark colour with sediment in the water. Not perfect but still fishable. I set up on a 2.5g woodys float and...

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