River Kennet (Newbury)
1900 - 2300
Dry, windy and overcast.
2 Barbel (8lb6oz,<4lb) 2 chub (both <3lb)
River up, some colour and quite a bit of debris (mainly weed) coming down. 1 chub 1st cast then 3 fish in the last ½hour. All fish on 14mm Halibuts.
1730 - 0600
Very heavy showers - then dry.
9 Tench (best two 5lb & 4lb 14oz - all the others 3lb+ fish)
Most fish on Halibut pellet out by the island - couple of fish on float fished meat in the margins - also lost a couple of carp on float tackle.
Paul managed 5 tench - best a fish of 5lb 10oz and had around a dozen carp between 7-11lb all on pellet - couldn't get past them to the tench!
River Kennet (Nr Thatcham)
1800 - 2330
4 Barbel (10lb 11oz, 5lb 15oz, 5lb 10oz, 4lb 6oz)
Fished 14mm halibut pellet and Meteor boilies - (Had one hour pellet, one hour boilie...). Double on boilie - other 3 on pellet.
Paul also caught 4 - all in 3-4lb bracket
River Kennet (Thatcham)
0730 - 1130
Heavy Showers - Breezy
2 Barbel (7lb 3oz & 6lb), 2 Chub (4lb 10oz, 2lb 5oz), 1 Brown Trout (1lb 11oz), 6 Dace
Trotting session - all fish on double red maggot - from fast water - barbel were QUITE a struggle. River looked in good nick - more ranunculus than last year - some colour and good flow.
Marsh Farm - Harris Lake
0730 - 1730
Dry but breezy - becoming VERY breezy.
13 Crucians (smallest 2lb 6oz, 4 over 3lb - biggest 3lb 3oz) 1 tench (small) 1½ doz Roach and Rudd.
Fished 4mm pellet or single red maggot - most of the Crucians fell to pellet. Wind made bite detection a nightmare - would have had a significantly bigger haul without it. Ended up fishing very tight to the bank in 18inches of water (fish were there though!)
Paul had 5 C
Horseshoe Lake - Yateley
1400 - 1030
Warm and Breezy - stayed dry - JUST!
5 Bream (7lb 9oz, 5lb13oz, 5lb10oz, 4lb4oz, 4lb2oz) 2 Perch
A night of '2 halfs' - all fish caught between 1800 - 0000. Bream on 14mm Halibut Pellets (Perch on Sweetcorn!).
No bites after midnight and we moved onto Pumphouse for a few hours in the morning - I bumped a couple of tench here and Paul winkled out a PB Bream of 5lb 15oz last cast of the session.
0000 - 1200
Warm night, Showers
3 Carp (best a mere 4lb 13oz) 1 Tench (3lb 3oz). 3 doz. bits (Rudd, Roach, Perch)
Slow start to the season though Paul faired much better in the next swim - he had half a dozen tench and a similar no. of carp. I didn't get a bite until well into the morning - and that was only after I decided to get some IAC Species Race* points on the board!
Tench - Float Fished maggot
Carp - Free-lined
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Mike, I would like to take this time to tell you what a great time I had while fishing with you in the Dominican Republic. First, the hotel which I stayed at was very nice and had a lot of activities. Next, I was also impressed with the crew ( Manuel and Catch
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I just wanted to write and let you know that we had an awesome experience on our half day charter last week. Both me and Dwayne caught a Mahi Mahi and it was just an excellent day. I want to thank you for all the quick responses to my emails and we will see you again the next time we a
Tuesday March 27th by Yance Yore
This is an old message that i am replying to but it is all i had left. I am sending you this thanking you for everything setting up my best fishing trip since I caught my 185 pound tarpon four years ago. Your crew was awesome and professional and put me in the chair to land six Dorado out of eight with one huge bull. The only reason we didn't land them all is we didn't have enough hands. We had 3 on at the same time twice and my wife, as yo
Mike's Marina Fishing Charters Tony Parsons
I had another great day fishing with Mike's Marina Deep Sea Fishing off Punta Cana this year. Last year we caught a big sailfin, this year its was even better. We set out in the afternoon with a fairly heavy swell and headed out way offshore. 5 dolphins joined the boat and swam with us for quite a long time before we hit a shoal of mahi mahi (dolphin fish). The lines were going off in all directions and the crew worked damned hard to h
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Another GREAT year using Mikes Marina. Prebooked everything on the internet using Paypal so everything was very easy to do. Mike personally responded to all my e-mails. My little 5 year old went in a little 20 foot boat - just to do some simple fishing with his Dad. Last year he caught some this year he got something too big for our line we brought took everything so my son has his big fish story!!!! Mike provides all the fishing equipement bu
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Subject: Fishing on 2-20-2007
If i did this right there is a few pics. of a few of the fish we got on the 20th.
We got 29 Mai Mai that day. We had a gteat day Mike.
Thanks for a Great Day!
Sorry, the weather was too good, and I was hearing too many reports of tench waking up for the summer. So I had a session on Wickwater main lake for the tench. It was slow, the water was still quite cold, but I eventually managed one tench of about 3lb and four little rudd, all on red maggot. It was a lovely evening though:
I managed a couple of end-of-season trips to my favourite barbel haunt in the last week of the season. We'd had a lot of heavy rain, and the rivers had been out of sorts for weeks, but finally the levels dropped, the colour faded and the rivers started to look inviting, so I gave it a go.
After traipsing across three fields feeling smug about the people fishing the swims near the road, I got to my favourite barbel swim to find some rotter fishing it. This stretch doesn't actually have all
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Mike: Thanks for the reply. If and when you do get your hands on some T shirts , let me know and I will arrange payment. Please find my report below.
Feb 10 Fishing Trip
Left El Cortecito at approximately 14:00 hrs under Captain Emilio Santana and First Mate
January 22nd by Greg Cory
Review of Mikes Marina and Deep Sea Fishing Charter
In The Beginning:
I have been deep sea fishing before this trip although never in the Dominican, same goes for several of my guests, so we pretty much knew what we were getting into. And although the trips were never that fruitful in the past, it was always a good time out in the sea with friends, so I knew I wanted to do it again this time. We contacted Mikes Marina several times via
This is my first fish that I have caught from New Pool, which is the new lake I go to.
I have been going to New Pool for 3 weeks, and no fish!
I used Assasin8 boilie with PVA - the mix was green lipped mussel pellets, 3 monster tiger nut boilies size 21mm and spicy chicken 15mm. I dipped hook bait in spicy curry powder which did the trick.
Well, my plan for a Thames barbel seems to have been derailed again. Not enough fishing and too much of it tenching, I think. I decided a couple of weeks ago that although it was too late to seek out Thames barbel, I would like to catch at least one during 2006. Probably the best barbel fishing round here is on the Bristol Avon, which I can fish on my Bristol, Bath & Wilts card, but with the year wearing on I felt that there was insufficient time to really suss out the Avon. One for next Su
Finally managed to sort my Birch Grove Pictures from the week before last.
It was a great week even though I had to go home a few days early for my brothers wedding, how selfish was he - getting married during our week on Birch!!
It was a great week as usual, although it was a little sad in one regard; Anne who has been the Landlady at the Admiral Duncan for the last six years or so has decided to move on, and things definitely won’t be the same without her, and typically, she held a