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Estate Lake Pike

Saturday 12th November - Cheshire Mere   Graeme took me Pike fishing for a day on a big Cheshire Mere on a guest pass from his club, the Mere is around 47 acres and is boat only - the club have one punt for use of the members.       The Mere is horse shoe shaped, it's actually an Estate Lake and was created by damming a stream about four hundred years ago.   We also had another club member with us, Andy, who had booked the punt for the day. He also had a fish finder and had been

Rob Ward

Rob Ward

 

Autumn Barbel

My friend Graeme and I started to get stuck into the Barbel on our club stretch of the Ribble in the Autumn, we mostly fished short evening sessions midweek and spent the first few exploring the stretch trying to find likely fish holding areas. We identified one particular swim that looked promising, from up the bank you could see a sandstone ledge about half way across with a pronounced crease on the surface, this effectively channelled the flow through the inside of the swim. One of the reason

Rob Ward

Rob Ward

 

Two Little Ducks

On Friday 29th July I began my River campaign on a club stretch of the Ribble not far from Preston.   I joined the club last Autumn along with my friend Graeme and we managed one trip hoping for a Barbel at the beginning of October, unfortunately that day coincided with the first frost of the winter and killed our chances.   As it happens fellow forumite Rik aka 'Addicted to Scopex' also has a ticket and we spent an enjoyable winters day roving the stretch after Pike but again found a free

Rob Ward

Rob Ward

 

Wingham Tenching 2011

This is my first attempt at a blog entry so please bear with me, it's pretty much cobbled together from forum posts but I wanted somewhere to record everything in one place as I'm hopeless at keeping records and hopefully this will improve that.   Session One - Royal Wedding Weekend   I was hoping for a swim known as Eggbox Platform but was going to leave the choice until I got there as the weather forecast was for strong north easterly winds which wasn't a good one!   I was hoping to l

Rob Ward

Rob Ward

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