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John Weddup

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  1. For what use my opinion is pike have been coming out in multiple catches over the north essex area , suffolk and the fens since it warmed up. John
  2. Sorry Ken I seem to have missed several posts there on page 2. You are right very similar and you seemed to have had the same experience as I have with their effectiveness. John
  3. Thanks for all the interesting replies. For my stillwater perching that seems to have got me so interested this year I have switched to the Colin Dyson rig fully and have upped my rods slightly to set the hooks. I have also found some very good Drennan drop shotting hooks in size 2 that are both quite fine and absolutely ideal for hooking lives in front of the dorsal fin. I have now increased my hook up rate and each time the hook has been nicely in the mouth of the perch rather than deep down where the mouth of the bait is. Many thanks John
  4. Hi all I have been concentrating on perch fishing the last few weeks and intend to continue possibly throughout the winter. I have caught many perch to 3lbs 14 and had 6 3blers in one day but on a water that worms works well with little problems from unwanted fish. The water I am concentrating on at present seems to be a livebait water as there are many small perch and the lob catch rate is littered with small fish. I have now caught several decent perch on the lives but am also losing a number where I am not getting a hook hold. I have been using a top lip hook position but on ins
  5. Vas I normally don't post here much these days as when I do it normally gets ignored as I assume I know little of value. However I fish a lot at night for bream on still waters and rivers and also a lot of day river sessions too. Strangely the river bream often do not feed all the dark hours but wake up just before first light and feed strongly until about 6.30. It varies a little if its a very dull day or pouring with rain and even duller they will feed longer. If the river has strong flow, more than normal, and extra colour they may feed all day. If I am not fishing overnight I a
  6. Up to 40 yards I much prefer conventional running ledger rigs on stillwaters. I call it fishing as opposed to trapping with bolt rigs. However at distance on big waters I swap to a helicopter style because of its tangle free nature.
  7. strange the match results havent been as good this year. ,
  8. Hi Terry Spring is my favourite time but have had many great sessions in October. They are starting to put on weight for winter and will feed night times really well. However this year everything is a bit behind. The usual carp big hit hasn't happened yet and I reckon bream will be on it well in to November. If you are on ouse valley pits you will not be far from me. Good luck John
  9. Not Martham end of the thurne through to potter heigham its not according to match results and anglers on the bank.
  10. The Stour is a difficult river Matt. I have spent last 2 days on a boat looking at some deep but very clear stretches without seeing a fish. The only stretches that seem to hold numbers of fish are the town stretches within Sudbury that do not get affected by the huge onslaught of cormorants through out the winter. The Laa stretches are very patchy although I have had a few pike over last winter. Ten Mile bank is a better prospect on the Laa ticket although if you still want help on the stour I will tell you up to date info, John
  11. Matt I have been an LAA fisheries officer for the suffolk stour stretches and Glemsford pits for many years. I also run the Sudbury and Long Melford club with my colleagues. I am very familiar with the stour from haverhill to Bures and a bit beyond. The Laa also have a great bit of river at littleport. John
  12. Early season I would be up at daybreak. Thats early. Or night fish it for the bigger specimens. In a flood or high flow with plenty of colour they will feed daytime and on overcast days you have more of a chance. John
  13. I do as Anderoo does with his bag but will use a waterproof thermal cover in winter or cold nights that hangs over the bag and stops draughts. It just lays on top attached to one side of bed so no restriction. As for bivvy I have never zipped myself in summer or winter. Crash zips vary in quality but good ones allow you to grab material and pull apart rather than having to find the zip bit. John
  14. Being on the water for those misty dawns in spring is exactly why I joined the carp brigade in sleeping on the water in a bivvy. The pressure to get to a water , prepare to fish, get bait in etc all before dawn at 4am was just too much. I started several years ago and now enjoy my spring fishing so much more. Of course being there the night before allows you to see the water as dark falls and light arrives. The 2 most important times to watch a water. Obviously with the night being short then sleep can be a problem hence when bivvied up you can snooze during daylight hours. Jo
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