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River Rover

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About River Rover

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  • Birthday 04/04/1962

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    Hampshire, England
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    All things natural, Angling for specimen fish, all types of music and friendship
  1. I will be keeping my fingers crossed on a few counts. 1) to be invited again 2) for warmer weather than last year!! Thank you for the update Steve.
  2. My apologies also for a delayed post. I have been working far too hard! This was my first trip to Wingham and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Whilst the conditions were tough, several anglers proved that the fish were there to be caught if you could locate them and had the skills to tempt them. For a newcomer to Wingham, it's a steep learning curve but I absolutely loved the challenge. The Lake is a credit to Steve and the team that have put in many years of effort to creat a stunning natural environment for us to enjoy and also maybe catch a fish or two. My sincere thanks to all that made me welcome and helped to make the week end a real joy. For the record I managed a 1lb 14oz perch on a float fished lobwork down the margin where Steve had told me they were known to frequent. With the water so clear I was amazed that I tempted one and was pleased to have had my screen with me which must have helped. I tried my best to find some Tench or even that illusive monster bream but to no avail. Steve pointed me in the right direction for some prime feeding spots and I certainly found some great area's and was confident I had good baits in good places but the long bobbins stayed still all through the first night. The second night I decided to give the worm a go having stepped up the baiting but the inevitable happened and a 3lb eel ish duly obliged in the early hours. Once again thank you to all that made me welcome.
  3. Educational Vagabond. I thank you!
  4. That is a truly stunning fish. That dark back is beautiful and what a rudder! We had a fully scaled in a lake I fished for many years that was a beauty. I never did catch it for myself. Congratulations.
  5. Hi there, I am not sure if this will be a little but too far for you but how about a Hampshire chalk stream? Like you, my fishing has to be in a natural environment. I am a keen specimen angler and have always had 'a thing' about large Roach. Have a look at this fishery: http://www.timsburyfishing.co.uk/coarse.html It is a beautiful stretch of the River Test with some beautiful fish. It is not easy but there are very good coarse fish to be had outside of the game season. There are huge Grayling and Roach. My personal best Roach of 2lb 9oz came from here although I know that they go over 3lb!! Some big Pike too if that interests you. It is a day ticket water. Not cheap but worth every penny in my opinion. The bailiff / owner is a very pleasant man and worth talking to for his local knowledge. I hope that it 'suits the bill' River Rover
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