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Can't access it from the A4 - haven't tried from Walton Way end - I might snick out for a couple of hours this afternoon - want to try out a new grayling bait!

 

 

C.

 

 

I've got sodding sciatica again - can't move. Struggle to get to the kitchen let alone in a cold river.

 

I love fishing in this weather too. The swan stretch is a good one, only fished it once, but caught several good grayling.

 

Catch some for me - I'm off to the chiropractors..... :(

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I've got sodding sciatica again - can't move. Struggle to get to the kitchen let alone in a cold river.

 

I love fishing in this weather too. The swan stretch is a good one, only fished it once, but caught several good grayling.

 

Catch some for me - I'm off to the chiropractors..... :(

 

 

Had a bakers dozen from Shaw - including a couple of 'pounders'. Swan stretch still cordoned off - though I like what they've done with the river.

 

 

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Had a bakers dozen from Shaw - including a couple of 'pounders'. Swan stretch still cordoned off - though I like what they've done with the river.

 

 

C.

 

Well the perch were feeding despite the cold, had two nice 2s including a 2lb 12oz which I watched snaffle from very close range, AMAZING STUFF! Not as big as the rest of the monsters in this thread but still very good for this stretch!

 

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Well the perch were feeding despite the cold, had two nice 2s including a 2lb 12oz which I watched snaffle from very close range, AMAZING STUFF! Not as big as the rest of the monsters in this thread but still very good for this stretch!

 

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Blimey - well done - I wouldn't have dreamed of going perching in these conditions!

 

 

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Blimey - well done - I wouldn't have dreamed of going perching in these conditions!

 

 

C.

 

The Thames perch seem to love cold weather I've caught when its been frozen over!

 

I'll be out again tomorrow at a different bit, see how I do there!

 

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Can't even get to the river at the mo due to the snow but well done to those who reported. Chris did you catch on your new grayling superbait?

 

Err no - couldn't get it to stay on the hook - needs a rethink - or probably a bigger hook!

 

 

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Err no - couldn't get it to stay on the hook - needs a rethink - or probably a bigger hook!

 

 

C.

Isn't life strange? I've been planning a new grayling "superbait". I had a quick half hour on the Lugg a couple of days ago in far from perfect conditions (too fast and heavy and still coloured) I took maggots and the "new" bait. I had one fish off one bite of about 12oz on maggot and three bites but no hook-ups on the "new" bait.

 

No problem keeping the bait on the hook but I think a larger hook (I was using a 14) may help with the hook-up.

 

I just strolled over the bridge and the change is phenomenal! A couple of days of hard frost and the river has dropped the required 6" and has fined out amazingly........bit of a bugger really 'cos tomorrow I've got a christmas clay shoot and associated apres shoot "social" afterwards :drunk:

 

Oh well, some time next week if I can get my pre-christmas panic jobs finished :thumbs:

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made it out for a few hours this morning, had a go with my late grandads abu 506 instead of my normal fixed spool reel, so much better trotting with that! had a fair few grayling and a couple of trout, was a good morning apart from freezing rings! anyone else brave the cold?

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Had approximately 1/4 pint of maggots and I had literally half an hour on a local stretch of the river before running out of them. Before I run out of maggots I got two obliging chub and retired back home to some comfort warmth and a nice cup of tea.

 

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