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Full on KERSPLOOSH or a misplaced welly?

 

By contrast I had a lie in and arrived at the K&A canal at about 10:00am, the rain had stopped by then and it was quite pleasant. A few decent Perch to 1lb 1/2 on trotted maggot, they weren't interested in lobs, and then the boats arrived thick and fast.

 

A move to Northcroft saw my favourite trotting swim still obstructed by snags. I managed to clear most but the rotten tree trunk was too heavy so it'll have to wait for another day and another person. Not surprisingly the commotion cleared the swim; the Gudgeon were the first to arrive back so after a couple of those I moved up to the weir pool. The weir itself was closed with just a sluice allowing water through. This created a slack right at the base of the weir which wouldn't be there if any water was flowing over so remembering all of the textbook advice, but not really expecting much, I just lowered my lobworm in. It was grabbed immediately and another Perch of 1lb 1/2 was landed. Perch continued fall to lobs in that slack until they wised up half an hour later.

 

Confident in my newfound watercraft skills (courtesy of Mr Crabtree) I waded downstream looking for likely spots and came across an absolute peach of a swim. Relatively fast shallow water running into a big deep slack on the outside of a bend. For the last half hour of the session that swim produced chublets, Roach and Perch every cast until I was bitten off by a small Pike.

 

A great day, low water levels aren't always bad news.

 

Rusty

 

I did exactly the same thing a couple of weeks ago. Except the snag clearing and rotten tree removal. Fished the favourite swim and had a chub of about 1 1/2 lb. Right under the big overhanging tree further downstream of the rotten trunk. Then moved upstream towards the weir pool. Tried a worm in the slack water under the weir. Nothing. Thought i was being really clever thinking that would be a great place to fish. However came away deflated that I didn't get a bite. At least I know I was on the right track. Moved down to the first lot of deeper water. No waders so it was differcult trying to cast upstream and run a float under the tree. The run was only about three yards long but had a couple of chublets.

Eventually went back to the rotten stump. Got another good bite right under the overhanging tree. But it got to the snags and broke me off. Still waiting to catch a perch from this stream. Guttted about having to pay for parking at northcroft. Fishing will be limited to 3 hours from now on.

Regards

Rob

Rob

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Can't help you with the parking, it's a 10 minute walk for me, and I'm a taxpayer :D

Bayer House multistorey is free parking Sat/Sun, and if you can get there early, Old Bath Road is free. In both cases you would walk through Goldwell Park, 5-10 mins max.

Been getting some barbel and chub, 3/4/5lb, out that swim with the tree trunk. Fished with work colleague who's a big barbel angler further downstream, near the LS&B, on Sunday afternoon. I had 2 barbel, biggest was 4lb, but he had 6, biggest was 8lb, and it's still free there. Parking's a problem, even more expensive, as it's near to the centre of town :D

Still 10 minute walk for me.

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Guttted about having to pay for parking at northcroft. Fishing will be limited to 3 hours from now on.

 

Hello Rob. Yes the robbing scrotes have spoiled the fun but there is a way round it if you fish mobile and light. Stay at Northcroft for three hours then drive to the Lambourn for some Grayling action, it's only 5 minutes away. Once you're fed up with catching Trout instead of Grayling go back to Northcroft for another three hours.

 

Just remember to empty the maggots out of your bait smock before you get in the car :rolleyes:


It's never a 'six', let's put it back

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Hello Rob. Yes the robbing scrotes have spoiled the fun but there is a way round it if you fish mobile and light. Stay at Northcroft for three hours then drive to the Lambourn for some Grayling action, it's only 5 minutes away. Once you're fed up with catching Trout instead of Grayling go back to Northcroft for another three hours.

 

Just remember to empty the maggots out of your bait smock before you get in the car :rolleyes:

 

Good idea. Do you park by the Day nursery this side of the A339. Can you get to the river from there. I caught my first but not biggest Grayling and trout on the Lamborne but i parked church rd way. A bit of a pain having to go through the big roundabout and back. Biggest grayling was in the centre of Cardiff (Opposite the Brains Brewery) on the Taff. Not what i thought a grayling river should look like but it was full of them. Big, wide, slow river very close to the docks and the sea. But what do I know. Why didn't I get a bite under the weir when fishing same bait in the same place. Not even a little perch. That's fishing and maybe down to me not being very good at it. I hope to have a go in northcoft in a couple of weeks when i'm working in Newbury.

 

Regards

 

Rob

 

Thought you said that tree stump would be easy to shift?

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post-15953-1257545463_thumb.jpghi guys i managed to bank these beauties today the little one is 3lb 5oz anyone care to guess the weight of the other one?

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post-15953-1257545463_thumb.jpghi guys i managed to bank these beauties today the little one is 3lb 5oz anyone care to guess the weight of the other one?

 

My first thought was maybe 2 to 3lb, but if the "little fellow" is over the magic 3lb, the other must be over the uncatchable 4lb.

 

Don't know what to guess, the idea of a Perch over 4lb is so exciting. Don't have any reference point to a fish that may be that big, so wild guess 4.06lb.

 

Don't want to share you Perch hole with your fellow AN members do you?. :D


Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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close mate it was 4lb 2oz a welcome break from the crayfish!

what do you hate most carp or crays?

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post-15953-1257545463_thumb.jpghi guys i managed to bank these beauties today the little one is 3lb 5oz anyone care to guess the weight of the other one?

denzil well done fella that is a pukka Perch brace and a new benchmark ,I hate the Crays as well but the perch ain't that size for nothing but again very well done :clap2::notworthy: steve.


We are not putting it back it is a lump now put that curry down and go and get the scales

have I told you abouit the cruise control on my Volvo ,,,,,,,bla bla bla Barder rod has it come yet?? and don`t even start me on Chris Lythe :bleh::icecream:

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