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Three cheers this time! And itr's not good fortune, it's good fishing. :clap2::clap2::clap2:


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What an amazing week ends fishing. Well done.


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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The forecast looks OK for another bash next weekend - heavy rain tomorrow night then dry the rest of the week. That should be enough to colour the water a little, it's gone back to being very clear again now. The low temperatures don't seem to worry them too much (although the milder the better) but the right colour is really important. Too clear, and they're so spooky they become very difficult, too coloured and I think they barely feed (I've never managed a bite when it's like that anyway!).

 

Almost all the bigger fish have now come from a short bit of water within the stretch I've been exploring, so I think that's the bit I'm going to concentrate on for the rest of the season. Seven more weekends, and many prayers for good conditions, to come!


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Great looking fish Anderoo, Is the Thames all free fishing or are there club stretches?

 

It's a mixture of both around here, mostly club stretches, but really cheap.


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Excellent fish Andrew and well deserved. What is the potential for a big Roach

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Well done Anderoo, three cracking fish! Great to hear about the old Father producing such cracking Chub. N


The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchan

 

Fundamentally fishing is a philosophy. A philosophy of earth, and growth, and quiet places. In it there is a rule of life, a recognition of permanences. It makes you notice the little things of nature, wherever you may be. ~Bernard Venables

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Excellent fish Andrew and well deserved. What is the potential for a big Roach

 

Pretty slim I think Paul. The biggest I have seen was a lovely roach of 1lb 7oz, caught by Chris a few seasons ago. There are bound to be a few bigger ones dotted about, but I think you'd need a very dedicated approach to find and catch them. I think the river is particularly suited to chub and perch beacuse of a combination of environment (flow, depth and cover) and unlimited food (crays), which the roach couldn't really benefit from. There are also a lot of small fish (roach, dace, chub, perch, bleak, bream) so competition for food is high for the non-cray eaters.


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

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Superb looking Chub... and even better weights! Congratulations on a great weekends fishing! :D

 

I have a day off Wednesday, looking forward to a WHOLE days fishing without thinking about work or what DIY jobs the misses has for me at home :D Lets hope I can just get something half as good as what you caught at the weekend!

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Yesterday was a blank. It was really cold with a biting NE wind, and very clear water. I didn't know whether to bother today, but it seemed a little milder and the wind had dropped away, so I gave it a couple of hours, but fished different spots to yesterday. It actually felt quite warm when the sun came out, although I expected the bright sunshine to make it even more difficult.

 

As it turned out, it didn't. I had two bites today, resulting in two really powerful chub that both times made me wonder what on earth I'd hooked! The first was from the slow, reedy bay where I ended up last weekend, another new fish, and a cracker too of 5lb 14oz:

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The second was from a new spot where the current looked only just OK (I thought it might be too fast), but it was deep enough to just about be alright. This was again a new fish, and settled one ounce over the magic '6':

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Both were fairly long and slim, with plenty of room for more weight.

 

It was really nice to catch up with Rich too. All in all, a really great day :)


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