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Bookings for Wingham Fish-In Sat 23rd to Mon 25th Apr 2016

Steve Burke

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The weather turned cold yesterday and is forecast to stay cold all week and for the Fish-In. The wind is NE this week, turning more northerly next weekend.


By then the fish will have hopefully acclimatised and will have resumed feeding. The sunshine should keep water temperatures from falling too sharply.


It's always difficult predicting where the fish will be at this time of the year at Wingham as it's a transitional time. However past experience suggests that they're less likely be in deep water. Certainly the carp in the Carp Lake have been shallow recently, feeding on the bottom in the shallows or in the upper layers over deep water where there's a midge hatch (some of these hatches are huge!).


There's almost no weed yet, and so most of the food is in the silt at the moment rather than on the gravel bars.


The late Spring means that the perch probably won't have spawned and so someone could well get a big haul, with hopefully numbers of 3lbers as on previous Fish-Ins.


However, don't rely purely on what we tell you, but also do your own thing. Wingham virgins as we call them have a habit of doing very well at Wingham, don't they Rich ;)!


It's not the ideal set of conditions, but double figure tench have a habit of turning up at Wingham in this sort of weather. For the reason why and a lot more on the tench see these articles of mine: http://winghamfisheries.co.uk/category/articles/.

Edited by Steve Burke

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All too common I'm afraid these days, Andy, isn't it? I remember one of the early pike days at Ardingly Reservoir. One of the bank anglers(?) had spread his rods out over 200 yards of bank and was sat at one end!


I wonder if it started with some of the carp books written in the late 70s and in particular the 80s? Anglers then copied their idols, went off to the pub and a curry and left their rods out all the time. It seemed to become accepted in certain circles after that.

Its a bit of a worry eh. I dont understand it. Multiple people could tell the same person multiple times about something they really should not be doing but they still do it.


I know that migjt sound a bit snobby but really its like the lowest end of basic understanding of requirements.


I wasnt around in the 70's btw :P so that was a bew trend then. Leaving rods out and goin for a curry lol.


I think some tackle manufacturers are partly to blame. Why do you need a 200 yard reciever. 20 yards is almost questionable imo.

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