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Went to my local for a session today. Got a hard fighting mirror after about 1 hour. Spent some time watching aerial combat as an Egyptian goose was protecting its 8 hatchlings from the Canada geese. Wife arrived for a chat and took an order for coffee. This arrived about 90 minutes later, but no more fish. She went back home and 20 minutes later I hooked and landed, after a good fight, a 10lb common. It went dead for an hour or so, so I decided on a change of bait. 15 minutes later I got a bite and the fish came in like a sack of potatoes, no fight at all. Another common, but looked a bit big. As I landed it my super carbon net handle went bang. I managed to grab the net and landed the fish, A dark colored common went 12lb on the trusty Avons. My biggest so far from the lake !!

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wotnob,

 

Great report!! I can just see the $$ racking up in your head. I don't believe I ever went fishing I didn't come home needing some sort of expensive do-dad. Sounds like a day well spent. All things considered 3 nice fish in a session isn't all that bad.

 

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Nice going wotnob, a cracking days' fishing (no pun intended) :)

John S

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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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Sounds like it's going to cost you around £1 per Lb caught!!!

RUDD

 

Different floats for different folks!

 

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