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Almost a re-run of post #2 - except the temperature and the wind had dropped and it was quite chilly as we tackled up at 8 am. Absolutely dead until nine, when the loose feeding of very little and not too often began to pay off. .Lots of small perch and roach to maggot - singles only - bunches were refused - all morning until 1pm when Norma suggested going home to lunch soon.

 

"Just ten minutes then" I said, packed in the tiddler-snatching and tried an old trick - a bigger bait on the fringe of the loose feed area, and at last a good run, and a pound and a half perch to put a bend in the rod.. Just like post #2, packed up and home to hot home-made soup - well=spiced tomato this time.

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World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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Just had a session on a gravel pit Fished for perch, one evening, the next day, and the following morning   Evening - three bites, all within half an hour, yielded three perch, all over a pound, w

Had a week in Eire.   Weather was roasting hot, which killed the fishing. Fished Garadice, Brackley, Killykeen, Belturbet, Town Lake. Landed some nice hybreds, skimmers and roach.   I went with

Hell hopefully!And hopefully those that keep moving them about do aswell!

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Just got back from fishing the Keep River, far NW of the Northern Territory Very poor result, only 10 Barra and 1 mangrove jack. Biggest Barra was 95 cm (3 ft). Next biggest was 63 cm. The others were only 30-35cm.

Got “buzzed” 3 times by the manager of Legune Station, twice in his helicopter and once in his light ‘plane. Seems there has been some cattle duffing, as I heard a great number of shots, one early morning...

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Phone, the Keep River is full of crocs, actually saw 7 in one group, all in the 2-4 metre size. My wife could have been a meal went to the river’s edge to get a bucket of water. I saw her footprints in the sand. Two hours later, I went for a fish, saw the prints and, as I have had a few sessions fishing in croc infested waters, chucked a lump of wood in the water. There was a huge splash and swirl... A 3 metre croc had seen her and was waiting.

She got a big scolding from me, but, as she is developing Alzheimer’s...

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Blimey!....people over here moan about having a pike in their swims incase they snaffle a fish as it's brought in.

Your gatecrashers are on a whole new level, looking to snaffle YOU !!

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Blimey!....people over here moan about having a pike in their swims incase they snaffle a fish as it's brought in.

Your gatecrashers are on a whole new level, looking to snaffle YOU !!

Odd thing is that crocs are very scared of being stalked! If they see you first, they gradually slide int the water, but if you come across them when they are sunning, they crash into the water with a huge wallop. Seen it happen many times.

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Boat fishing the top end for barra, we had a few on dead fish, but every so often we got "snagged" After a bit the "snag" would move and march out of the water onto the creek bank. There it would snap the line. Happened twice each to Norma and myself. Each time the snag proved to be a bigger saltie than the previous one.

 

After the fourth saltie our skipper decided to move - "the bigger fellas are more savvy" he said "and will work out where the free fish are coming from, and try to get in the boat after them" He showed us some scratch marks on the keel to "prove" it, but I have known too many guides show us home-made "leopard/panrher/puma/jaguar footprints" (funny its usually a single print) to take that without a pinch of salt. However, there were plenty of barra and no crocs at the new location.

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RNLI Governor

 

World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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A beautiful 3-08 chub from the Kennet today. It’s been a while since I’ve caught a chub of this size so very pleasing that something other than a trout put a decent bend in the rod.

 

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Tigger,

 

I got out today (YIPPIE) for almost 3 hrs. Big learning curve coming for me. I caught 54 dinks (they would fit between the white handles on your reel.)

 

Didn't care for the quills (1 6in and 1 8in) everything went as planned using a band but more to the story later

 

First, the whole damn rig is to light. rod and reel perfect. Timing is way off and hookset was a comedy. I think I threw 10 or 11 right back over my head having launched them from about 20 feet out. I let several swallow and hooked the back of the eye more times than I'm proud to say.

 

I have pictures in .jpg format but can't seem to post them. Any suggestions ??

 

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