Thursday, 29 April 2010
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Rigs were cast into their new positions and the wait for a feeding Carp was on. The wait ended up being around two hours but to see the line twitch and tighten up before the spool starts spinning to release line to a running fish is worth the wait. It didn't feel that big, the fight wasn't so hurried and erratic as a Tench and to be honest there wasn't really a fight, I just guided the running fish to my near bank and allowed it to thrash around before netting.
Despite it's small size it is what I was fishing for so I guess it does count although how it managed to get the bait I was using into it's mouth I don't know.
It's a very similar shape to the six pound fish that I had a few weeks ago only a touch smaller at five and three quarters.
Friday, 23 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
We have had a minor complaint about anglers at Ryton Pool. It’s not a major issue at the moment but we are in negotiations for a new lease so I don’t want anything to reflect badly on us. Our current arrangement excludes any fishing from the car park bank, from the duck feeding area at one end to the overflow at the other. The disabled platform is strictly for blue badge disabled anglers.
So, if you happen to see any anglers fishing that bank, perhaps you would ask them to move. I’ll do the same.
I saw a guy catch a nice mirror about 3 lbs the other day so there are more generations coming along.
Thanks for your help
Anthony Simmons tel 01926 312319
Leamington Angling Association
Just before midday I started to see one or two dark shapes moving in front of the island, I was sure they were Carp. I thought about getting a zig ready and after seeing a fish break the surface I quickly put one together and put it out in amongst the gathering.
I couldn't get tight enough to the island from this swim so permission was sought to extend my session and after a pass was issued I moved to the other side of the lake to get a better angle to the island. I chucked every colour and depth at them but they would not take. It's amazing how quickly time flies, the afternoon disappeared, I gave up at around six I moved over to Morris's to try and settle my score before the sun set.
Thirteen hours and only one Tench!
Sunday, 11 April 2010
I put two baits and PVA bags onto the spots where I'd seen the Carp show so it was just a matter of sitting back and waiting, I noticed Barry (The Fly) creeping into one of his spots by the fence, the little poacher! I started to pack up at around six and heard Barry's alarm sound and saw him lean into a good fish, I finished packing my stuff away and headed over to have a look at what he'd caught and lend a hand if needed.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
A good hour passed before I had another take this time on the bottom bait rod, I was convinced it was a line bite at first as the bobbin rose to the alarm then dropped back but I kept getting twitches on the line, the bobbin rose and dropped again so I decided to pick up the rod and feel for a bite and just as I did the line fell slack so I reeled and lifted the rod then watched the line angle quickly change before connecting with the fish a good thirty metres from where I'd cast the bait, the brief tussle drew a small audience of dog walkers on the path behind me and after netting and weighing my prize I put one of them to work by getting them to take the picture.
It's nice to see a bit of colour around the lake, this sunny spell is putting some green back on the trees and it won't be long before the fish start heading for the margin cover, it's also nice to hear the 'chitter chatter' of martins overhead, a good sign that summer is on the way.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
The rod was put back on the spot, I put another fresh PVA bag out on my second rod and returned to the top of the bank to continue the chat with Dan. After a short while, I heard the alarm sound again, this time on the bottom bait, I struck and immediately felt several good thumps back up the line and thought, tench!
As Tench go, it was a good hard scrap but two and three quarter test rods don't do them justice, the fish was a good size though. (Cheers Dan for taking the photo)
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Woke up tired on Sunday so was quite happy just to do an afternoon session at Ryton and got there at around two thirty and set up in one of my usual spots on the back of a very cold wind, there was one other angler on the point who packed up shortly after I arrived, as he walked past he said to me 'I heard you had one' my reply was 'not today, I've only just got here', he thought I was the same chap that was fishing this spot in the morning so something must have been caught from this peg earlier in the day.
The usual combination went out on two rods to the usual spots and the waiting game began, after about an hour Barry arrived for a short session so I was having a quick catch up on events with him at the top of the bank when my left hand alarm screamed as line peeled off the reel at a fairly rapid rate I immediately clambered down the bank at a rapid rate to catch up with the fish.
The buoyant curiosity teaser had got the better of this Carp and it wasn't happy, it tore off across the lake flipping on the top a few times and at one point I thought it had come off as it turned and swam straight towards me but I managed to keep in touch with it to avoid a thrown hook, when it got closer in I could see that it wasn't as big as it felt but was very welcome, Barry did an excellent job of netting it and held it in the margins while I got the mat and scales ready.