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Targets for 2013-14 season

Post by Bob on Sat May 25, 2013 1:57 pm

With the River season just around the corner, what targets are you setting yourselves ?

Mine is to catch a Big Barbel on my new Splitcane rod !!

Yours are ?

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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Sat May 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Bob wrote:With the River season just around the corner, what targets are you setting yourselves ?

Mine is to catch a Big Barbel on my new Splitcane rod !!

Yours are ?

Bob


TO enjoy my fishing, in nice surroundings, and stay safe, and my car still has wheels, while I do it.

Any decent fish will be a bonus. Very Happy

As for splitcane rods, I have four, a B.JAMES, RICHARD WALKER MK4 AVON, a, R.CHAPMAN, FRED J TAYLOR ROACH ROD, HOLLOW BUILD, SEPARATE BUTT, a 3 SECTION HEAVY FLOAT ROD BOUGHT/MADE FROM FIELDS OF KENTISH TOWN, no name . And my first rod a SPLITCANE TROUT FLY ROD, got it when i was six yrs old and caught my first fish on it, a very small trout.

Over the years I have used all of them, but now use carbon ones, but may try them out again.

recently fishing on a carp day ticket lake, an old boy turned up with his very old rod and old mitchell reel [non bait runner].

A bit out of touch, he set up, cast out, put his prized possession on to two rod rests, sat back, and watched a carp take the lot into the lake and swim off, never to be seen again, all very sad as he had had the outfit since a boy.

I have seen that happen quite a few times when anglers use non bait runners for powerful fish.




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Post by Bob on Tue May 28, 2013 2:39 pm

Nice splitcane rods Alex.

I have a number of Chapman rods, Kennet Perfection, MkV1 Carp and Avon !!

Lovely rods, but fancied a change and got hold of Chapman 550 copy brand new.

Chapmans made me a 6ft Landing net handle out of splitcane which is supurb which I have matched to a Vintage Landing net with Cane Arms.

Roll on the season.

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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Tue May 28, 2013 2:50 pm

HI, years ago i had a three piece float rod, bottom piece bamboo, other two split cane, forget make/ name.

many years ago, bamboo was quite popular.

saw on telly yesterday Chris Yates carping, doing his thing, in a time warp!

£7000 for a pole for match fishing to catch small silver fish?
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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Wed May 29, 2013 8:45 am

All that gear for declining fish stocks all over England, where fish were once in abundance.

have seen two recent nature progs on box, extolling the return of the otter, now in every county in England, even in a town center.

if it carries on at the present pace, angling is doomed.
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Post by Bob on Thu May 30, 2013 5:23 am

Alex

Fishing faces many problems, but there is still some great fishing to be had and I would rather fish with my " Cup Half Full than Half Empty ".

The Lea holds some wonderful fish, Huge Chub and Perch, with plenty of silver fish if you know where to look.

It's all to easy to bemoan the loss of fishing and look back with Rose Tinted Glasses to the good old days.

But I'm still fishing and catching some good fish from the Lea Valley and hopefully this season will be no exception !!

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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Thu May 30, 2013 8:54 am

Bob wrote:Alex

Fishing faces many problems, but there is still some great fishing to be had and I would rather fish with my " Cup Half Full than Half Empty ".

The Lea holds some wonderful fish, Huge Chub and Perch, with plenty of silver fish if you know where to look.

It's all to easy to bemoan the loss of fishing and look back with Rose Tinted Glasses to the good old days.

But I'm still fishing and catching some good fish from the Lea Valley and hopefully this season will be no exception !!

Bob

BOB good luck for the 16th at fishers green, as for declining stocks and increasing otters, I was looking ahead say 5/10/15 years, but time will tell.

ps, they were "good old days" trust me.

anyway may bump into you at fishers green, as I live quite close and fish there, and can take your pic holding your monster barbel. Very Happy I will look out for the split cane rod.
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Post by Bob on Thu May 30, 2013 2:58 pm

I'll be there mate, but most likely on the Relief Channel after that Common !!

As for the Good old days, I never would have caught a 9lb Chub and 4lb Perch within days of each other as I did at the end of last season, in the Good Old Days Smile

Everything changes in fishing, you just have to change with it and if the Otters eat out one venue you move to another.

I had some brilliant fishing on a section of the Ivel 5 years ago and it was Otter'ed out, so I moved to another section.

There is nothing anyone can do about Otters, you just have to change venues until the Otters have reached a natural balance.

It's a shame, but that's the truth about the situation.

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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Thu May 30, 2013 5:42 pm

ref that common, is that the fish terry hearn tracked from the relief channel to the old lea and landed behind the small police pit?

The first swim at the falls, the steps need a hand rail, as do others on that bank, as it can be dangerous.

Its a nice place to spend a day.



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Post by Bob on Fri May 31, 2013 6:38 am

The "Common" is the last of the Big 3 Carp left in the Relief, unless some came in from Landrige in the floods of the winter.

Terry had it along with 4 scales and Bismarck, Gary who was fishing at the same time as Terry had the two big Mirrors in the early part of the season and Terry came back in the Autumn to catch the Biggie.

I counted 17 Carp the other day spread about along the channel, but there could be more as the weir was coloured.

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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:46 am

Interesting, is that big koi still about with its mate the commom?
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Post by norwich lad on Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Not been on for a while,

hope to get out and do some fishing this yr. fish wise would like a 25lb + river carp, 3lb perch, double figure bream, and to catch some good roach, im at 2lb 6oz (caught that 20 yrs ago) the usual chub pike barbel i go for early season, bought some new float rods a 15ft and a 17-20ft so looking forward to trott for a mixed bag on the pin!

main thing is to get out and enjoy surroundings and get a few fish. just 2 weeks before i can't sleep with the magic the 16th still give me.
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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:20 pm

what will increase our enjoyment of FG, is the loud, bossy, head bailiff has gone, apparently to bailiff the police pit, best place for him.

He was bullying an old boy during the pike season, every time he saw him demanding he pulled his rig in for inspection.

Someone had a word.

The last thing we need on a nice fishery is a prat
, lets keep it "Izaak Walton" Very Happy
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Post by Bob on Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:36 pm

norwich lad wrote:Not been on for a while,

hope to get out and do some fishing this yr. fish wise would like a 25lb + river carp, 3lb perch, double figure bream, and to catch some good roach, im at 2lb 6oz (caught that 20 yrs ago) the usual chub pike barbel i go for early season, bought some new float rods a 15ft and a 17-20ft so looking forward to trott for a mixed bag on the pin!

main thing is to get out and enjoy surroundings and get a few fish. just 2 weeks before i can't sleep with the magic the 16th still give me.

Norwich lad,

Good luck with the coming season mate I hope you get you targets.

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Post by HAPPYANGLERALEX on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:30 pm

HI, spent a pleasant day today, at FG several guys carping/nights but nothing reported.
A few seen cruising, all i got was crayfish bites, they seem to love pink popups.
Recent work party has tidied up and made swims comfy, well done chaps.
lake water was very clear and weed not yet a problem.

its like a drug, trying to catch the almost uncatchable. Very Happy





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Post by Bob on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:47 am

HAPPYANGLERALEX wrote:HI, spent a pleasant day today, at FG several guys carping/nights but nothing reported.
A few seen cruising, all i got was crayfish bites, they seem to love pink popups.
Recent work party has tidied up and made swims comfy, well done chaps.
lake water was very clear and weed not yet a problem.

its like a drug, trying to catch the almost uncatchable. Very Happy






Alex,

They are certainly not uncatchable, it's just that there is not many carp in Landridge.

It all comes down to doing your time on the water and not being too worried by it's size.

It helps if you have a ticket for the other end, so that you can follow the wind !!

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