First a bit of background. I was looking a new spinning rod to use to effect when targeting the ridiculous amount of hungry Perch in the Rivers and Drains around me. My 10-30g spinning rod is a bit heavy for flicking little jigs and spinners and my dropshot rod is precisely that for dropshotting.
This year has seen a once again warm end to the summer and a very mild Autumn. A day off from week meant only one thing. Make the most of temperate weather and give me Zander rods a spin. In the interest of fish conservation I have blurred out the background in photos that could … Continue reading Friday 14th October
It has been a long time since I have updated this blog. It has been a rather hectic two years, with a number of major changes in my life, which has meant fishing has taken a rather back seat. Firstly the passing of my Grandad an excellent Pike angler which did knock me for seven. … Continue reading An Update In Time
Location – River Derwent Undisclosed Target Species – General course fishing Rod: Korum CS 9ft Quiver Reel: Shimano Aero 5000B Baitrunner Mainline: 6lbs Hooklength: 12inches 4lbs Hook: 12 It always fills me with me joy to see the river has risen slightly and is tinged with colour. It usually gets the fish rooting away and … Continue reading Trip Report: Saturday 5th July
Location – Lakeside Fishery Lincolnshire Target Species – Carp (Various Sizes) Saturday 28th June Where do you start when faced with a wonderful 7 acre fishery with a large lake with some beautiful Carp, Tench and Bream or a small lake stuffed with all sorts of weird and wonderful things, from Carp powered by kerosene through to … Continue reading Trip Report: Weekend 27th June – 1st July
Introduction A debate that has raged on for years is Barbed hooks against Barbless hooks. Barbed hooks pull fishes heads off, with Barbless hooks it's impossible to land the fish. Barbed hooks hold fish, barbless hooks rip the mouth apart. Frankly this debate is growing tiresome somewhat. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and too … Continue reading Barbed vs Barbless Hooks
Firstly, let me apologise to the delay in posting in this one, however after arriving back very late Saturday night and working all day Sunday, It has taken me several days to catch up and even consider how to start this eventful blog. River fishing can be many things, enigmatic, frustrating, painful, annoying, expensive........... however … Continue reading Trip Report: Saturday 21st June