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  1. 6 points
    Robomar

    July catches.

    Fished last Weds 17th for a new PB - 28lb 1oz , was a very happy chappy!
  2. 3 points
    bluelabel

    July catches.

    Went out last night for a few hours with my Young Padawan... sadly he blanked and I had two fish.... a small carp and a new PB Tench... (6lb on the nose) both caught on "An Old Bit Of Wood" as he jokingly refers to my penchant for a lithe bit of cunnnigly crafted split cane🀣😎
  3. 3 points
    The story continues if anyone is interested? The mayor is on holiday so I have been asking, unsuccessfully, around the village to see if anyone knows the owner of the lakes. I did come across one interesting story. Apparently some 50 years ago the lakes formed part of an estate owned by a Swiss couple. The husband died and the wife wanted him buried on the far bank of the lake. The mayor of the time, who was a rather rotund individual, was summoned to officiate at the brief ceremony. Halfway across, the boat overturned tipping the coffin and mayor into the water. The narrator of this story was unsure of the final resting place of the corpse. Now this IS France and every place has a little story owing more to imagination than historical fact. Nevertheless, if I am doing any clearing to find a swim, I will tread carefully and respectfully. What the story does tell me is that the lakes are probably at least 50 years old. I have located a spot from which fishing is just possible and have been doing some pre baiting. Encouragingly, this seems to generate small patches of bubbles indicating individual feeding fish (as appose to the sheets of bubbles you sometimes get when bream move in). I took my Deeper today to check out the depths. Where I intend to fish, the banks slope away gently down to a general depth of 3.5 metres. However, I have located a large depression which is 4.2 metres deep. I was only using a light lined spinning rod which was unsuitable for the purpose. At one point I got a crack off and saw my Β£200 Deeper sail into the middle of the lake. Here is a handy hint for you. I had foreseen this eventuality and I tied an orange float to the Deeper via a sort length of line. (See photo) This make it far easier to search for and recover. A short swim was required, which in the current heat was not a problem but at the age of 72 years old I should know better than to go swimming in an unknown lake with margins lined with fallen tree and roots. It is quite an expedition for me to get to the water and I have already learned not to wear shorts. Will all this effort be worth it? All I need is for this heatwave to end. I refuse to fish in temperatures over 100 deg F.
  4. 3 points
    commonly

    New Favourite Photo

    Seemed as good a place as any to post this!
  5. 2 points
    muftyboy

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Saturday is looking perfect for it. 15 degrees cooler , a southwesterly with a bit of rain and pressure down to 1005.
  6. 2 points
    muftyboy

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Go for it mate. I went last night. Got down there about 9pm. Couple of the regulars were just leaving looking burnt and they blanked. I stayed till 12,30 am and had 2 . In this weather the 1st couple of hours of darkness always produces for me. Ain't like I can sleep in this weather anyway so would of just been indoors all hot and bothered.
  7. 2 points
    crusian

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    My Day Off today , but I'm just trying to stay cool . Maybe if I fished through the night ? , but then I've got work tomorrow . O.K. who am I kidding , I'm just not motivated enough to make all that effort ! .
  8. 2 points
    bobcross

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Going for a 48hr on Monday hopefully temperatures should be a bit cooler, and you never know I might actually catch.
  9. 2 points
    Carpbell_ll

    July catches.

  10. 1 point
    Highy

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Ive done arpund 18ltrs of water in 3 days...like a camel
  11. 1 point
    bluelabel

    Easy bottom bait rigs

    yup... buy a pack of Korda Loop Rigs and some stiff booms.... makes a lovely bottom bait rigπŸ‘
  12. 1 point
    bluelabel

    July catches.

    Cheers... since I retired I've enjoyed my fishing more and more... before I left work, fishing was limited to snatched few hours, or a sunday club match... the club matches have been kicked into touch with my match kit up in the loft, my fishing gear has undergone a transformation from a humongous pile, to a lightweight portable kit, that I can pick up and go at any time... and now with no work to worry about, I can take the time to enjoy my time on the bank, rather than worrying about production targets, or safety briefings and training schedules... now my time is my own (to a degree... the wife still works so I'm a house husband) it's amazing how often you smile without such worries, the wife has even commented how "Mr Angry" has left the house since I retired, so I must've done summat right after all....πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
  13. 1 point
    snowmanstevo

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Think it’s best giving the fish a bit of a rest in these silly temps........ in saying that I’m going eel fishing after work tomorrow night 😬
  14. 1 point
    Highy

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Ridiculous this weather...😰😰😰
  15. 1 point
    Carpbell_ll

    July catches.

  16. 1 point
    Carpbell_ll

    July catches.

    Just back from a couple of days on Stanwicks swan pool, that was too hot even for me and i got nestled in a nice spacey opening in a wooded coppice peg. had four commons two mirrors and a Tench, all of the deck and all but one during the day. They certainly liked the cov gold even in all that thick heat, other lads were fishing floaters and just couldn't get them to feed; Last night was mental that thunder storm that came over was welcome but the lighting was near constant at one point, just my luck didn't the alarm go off in the middle of it all, luckily it wasn't a one toner, no way i was picking my rod up with all that lighting in the sky, so I let it bang around for a bit, those Nash cam locks kept everything firm and inplace, my rear banksticks where buried in the ground so i knew it was good to leave until the fish made a proper run, about an hour wait in all. then the storm had finally past over, so i got the fish sorted with a bit of sheet lighting heading away in the distance. The fish turned out to be a small mirror that got put back a lot quicker than it came out, lol i was soaked. Some of the fish
  17. 1 point
    dayvid

    What is your newest purchase

    Just bought a pair of genuine Crocs in Real Tree πŸ˜€ Had a pair of the cheaper ones but the soles were to thin which allowed the stones dig in , these new ones are excellent
  18. 1 point
    Highy

    Rod Shots

    Far right rod...forgot bank stick...fo7nd an alternative...
  19. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    I've noticed a recent shift into anglers trying to make fishing cool, us old skool anglers are just keepin it reel 😎😎
  20. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    Went Crocker's today and became very middle aged 2.99 in Aldi thought im having some practical fishing slippers and I may even keep my socks on
  21. 1 point
    elmoputney

    What is your newest purchase

    Have you done the lotto nick ? Glad you are having a good week, are you sure that's not the sea off of Felixstowe docks
  22. 1 point
    salokcinnodrog

    What is your newest purchase

    Even better this week I got my tax rebate, so Season Ticket for my local reservoir paid for. 350 acre reservoir, unknown carp stocks, some big roach (I had some 2's 3 years ago), tench and pike along with a few bream.


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