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Sunday, 2 February 2014

First Perch Drop Shot Fishing

With some recent birthday money Cliff purchased a decent drop shot fishing rod with a great action and a Berkley kit.

I managed to grab an hour on Sunday and landed this little 9oz beauty from the Erewash Canal Long Eaton.

Cold day but well worth the trip.

Friday, 1 November 2013

A day after our Perch Record - New Chub PB for Cliff

After getting a top tip from Alan at Notts fed that there was potential BIG Perch at Weston on Trent- Trent and Mersey canal (Next to the West Bridge) Cliff tried Worm in the following spot.
Nigel, moved to a really good looking spot on the other side of the bridge and had a couple of takes on luncheon meat but didn't manage to connect.
Cliff caught about 6 Perch to 1/2 pound, then Nigel had to get off, so in true poaching style Cliff moved to his old spot, and managed to connect to a cracking 4-12 chub on the pole with cheese paste beating his PB by an oz and 4 oz off Glynns PB.
This was probably the fish that was teasing Nigel earlier, it was a very delicate bite. 
Managed to land a couple of dace, roach and one more perch to 1/2 pound. Tried a ledgured dace until dusk with no luck. Also it took 6 goes to get my car out of the nearby field after the heavy rain, was very lucky to get out :-)

Friday, 25 October 2013

A day at Shardlow Marina

Cliff met Bob (yes he is my uncle :-)) and Nigel for a days fishing at Shardlow. Cliff targeted pike, Bob was on the feeder with maggot after anything and hopefully a surprise or too. Nigel was on meat, sweetcorn then maggot.

The gates were open from 8-5, we drove around and fished at the river entrance.
Bob was landing another small fish when a pike took it at his feet, Cliff was typically sympathetic and dropped a roach a few feet from bob, 30 minutes later this 11lb beauty took it.
Nigel also landed a few bits and the smallest fish i've ever seen landed, too big for the hook it was stuck to the ledger weight and was about 1/2 inch long max :-)
Didnt get anything else but had a great day and met a local fishing celeb called Ian Hartley who holds the record for Derwent Barbel at 17.10 lbs (Story here), he was after Zander from the concrete steps, he had a couple of runs but didnt connect to anything by mid day. This is his record.... great guy.
Fished to the last second before the gate came down, but nothing else was interested great day though.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Nice write up in the Post

Nice write up in the Local Paper the Nottingham Evening Post

Thursday, 3 October 2013

After a day of rain Cliff fancied his chances of landing a decent Barbel and set off to Beeston on the Trent below the weir for a 3 hour evening session.

Cliff lost a fish which felt like a barbel early on, the floro-carbon rig snapped in the same place as the last fish he lost. So he switched to a 12lb Dacron rig and managed to land an 8lb+ barbel after a typical river barbel take, the rod flying off the rod rest :-).
The rig was 3mm halibut pellets in the 90g feeder and 4ft 12lb Dacron leader to a size 10 hook with a bait band and a size 8 mm halibut pellet, cliff landed this Barbel after a great fight in very fast water.
That was the only fish of the night but was well worth it.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

A few hours at Clifton Bridge, 2 new PBs

Cliff popped down to the Notts fed Powergen section below Clifton Bridge with a feeder and red maggot and landed 2 new PBs from peg 6.
Just casted behing the turbulence 1/3 way out.
A nice 1lb 12oz Perch
and a 4.8oz Dace
2 New Pbs... cant be bad :-)
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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Furnace Pond- A few nice fish this summer

Cliff and Nigel managed to land some beauties from Furnace pond at Stanton by Dale this Summer.
Cliff grabbed 3 slices of bread one night for a couple of hours and managed to land this beautiful 12lb common
 And a couple of ~3lb Barbel
Nigel had a fantastic summer landing many barbel and carp, this is the best, a cracking 13lb 15oz Common on his favourite luncheon meat.
Definitely the best fish of the summer season at probably the best looking pond in the country.