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Thursday, 10 November 2011

New PB at Hemmington for cliff

Cliff and Bob set off to Hemmington, cliff was targeting our non existent silver bream record as no-one has set it yet and thought Hemmington had a few.
Tactics were the same as for the bronze bream that cliff is currently unable to catch :-) Brown crumb red maggot and sweetcorn. dumped 30 feeder loads @ 40 yards into the same spot having clipped the line and fished with a size 20 hook single red maggot. Didnt get anything until around 2pm fishing with hair rigged bread popped up about a foot. Lost a good fish then caught a 5-3 mirror. Bob was struggling and managed a few small silvers.
also fed 2 alternative swims at 7 yards and either side near the reads close in. Set up the float rod and what he thought was a  new record silver bream on the 7 yard swim at a massive 2 oz ;-)
Caught a few more in this swim but it was v hard going.
Dusk arrived bob and cliff switched to the edges, cliff put 4 sweetcorn on a hair rig soaked in tutti frutti and pulled out a new pb common of 13-3. lucky *******
A new PB and Cliffs got confused again, the silver bream was in fact a skimmer ie a young bronze bream.

see here for the difference

This is what a proper one looks like :-)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Piking at Stoke Bardolph

Cliff and Glynn toddled of to our favourite Piking spot just below the outlet at Stoke Bardolph.

It was very weedy so we switched from fishing on the bottom to paternoster rig and lanprey with red tags on the trebles.

Cliff managed to winkle out an 8lb 7oz pike
Tough Morning.