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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.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Collingham Barbel mission accomplished :-)

Cliff and Vic set off with the long standing aim off landing Vics first river Barbel. This was after trying the previous week and Vic getting snapped. Vic took some stunning pics.
We managed to bag spots 2 and 3 next to the weir, Cliff fancied float fishing on caster, feeding hemp/maggot and landed 2 small barbel at 1lb and about 6oz. We were plagued by v small fish ripping any maggot off the hook.

Vic did nothing on the feeder while it was light and was convinced there were no fish in the river, things soon changed.
 At last Vic landed a 5-4 Barbel :-)
Cliff landed a 4lb barbel on corn.
Then a 6-4 on corn
 Then a 4lb Bream
 Vic then had 2 7-4 barbel on at the same time, cliff landed one for him. 
Great nights fishing - mission accomplished Vic had 4 Barbel to 7-4 (cliff landed one for him so he didnt want to count it) Cliff had 6 barbel to 6-4. We definitely would have had more but had to leave at 12:30
Another great picture from Vic :-)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

New Bream Record from 2 hours the Trent!

Popped to the Trent for a couple of hours, down stream of Clifton bridge on the nottsfed pegs see
2 Rods with big feeders in the middle with sweetcorn and halibut ground bait 5 ft leader of floro-carbon with double sweetcorn on a size 12 hair rig.
The upstream rod started twitching a bit as i was re-tackling my other rod, i thought it was a roach/small chub so i finished tackling up then lifted into it. Dong- it was a solid weight that came in very slowly occasionally knocking its head, i knew it was a good bream but how good?
8lb 14oz!! smashing my old PB and taking the top spot.
Considering ive been after this record for about 18 months and blanked at  Attenborough, A1 pits and Clumber park on numerous occasions, to pop out for a couple of hours and land this.... Thats fishing i guess :-)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Furnace Pond New Orfe/Ide PB

Cliff fished with Bob and Nigel at Furnace Pond, the weather was crazy, rain/sun/hail/lightning.
Bob and Cliff pulled plenty of nice fish, Bob lost a huge carp, Clif lost a ghost carp but caught a new PB Blue Orfe at 1lb 14oz(and I found out that Blue Orfe Golden Orfe and Ide are the same species- British record is 8lb 5oz)
 Also landed this cracking ~4lb Tench and lost a ghost carp of about 5lb.
Another great day at Furnace Pond capped off with Christine playing an elaborate practical joke on me, i was convinced id been robbed of a tart by Lyons, i was gutted at the time :-)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Glynn takes the honours at Eyebrook-Trout Fishing

Cliff and Glynn fancied a days trout fishing at Eyebrook.
We got there early to hear the dreaded news, they were catching 50 fish each here yesterday- always the kiss of death for us, so off we motored to bag up.
The plan was to pick up a few stockies on the North bank, then off to the shallows for a few bigger rainbows, then back to near the lodge tower to pick up the odd double figure Brownie... optimistic as ever :-)
The tables were turned on Cliff this time as Glynn picked up 4 beautiful rainbow to about 3lb on the slow sinking black and green lure, whilst Cliff just managed one by trying the more traditional and recommended washing line method with nymphs but losing 2.
All the honours went to Glynn this time, maybe a little to casual Cliff! Comedy moment of the day was Glynn shouting to Cliff that a Rainbow was munching on his nymph whilst he was tucking into a sarnie, Cliff managed to lose what he thought was Moby Dick, Glynn wasnt convinced :-)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Furnace Pond New Crucian PB

Cliff Kev and Nigel tried Furnace Pond on a wet and windy summers day.

Kev managed to land the most fish mainly Roach and the odd Crucian.

Cliff Landed a new Crucian PB at 1lb 1oz on a size 22 single maggot on the pole.
Overall a good days fishing :-)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Grayling on the Derwent

Cliff took Glynn for his first Grayling fishing session ever, this was a long time coming.
Cliff caught the first fish, about 7oz then a nice brownie
Glynn then caught his first ever Grayling which took the 8oz record from Cliff at 11oz, boy was he happy :-) It was a beauty.

Cliff was really chuffed for Glynn giving him the usual congratulations for this type of occasion "really pleased for you mate" through gritted teeth. 45 mins later glynn returned the greeting when Cliff took the record back with a 1lb 1oz cracking Grayling
It was difficult after the morning session, glynn had a few bites but no more fish after about 11. Couldnt really ask for more, 2 PBs and Glynn catching his first Grayling. 
 The weir is a beauty, both cliff and Glynn caught 2 grayling and a brownie each, great day.