Month: December 2009

Perch…..

As the cold mornings rain eased, Ben A and I disapeared for a few hours float fishing. Bites were few and far between, we talked about fishing and food as always, and the possibility of a Chub or even a Barbel from a river next summer. Well to cut a long story in at least …

Cold water Grayling

A great way to get a little motivation after the Christmas fill, is to spend most of the day wading in freezing water, fishing with very heavy nymphs in search of Grayling or the “Lady of the stream”. John G and I headed north for an hour or so on some very icy roads, a …

Christmas fishing continues

This spell of seriously cold weather continues, we are up to date on all our river work, our ponds are a tad frozen, so on with the fishing…… Elliot and I had a few hours on the lower Frome in freezing conditions, we struggled, but we had a fish or two and I must say …

Seriously cold…..

we arrived at our swims on the upper Stour just before first light, a beautiful winter morning, and seriously cold! We knew it would be tough going in these conditions and I have to say we moved swims just to stay in the SUN, we fished hard for one fish and a dropped run, I …

Twiddling stix

I used to spend a huge amount of time Piking during the winter months on the rivers in Dorset, I never caught anything to go in any record books, but I did get a few! Tomorrow for the first time in many years I am fishing the Stour for Pike and I cannot wait, but …

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