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Perch fishing

We had plenty of the rain over the weekend and Andy  (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley and I decided to try for some perch on a commercial. We arrived to find one other angler there and he headed off to fish for perch.

Andy and I decided to face the wind and fish next to each other. The bait was to be prawns fished on a light ledger and spraying maggots over the baited area. There were a few other perch fishers turning up during the day. The wind not being too cold was acceptable.

I was the first to get a bite and started playing a carp with that the other rod tore off so Andy was playing the carp while I landed a tench of about 2lbs. The carp was about 8lbs.

Then disaster I hooked a good perch of perhaps 3lbs and played it to the net then the hook came out. I was not too pleased.

A bit later on I had a fast bite and landed a nice small perch of 1lbs 14oz so no blanking for me. I had another carp a little later this one was 13lbs and a nice common. Now I don’t like landing these big brown monsters.

Brown monster

As the afternoon wore on Andy had a nice perch of 2lbs 3oz so was pleased to be off he mark.

The fishing was not brilliant however Andy and I seemed to be catching more than others. So we must be doing something right.

I then had a good perch of 2lbs 4oz. I was pleased with this fish as a 2lb perch is a good size.

2lbs 4oz

I was getting plenty of twitches which I suspect were liners from the carp.

I had one more run which resulted in a lovely perch of 2lbs 12oz so was very happy about this.

2lbs 12oz

It was getting towards dark now and Andy had a really jerky take which resulted in a lovely looking perch of 3lbs 5oz. It was fat but not full of spawn. He was really happy with the result as was I.

Andy’s 3lbs 5oz perch

That was it for the day. A great result and top rods on the lake.

I did return a couple of days later with the temps of 13c the carp and tench were feeding on my prawns. I did manage one small perch of 12oz. Reminder to ones self don’t fish in mild weather conditions.

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A few days later in Jan 2018

I had been able to fish again on the Friday and headed down the Avon valley to see if I could temp a chub or two. My aim with the river being the same height was to fish the same swim. Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley was going to fish too. I […]

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Early January 2018

Well the festive season was now and truly over other than the New Year. I had been staying in the Avon valley from 28th to 6th Jan. The weather was far from being kind to me strong winds rain and cold. No problem I thought there is plenty of time. Mrs P and me had […]

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December 2017 fishing

December started off really cold with north winds blowing and snow showers. The river remained so low and clear making fishing difficult for chub. Barbel fishing pretty much on the back burner for the first couple of weeks. I fished the H Avon for a few days and it was tough going. I wasn’t alone […]

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Hampshire Avon sessions and another 6lb chub

Well my cold had been still around and was in the 3rd week. I was though feeling well enough to tread the banks of the river. I have to say also the death of my Mum in September had the fishing put on the back burner. The appetite just wasn’t there. So with my mojo […]

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Dorset Frome grayling fishing, Tench Fishers AGM and Iain McDonalds talk

After returning from Cape Verde and holiday I caught a lovely dose of cold on the plane me thinks. This laid me low for a couple of weeks. I did manage a few visits to the river. Neil Maidment kindly invited me to fish the river Frome in Dorset. I was going to try and […]

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First double for me from the Wye

I fished with Andy again a couple of days after Chew on the river Wye. The river was low and clear making it difficult again. I put Andy into the swim that normally produces a few fish whilst I wandered down to a swim I had not fished for a while. Soon Andy was into […]

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Chew Valley piking and a 16lbs 12oz trout

My annual trip with Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley to Chew was disappointing for me. However Andy was over joyed at landing what is probably the biggest trout we have seen from the lake. it went 16lbs 12oz . Andy let a few expletives go when he saw it jump for the […]

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Andy and Stu barbel fish the river Wye

Now going back about 4 years ago I guided Andy on the river with his mate Paul and he caught a 10lb barbel. The river was in flood at that time in mid summer so almost perfect conditions. This time around the river was low and clear and not looking too good. We were to […]

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Scott and Dad Paul fishing the river Wye

Sadly my dear Mum passed away towards the end of September and so fishing was put onto the back burner for a while. What I did though was to honor my clients who had booked with me. My appetite for fishing myself just wasn’t there. Paul had caught a few barbel before however his Dad […]

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