Saturday, 25 June 2011

BASS! Shingle Bank 25-06-11

Fished near the Severn Beach this morning,
Started at 10.30 and fished till 14.30.
High tide was at 14.37 and 9.9mtrs.
I used a 3/0 pennell pulley rig and 1/0 wishbone rigs
Right from the off Silver Eels were a nuisance.
I ended up with 7 eels landed and as many dropped off.
In between I also landed a Codling of around 1ld
and this beauty, a 3ld 1oz Bass landed on the wishbone rig.
The snotties wrecked 6 rigs. including 2 wishbone rigs. Aaarrrggggghhhh.
Bait used was Rag worm, weather was breezy,
drizzly and cool.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Christian Malford 21-06-11

Well it a good drive up the M4
and on to Christian Malford.
I chose to fish the bend in the first field above the weir.
Having got the first rod set up, I realised
that I was in trouble as these cows popped by to be nosey.
There must have been around 30 of these cows and they got to
friendly for my liking, so I moved to the lower stretch.
I fished at the end of the first field with over hanging trees on the other bank.
These two small Perch were the best fish of the day.
I used both a feeder rod and a float rod.
Size 18 to 14 hooks and Maggot, Caster and various
pellets as bait.
End result was 4 tiny Chub, 4 tiny dace, the 2 perch and 1 minnow.
As can be seen the entire is covered with Cabbages (water Lillies).
This photo shows one of the over hanging trees on the opposite bank.
This is where most of the fish were caught on the float.
A view down stream of me, one good take on the
feeder rod, which I missed. Came from the over
hanging tree on the left.

With a gusty upstream breeze and little flow
I failed to get very good bait presentation on the
float rod so guess that was me problem.

I chatted to other fishermen and they had the same problem.
On gentleman (who lives just up the road from me)
said it was the worst session he had had in many years
especially with the cabbages.

All in all a poor start to the new river season.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Acorn Lakes, Kingston Seymor.

Not fished this lake but my son Rusty
fished it with some of his mates.
They all caught a number of Carp each.
Here Matt is well chuffed
with this P.B.

Nice fish, well done.

Christian Malford on the Avon

I'm off to C. Malford in the morning to have a dabble
and practice some of the methods I use on the river.

Report will be posted tomorrow evening or
Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

What's been happening

I've not been out fishing for quite a while
as I've been caring for she who must be obeyed.

However the river season starts on Thursday
so hope to be out next Tuesday.
Christian Malford or Bristol Frome?

Also hope to chase some Dover Sole?


Windmill Fishery, new venue.

Went and had a look at this set of 4 lakes which has
recently opened.
Its located off the Westerly Road about 1/2 mile from
the turning to Bitterwell lake.
The 4 lakes are:-
Carp lake (below) with fish to 25ld
18 pegs
Specimen Lake
18 pegs with a central island
stocked with
Roach, Bream,Tench, Perch and Carp
Silver fish lake
is as the sign says
32 peg Match Lake
again as it says on the sign
For more info look at

Prices from £5 for 1 rod for an evening {after 5pm}
up to £20 (max 2 rods) for a day and night ticket.

Not my cup of tea, but might give it a try?