Sunday, 29 September 2013

Ladye Bay, 29-09-13

Felt like a bit of sea fishing
so with Lug, Rag and Squid
I headed down to Clevedon's
Ladye Bay.
I arrived at the Bay road and saw 
1st point was free.
So decided to bag that spot.
Started fishing at 06.00
with low water at 08.38
and high water 15.27.
I used 4/0 pennel pulley rig on one rod
loaded with sqid / lug / rag sausages and 
a 1/0 , 4/0 live bait rig on the other loaded with
lug and rag cocktail bait.
From the off the bait was being stripped
with in 10 minutes by what I guessed was crabs.
First bite was just as the tide started
to pick up.
But I missed it on the 4/0 rig.
Then there were no more bites until 10.05
when a little whiting took the live bait rig.
I then hooked it on to the 4/0 rig
and cast it out, at 10.15ish
this 11lb. 4oz Conger decided to
come a say hello.
It was photographed, weighted
and released.
That was the end of the excitement.
With crabs nicking the bait at a heck of a rate
I ran out by 14.00.
I'm glad I chose 1st point as
the wind was quite strong from the north east
which I managed to shelter from.

Nice session.
Might try Rockingham on the weekend.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Bagwood Lake 26-09-13

My eldest son invited me to fish with him
at Baggie.
Well as can be seen plenty
of water had been used on the greens.
Its now a sticky clay wallow.
Russ fished on the the first lake
over night and had 4 or 5 Carp.
and a number of Bream.
As the first lake was full,
3 swims,
I fished the last swim of the second lake.
A ledger or feeder to the left.
A feeder or float to the right.
As well as the pole, float and feeder
out in front at various distances.

Baits used were Maggot, sweet corn
various pellets and boillies.

The float rod produced roach, perch and skimmers
to around a 1lb.
Most baits being taken.
The pole had the same combination
of fish and size.

The ledger to the left had half a dozen runs
on sweet corn which eventually produced this
6lb 31/2 sorry looking Carp.
What a shame the carp are in such a bad shape.
No wonder I missed so many runs.
All in all not a bad days fishing but
I don't think I'll be fishing Baggie
again for while.
My kit ended up covered in clay.
Not nice.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Not out again?

I did manage a 2 1/2 hours 
down on the Frome last week,
but that was all due to
a sudden family illness.
Only managed a handful 
of dace and a shed load of Minnows.

Yesterday 10-09-13
I fished Lacock again. 
Tried a new swim I liked the look of.
I fed an up stream over hanging bush.
Used Hemp and pellet 
fed with a bait dropper.
Baits used were Worm, Luncheon meat
as well various sized Halibut pellets.
Only a couple Perch took the worm baits.
 I float fished down stream with the same baits
which produced some nice small Chub and dace.
The Minnows like licked the Worm
as can be seen below.
Here a Perch has grabbed the Minnow
which had gone for the worm.
The only one left alive was the Perch.
The poor Minnow was no more.

I fished three others of my normal 
This produced the usual batch of silver fish,
but nothing of any size.

The Avon is still clear, low and slow.
Chatting to the bailiff was very pleasant.
He enjoyed watching me use the
centre pin reel.

I'm running the Bristol 1/2 marathon 
on Sunday so I don't expect a
fishing escape chit for the rest of the week.

Good luck to those fishing 
the match at Lacock today.