Looking Back Over 2015 Part 6 of 10
With the success of the previse session of looking back over the year’s, I’ve decided to go back even more. This series off podcast will feature 2015 grouping multiple trips in one long podcast, from pike to carp fishing and easy lakes, to the big water I love to fish so much.
I thought it was about time to start investigating the river a bit more, as I had not really done very much (I got carried away with the lakes). There’s just not enough time for fishing.
As I am still quite green where it comes to river fishing and after a good look round (on a rainy overcast day). I was unable to find any fish. I settled for a very large bend, with what I hoped gave me plenty of options and looked a likely holding area for Barbel.
Rod 1 was cast over the far bank, where I could see a nice clear gravel/sandy run. With a Bait-tech Hybrid Barbel hook bait and a few pouches of Poloni boilies scattered around.
Rod 2 was lowered on to a lovely clear run of gravel, just along the bank from me. I was using a large feeder with Bait-tech Poloni groundbait mixed with krill and Tuna oil (no water), with a couple of handfuls of their Mixed Marine Halibut Pellets scattered along the margin.
A bit of peace a quite on the Avon today.
The sun has finally arrived, well for a couple of minutes.
I stayed until around 2130 with no joy at all.
Till next time
A perfect spot I hope, with a deep run close to the margin and a nice clear hole in the middle. I have put a bit of bait out over the few hours I am here, a mix of pellets and poloni boilies and groundbait. What more could a Barbel ask for? Hybrid Barbel Hook Bait as before and I will just sit back and enjoy the view as well.
What more could you ask for from an evening on the river?
I started until 2230 with out a single knock, I must be doing something wrong?
Till next Time
With all the house work done and the kids at school. I popped down the river for a couple of hours today. I was in search for that Barbel, which I am so desperate after. Facebook is good, but at the moment I keep seeing pictures of Barbel which is driving me mad (or driving me to go and catch one).
I have found a nice spot on a bed full of weed and a couple of carp, which I can’t resist having a go for.
I have managed to get some poloni boilies out without spooking them as well as my hook baits, which had two small bags of the micro pellets with my favourite Krill & Tuna oil. I am just going to have to sit back and wait and see, as I dare not take a peek. I don’t wish to spooke them away. The area within this bend is quite large and I am hoping they don’t move off this end and up to the other.
I couldn’t resist a look and low and behold the carp where still mooching around the weed beds plus a very nice pike! I will take note of this area for some winter pike fishing. I also found a very nice area a few yards down stream, which will be a very interesting place to fish in the future.
Looking very pleasant, I must say, it’s a lovely river to fish.
Till next time
And they where. There is a small group of three fish that I have seen, 1 is a ghosty and the other 2 where commons, not large fish however still river carp and probably uncaught.
After watching the Go-pro footage of the trip before, this time I put more bait out and added sweetcorn to the list.
I moved one rod more into the weeds, as I could see the gaps between with the better light today.
The other rod was placed on a clear spot, just off the bank, between the reeds.
All I could do now, was sit back and hope that the fish would move onto the bait again.
With the sun going down and with no signs of any fish. I am not sure how long I will stay here this evening. I would have thought a fish would have picked up my bait by now.
At around 2130 I was off home.
No change in the swim or spots, as I put a bit of bait in before I left the last time. I was in the hope of getting them feeding confidently. I don’t think anyone else has fished here, which is good to know.
I have been here for two hours and there is no signs of the carp. I am hoping the sun may bring them out, just to confirm there are still in the area. They could of easily moved on, mind you they have plenty of weed to hide in.
You just never know.
I finally spotted one of the common carp drifting through the reed’s and will only an hour and a bit left before it’s time to run and collect the kid’s. I will have my fingers crossed that the carp are in a feeding mood now.
I stayed for as long as possible, unfortunately no joy.
Till next time
I have gone for the same swim as before, as I have seen the carp in it and at the end of the last session I got rid of my remaining bait in the swim. This was only two days ago. So, I am hoping the fish will be in search of a bit of my bait. The only thing I have changed after I took some advice from Rob Nunn at Bait-tech, was change the hook baits to Polony meat which they do in tins. I have cubed up some large for hook baits and some smaller for free offerings.
And we will see how we get on.
Well, I stayed until 2240, which only gave me 20 minutes to get off the estate before closing time.
I completely blanked. Not even a knock and a mark on the meat. I can only think the carp may have moved on, or perhaps another angler may have fished there today and landed one. You just never know. I will take a look in the day time later this week, as I fancy a night on the lake for my next trip out.
Till next time
Part 7 of 10 will follow in a couple of weeks
Until then Richard