Anyone braving the elements?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Anyone braving the elements?

Post  TenchmanTim on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi All,

It's been a bit quiet lately, is anyone getting out at all. It's a shame that now the floods have finally receded and the rivers look to be in good shape it's turned bl@*dy freezing with a bit of snow thrown in for good measure.


Welland over the banks in December.

As the levels settled a bit I've been out a few times, largely unsuccessfully, I'm not selling this well am I?!
I've tried a bit of piking on the Fenland drains.


North Level Drain.

I've visited the Ivel and had a few modest chub and just this week after the first snowfall I got up early and got out to witness a beautiful sunrise over the snow laden fields in the Welland valley.







The day was complete when I managed several decent chub, including a couple of 'fours' and the last fish of the day was a fine Welland chub of 5lb2oz.


5lb2oz, Welland.

And finally, my most recent trip was a day on the Thames above Oxford. 2 hours driving through freezing fog followed by several hours on the bank with temperatures remaining well below freezing and then a 2 hour drive home in equally poor conditions. All for one missed chance!!!
Still, you've got to have a go haven't you?


Freezing day on the Thames.

Next week I'll be trying to grab a few hours on the way to work, 2pm starts, and hoping for a decent chub or two.

All the best for now,

Martin
avatar
TenchmanTim

Posts : 45
Join date : 2011-05-22
Age : 45
Location : Lincolnshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  mick.c on Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:22 pm

well if i feel up to it i'll be going for a chuck on Sunday morn on my local Ribble just for the chub...time for the cheese paste an bread...

Mick

mick.c

Posts : 4
Join date : 2013-01-07
Age : 53
Location : Preston

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  baitboss on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:48 pm

Cracking atmospheric pictures Martin. Well done on the chub Very Happy
Mick, hope you feel better for Sunday Shocked
avatar
baitboss
Admin

Posts : 194
Join date : 2011-02-02
Age : 49
Location : Too far away from the Dorset Stour :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  Barbelfisher on Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:34 am

Agree with the Boss Tim nice pictures.Me i will be visiting hospital as i have been doing for the past month Sad
avatar
Barbelfisher

Posts : 71
Join date : 2012-07-25
Age : 68
Location : Harrow. Middlesex.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  baitboss on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:11 am

Well hope you get sorted soon John
avatar
baitboss
Admin

Posts : 194
Join date : 2011-02-02
Age : 49
Location : Too far away from the Dorset Stour :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  mick.c on Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:53 pm

Hi Darren did you get my P.M...cheers...

Mick

mick.c

Posts : 4
Join date : 2013-01-07
Age : 53
Location : Preston

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  mick.c on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:46 pm

Well i went this morning first 5 cast produced 4 chub smallest just under 2lb the biggest bang on 4lb then after that i had 3 brown trout. 3 of the chub were caught on bread flake the big one was on good old cheese paste plus the 3 trout were also on cheese paste, not a bad mornings work....cheers

Mick

mick.c

Posts : 4
Join date : 2013-01-07
Age : 53
Location : Preston

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  baitboss on Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:02 pm

He who dares Mick...nice result
avatar
baitboss
Admin

Posts : 194
Join date : 2011-02-02
Age : 49
Location : Too far away from the Dorset Stour :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  mick.c on Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:04 pm

Cheers mate i coughed up a couple of lungs in the process but it was good fun....

Mick

mick.c

Posts : 4
Join date : 2013-01-07
Age : 53
Location : Preston

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone braving the elements?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum