Well in the dying days of 2011 I managed to sneak out with a load of maggots and a rod I had been meaning to try out for a long time. I had bought myself a Hardy float rod in the sales before Xmas and with it came a Free center-pin. Now regular readers will know my fondness for center-pin fishing and catching hard fighting carp is more thrilling this way than any other way. I decided to fish Lizard fisheries near to the Thorney Weir complex as I figured that lake 1 offered he best chance of sport on the 31st of December. I started on maggot as it too is a proven winter catcher. The float was by Andrew Field ( who else) and was a porcupine quill that took 2 AAA. Read more…
just a quick note to let you know where I have been and the blog has been really very quiet. Sorry about this I have either been doing DIY on my new house or working. But Now I have been back on the bank again and I am having some success.
I have been hitting the pike in “The Mets” lake part of the Thorney Weir syndicate complex. And apart from not having any large fish I have not been doing too badly numbers wise with not a blank in sight so far. Indeed on a recent session I managed to get 2 in the net at the same time. Read more…
just to let you all know I haven’t gone anywhere. Just bought a house and have been travelling for work so fishing has had to take the back burner,
Will get hack on the back on the bank really soon and will be tackling the ThorneyWeir and the Mets pike with gusto this winter. I also bought a dream rod a Hardy float rod so I will be back out with the centerpin hammering some of my favourite lakes and rivers.
Please keep the comments and articles coming and I will be doing a special winter series soon covering not only fishing but how to stay warm and comfortable whilst on the bank this winter as well as some tips as to how to make the most of the short days
Stay tuned !