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Brett Island in the spring

February 14th, 2011 Comments off

Well just back from a 2 day blank on the Mets where I had my very own island for the weekend. The only other place where you can get a privateĀ  island with 2 swims for the price of a season ticket to the Thorney Weir / Mets complex ? yep it is Necker island, and it is a little bit pricier but the weather is better šŸ™‚ Anyway I decided to ensconce myself on the island as it gave me perfect access to the lightning tree. Read more…

Niewemeer

February 8th, 2011 Comments off

Please note that this is part of the fishing in Holland and Expats guide, the parent article can be found here.

NiewMeer is a lake situated just outside of Amsterdam connects the Schinkel in Amsterdam and the circular canal of the Haarlemmermeer polder. It is reachable via tram and also by boat from the Amsterdam canals. It contains Carp, Pike, Zander, Perch and many other species ( including catfish) however it is best known for its predator fishing. As I didnt really fish it for carp the rest of this article will focus on the predator side of things however if you wanted to fish for carp you will find it relatively untouched as I only saw 2-3 other car anglers there in the years I fished it. Read more…

Pike success from the Mets and a tip for carp anglers

February 7th, 2011 2 comments

Well it has been a white n coming but I finally felt that I was at home around the Mets. I have been a member of the Mets / Thorney complex for a year and apart from taking some nice photo’s of the place I have not done a lot else. well that changed this weekend. I decided that after I had dropped my wife off at Heathrow I would pop down for a couple of hours with the lure rod to see what was up. Read more…