|An autumn, worm caught perch|
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Lobworms and ragworms have been the successful baits for Dan and I, this week. Dan did a bit of perch fishing, whilst I targeted wrasse. Float fished lobs tempted perch to 2lb for Dan. Carp also took a liking to the bait and a 15lb common was the biggest of the day. I braved a very windy afternoon to fish single ragworm on a size 1/0 circle hook and simple running lead rig and caught numerous small wrasse. A bit of lure fishing for bass or pollock proved less successful.
|The sun sets on my two days at Grafham|
I woke Saturday morning to bright skies and very little breeze, what a difference a day makes! Forty boats were fishing today and on the whistle we all headed out. I had been partnered with a chap from the Rutland team and we chose to drift from G buoy to the dam wall. I used similar tactics to the previous day and my boat partner opted to pull lures. To cut a long story short, we struggled. I had a single fish on one of my red head hares ears, my boat partner managed three. Two very different days, but that's fishing for you!
|A hard fighting Grafham trout comes to the boat|
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Here they are then! - Pictures of the biggest fish from our week's holiday in Mequinenza. Enjoy!
|Ryan and I help Dave with his new personal best - |
A huge 169lb catfish
|My 184lb cat measured 7 feet, 10 inches|
|Dave with his 152lb wels|
|My 150lb catfish|
|Andy shows off a 133lb fish|
|Paul with the first fish of the week at 142lb|
|Terry lifts his amazing albino of 190lb - What a fish!|
|The business end of my 184lb beast|