Monday, 21 September 2015

ICKLE WICKLE LURE BAG........


Just thought i,d post a pick of my little shoulder bag that i use when i go dropshot fishing.

Its perfect for the small amount of gear i take and holds everything i need for a few hours fishing. Ok so it won,t take my digital camera but it can take a bottle of water, scales, weigh sling, lures, weights, line etc with ease.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Urban Dangling

I had a quick ten minutes with the drop shot gear today as I had been rained of from work and just a few minutes drive away was a nice little stretch of river. I hid under a road bridge while it chucked it down, and had a few casts but didn't have any knocks. It didn't surprise me though as the water was gin clear. Fishing appetite whetted I drove home through the heavy rain....


Urban fishing...

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

DROPSHOTTING

Well after posting last week that i havn,t managed to get out on the bank lately i finally managed a couple of hours at first light sunday. Although the fishing didn,t set the world on fire, actually being by the river and watching the sun come up was exactly what i needed to bring a smile to my face for more upcoming extension works. I wish i had taken some pictures of the sunrise as it was a beautiful one marking the start of a glorious sunny day. It was surprisingly fresh too, which i wasn,t expecting, with a bite in the air which warned that winter is just round the corner.

Anyway back to the fishing. I decided a while ago that i wanted to give dropshotting a good try but as yet hadn,t had the time to put the technique to task. So Sunday morning all i took was a small 'bum bag' type thingy stuffed full of small shads. worms etc  ready for some perch action. With just rod, net and bag i strolled along the river to a marina area that i know always holds perch as i thought this was probably the best place to practice this technique. From the first cast i was getting tiny little plucks being transmitted along the braid mainline which boosted my confidence straight away. But it was only after an hour or so that i actually managed to hook into something.

Although only small it gave a good account of its self on the lightweight rod set-up. I actually watched this little fella stalk and take my lure as it was only a few feet out in about 4 foot of water. In fact during the coarse of my session i watched numerous perch and small pikelets follow and pluck at the tail of my lure. I think they liked the glitter flashing from the belly of the lure, and i also think that maybe the lure looks like a minnow as well.

Because of the amount of follows and knocks i was getting i changed lures a few times to smaller offering but only had the one take which quickly came off. A change back to the original lure and i was getting knocks again. Maybe the lure was a bit too big so i,m going to hunt down something similar, i can,t remember where i bought this one or what its called, but smaller and give that a try next time. I could get into this drop shot fishing mallarkey as you can fish the method whilst observing whats going on around you as the light weight rod and braid set-up allows you to feel whats happening at the business end.

I,m going to try and grab a few eveing sessiond over the next couple of weeks as i,m working just a stones throw from a local river so its got to be worth a go...

TIGHT LINES ALL............

Monday, 24 August 2015

Just a pretty picture...

No Fishing Here......

Well I haven't posted anything for a good few months as I've been busy on the home front building the other half a photography studio, at the bottom of the garden, and starting the construction of our house extension. All this work makes Bryan a dull boy as I haven't had the chance to wet a line for what feels like an eternity. Never mind I'll make up for it once the build has been completed in the next couple of months.

With actual fishing on hold I have had some time to mull over how I want to continue my angling journey. There is so many styles and species that I want to try/catch that sometimes I just can't make my mind up what to do. At the forefront is the good old sergeant major, the perch, who I shall be spending most of my time trying to catch in the new year. I'm hoping to fish the Broads more as well next year as it's such a beautiful place. Also closer to home I'll have a bash at saltwater fishing more. There's plenty more that I,d like to do but I think I'll be better off concentrating on just a few disciplines to save me losing myself.

Here's hoping that your having more luck in your fishing quests than I am. 

Tight lines........

Thursday, 26 March 2015

END OF SEASON ATTEMPT................

FAIIIILLLLLLLL.............................

A couple of weeks ago in my infinite wisdom i decided to pack up my predator kit and head of to the local river in an attempt to bag myself a couple of pike and maybe a perch or two. The area i wanted to try was one i hadn,t fished before and it was a long hard slog through some slippery mud covered pathways along the river bank before i got to the actual spot i wanted to fish. It didn,t look that long a walk from the roadside but i certainly felt the burn in my legs and the thumping in my chest when i arrived at my swim. Before i set of from home the skys were just a little overcast, perfect for predator dangling, but when i starting to set up my kit the skies darkened and it started to rain. Great i thought as i hadn,t brought a brolly.


Tackle all sorted and i had a nice sardine cast to just below a far bank tree and i also had a feeder rod set up with the idea of fishing mashed bread and flake in the hope of winkling out a resident chub or possibly a few roach. The water was pretty dirty as there had been some rain the previous night and it was also pushing through quite hard, but i was fishing in a slacker are so i was hoping that the resident fish might have moved into this stretch to get away from the flow. After a few hours with not so much of a rattle it was obvious they weren,t around.

Due to the lack of action i opted to set up my light weight lure rod and preceded to cast a small Kopyto shad around the river. After a dozen or so casts i had a hit from what i hoped was a hard fighting perch, but it turned out to be a small pikelet.

I cast that lure, and others, all over the river and didn,t have so much as another knock, so cold wet and a little disappointed i trudged back through the mud to the van and home for a nice hot meal...........
Only a little pike to show for my efforts but at least i didn,t blank, and even though i was cold and wet i did enjoy myself.....

PALLATRAX GRIPZ HOOKS

Hi all, i,ve written a small write up about the new design hook from Pallatrax on my tackle blog so if your interested pop over here WATERBOUYS TACKLE and have a read up......