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Khan Emin

Roach fishing on the river can!


Only a short hour session in the evening as that’s when it’s been most productive!

Walked down to the river and it’s flowing a bit fast but nothing awful and a bit of colour.

Setup was my 10ft Shakespeare match rod paired with a Shakespeare reel with 8lb line down to a 2g float with a size 10 hook, bait of choice was large dendrobina worms.

Fishing about 4ft deep in the slacks catching a few gudgeon here and there and a couple of nice dace, one fish I lost felt like a half decent chub but ah well.

Crushed up a few hallibut pellets in a pellet grinder and threw it out as ground bait had a few knocks and lost the worm.

2nd attempt I struck into a really nice fish but it got off and obviously 3rd times the charm hooked into the largest roach of this season really deep and thick set fish put up an amazing fight and as I had him resting in the net I had another decent roach but half the size of the large one! 

Think the float stuff will be calming down and I’ll be moving onto lures and deadbaits for the predators this season! 

And if you’re out this week, tight lines everyone!

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Bailey Payne Coarse

Sunshine Tench

Well, we have finally had weather with some resemblance of Summer! It’s been a long time coming and from cold it’s seemed to have gone straight to hot! And clearly the fish have noticed this change to, with mass spawning taking place.

I headed back to Parsonage Farm Fishery, in hopes for maybe a few Tench. Same method as usual, a little hybrid feeder on my trusty quiver and Tincaberry groundbait, a good mix, and hopefully with the heat the Tench would fancy some berry flavoured goods!

Within 30 minutes of baiting up and fishing, the tip had smashed round, and a very un climaxing fight began, with the Tench almost giving up with barely any fight. However great to get off the mark!

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A Lovely Tench!

This beauty weighed in at around 3lb. With sadly a bit of damage to its upper lip, it was swiftly returned.

Unfortunately, the next few hours just provided constant line bites, never developing into anything. It’s always frustrating to see the rod tip moving so much but to no avail.

I opted for a change of tactic, others on the lake seemed to be catching well on float. So I quickly put the only float I had on! And hoped for some more Tench.

Using just corn on the hook, and casting just past the first ledge a few metres out. Similar to where other Tench where being caught, I was hopeful. Although I saw what seemed to be millions of Rudd buzzing around in my swim!

Providing a challenge to get past them, however catching these beautiful small fish really made time go by quickly, and it’s not long before you lose count!

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I possibly forgot about Tench fishing while catching these scale perfect little fish one a chuck, and really just forgot about taking photos. Sometimes it can be such a joy just to constantly catch like this. no matter the size of the fish. Especially sitting in the sun, catching one a chuck proved to be a great way to spend a day.

Before I knew it, my alarm went off and it was time to head home!

Tight Lines all…