Friday, 29 November 2013

Blenheim Palace

My largest perch.
Boat House
My friend Neal organised a trip to Blenheim Palace this autumn.
We struggled till late afternoon then I caught a nice pike on my ultralight lure rod.
It was just about a double on a 3" banjo lure. A 4" kopyto was next line of attack.
My biggest ever, 3lb 5oz. Very happy.
The lure bug has bitten hard, even joined the Lure Anglers Society. 
We were the only anglers there, such a beautiful place. Don't understand why?

Friday, 19 April 2013

Watch "How to Rig Soft Plastic Baits and Lures for Fishing" on YouTube

Like the look of those doa chug heads, makes the soft plastics more versatile.
Not sure if you can get them in UK but going to look.

Did this Carp not realise I was perch fishing?

Not been fishing much, however decided to try for a big perch in a local lake.
Big juicy lobworm under a float using my old speedia centerpin. This Carp had designs on the worm, no doubt shoved every perch in the area out of the way!
Too many Carp about these days, did make my reel sing though!
Went Grafham water last week, cold east wind. Not very condusive to good fishing. Caught three rainbows and lost three. Dragging the bottom on a di 7 I'm afraid. At least the trout knew I was fishing for them! Perch are obviously not as intelligent as trout.