Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Another day at Ashlea Farm

Chris' brother in law, impressed by his younger son's exploits at Ashlea Farm took his older son there the other day and "just let him get on with it". Here are the results!

Sam fishing from the concrete peg at Ashlea Farm

A really nice bag of fish - roach, crucians and tench. Even better than these was the very welcome 5lb Mirror carp. Well done, Sam!
A 5lb Mirror!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

New at Fish & Field

The Matrix Method Hair Rigs - a good range of hook sizes tied to good strength line.
Fish & Field's redesigned course bait section. All your bait needs.

A Day out at Burton lake

Chris and Lordy went to a Cross Hands AC lake near Burton last Thursday to check out the venue. Derek Higgs went along as well so that the other two would be able to find it!
The lake is well set out in quiet countryside with only a murmur of the M4 in the distance.

The Cross Hands Lake at Burton
Chris chose a peg opposite a nearby island and Lordy went further along the bank to a peg just between two islands. Chris chose to fish worm and caster using a well mixed guano mixture of worm, caster groundbait and goodness knows what else as a feed.
Looks good enough to eat!
Lordy went for the more orthodox pellet approach using Dynamite bait expanders and Swimstim 3mm green feeder pellets.
The lake is a fairly new build and as such is not a prolific fishery. It did remind Lordy of his early days, waiting for a bite (and missing it!). However, Chris managed to net two very nice tench, some roach and a few baby barbel.
The smaller of his two tench

The lake contains a lot of these baby barbel
Lordy managed four tench, a carp (which should not be in the lake) and a few baby barbel once he changed to a worm bait.
It wasn't the most energetic of days but apparently it fishes very well first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening, so fishing it in the middle of the day was probably not the best idea. Oh well!
Derek is keen - he carried on for at least an hour after the others left!