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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Spring In The Air

I hope you like the new look blog, took a little while to get it how I wanted it but I am pleased with it now.

A few weeks ago it looked like there would be no Daffs for Easter they were a good few weeks behind normal, but after a couple of weeks of some milder weather it looks like they will be in their prime just in time for the easter break.

Our patio is a sea of yellow this morning even thou they are looking a bit damp as it is pouring with rain and feels more like a winters morning.

The Koi are up and about and looking for food for the first time this year, I have given the filters a wash out and the pond has cleared out and looks good for the seasons ahead. I always keep a close eye on my fish this time of year as the fish are vulnerable to disease as the weather warms up for the first time. The barbel look well the two biggest are looking fit and well and the small ones I put in last year have doubled in size.

Not looking forward to Easter too much as I have to work all weekend, but have got all week off next week.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Nice one Andy

Bream on

Out bream fishing today, slow so far 1 lump and 2 skimmers nice to be out on the bank whatever the catch

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Again I wonder why with the weather now changing for the better we have to give up fishing on the rivers because of the out dated close season rules.

The rivers for the first time in months are just beginning to fish and we have to stop now until june 16th, I wonder if the cormorants, otters and our foreign friends will all be stopping for the close season? I doubt it.

I did finish the season with 5 barbel over the weekend with a nice fish of 9lb 6oz the best of the bunch.

I promised you a picture of Ken Scotts best mahseer a fish of 46lb well done again Ken

I had a new product meeting  with the team at Sonubaits and have to say I am really looking forward to trying some of the new products, look out for the Spicy Meaty Mix that is due out soon, one of the ingredients is a bit hush hush, but lets say its not a million miles from the Sausage Sizzle flavour that caught lots of barbel a few years ago.

Back to work tonight, but a couple of trips to look forward to next week in search of some big spring bream.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Last day of the season

I am making the most of the last day of the river season it's bright but the wind is chilly

The barbel are feeding finished with 2 yesterday and had small 1 so far today

The Severn valley railway is busy today

Saturday, 13 March 2010

It's the last couple of days of the season and it's good to be out and about

Just had my first barbel of 2010

A pleasent afternoon although the wind has a cold feel to it

Friday, 5 March 2010

Home From Another Amazing Trip To India

Arrived back home safely from our trip to India, even better that last year, what an amazing trip.

The fishing was very good and I managed over 100 Mahseer to 35lb, the camp and food were of the highest standard, the scenery and company were even better.

I had to climb to the top of one of the nearby hills to get this shot of the Cauvery, 3 litres of water and an hour later the stunning view was well worth the effort

My wife Sonia managed to identify over 60 species of birds during the stay, as well as the many various animals that are to be seen close to the camp.

Here I am returning a large Mahseer to one of the pools above the camp.

Also joining me on the trip was Ken Scott who made a great fishing partner and was good company throughout the stay,

Thanks Ken!

Heres Ken with a Mahseer of around 15lb he managed fish up to 46lb (pictures to follow)

A very big THANK YOU to Angling Direct Holidays for arranging the holiday