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Meon Springs in summer?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does not stop her moaning about the amount of fishing though....I just have to time the asking right Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does not stop her moaning about the amount of fishing though....I just have to time the asking right Wink

I'll have a word in her shell like and all will be hunky dory Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Gaz,

I fancy a change of scenery, need to restock the freezer Razz and most importantly get my mate into a fish or two. The Mere is great if you fancy a puzzle but as its my birthday I don't really want to stretch myself too much Shock nor be extracting flies from trees all the time Confused BTW starting to see a few fish cruising about on lake 1 in the far corner (where 1,2,3 meet) under the trees which are bigger than average - not winkled any out yet...

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Tried to get a brown out in the trees close to the bank in the left bay on lake1, the bugger wouldnt have it , he was feeding , but buzzer or sm nymph wouldnt tempt him, i presume your talking about "cold corner" as i call it on the house side? had me 20 fish out of there "not lately" Very Happy , if temps are causing the fish to be finicky then iwould expect them to be there ,but it dont always work like that do it Embarassed Good luck and enjoy yer birthday, mines coming up and are debating where to go, knowing me it wil be the mere ROFL :rofl:or shall i try dever to warm for lechlade Gaz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Gaz,

I fancy a change of scenery, need to restock the freezer Razz and most importantly get my mate into a fish or two. The Mere is great if you fancy a puzzle but as its my birthday I don't really want to stretch myself too much Shock nor be extracting flies from trees all the time Confused BTW starting to see a few fish cruising about on lake 1 in the far corner (where 1,2,3 meet) under the trees which are bigger than average - not winkled any out yet...

Rog


Tried to get a brown out in the trees close to the bank in the left bay on lake1, the bugger wouldnt have it , he was feeding , but buzzer or sm nymph wouldnt tempt him, i presume your talking about "cold corner" as i call it on the house side? had me 20 fish out of there "not lately" Very Happy , if temps are causing the fish to be finicky then iwould expect them to be there ,but it dont always work like that do it Embarassed Good luck and enjoy yer birthday, mines coming up and are debating where to go, knowing me it wil be the mere ROFL :rofl:or shall i try dever to warm for lechlade Gaz


Although at this time of year Lechlade is normally terrible, reports suggest it is fishing its socks off at the moment. Tempted to wander down there myself at some point.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I went to Meon on sunday, 11-4pm with Beardy, sadly DIY and a hangover stopped our beginner mate coming along - we will get him out soon tho'. Weather started cloudy but soon turned to intermittent sunshine

Water very clear so you could see everything. Nearly all the fish were around 1 3/4 - 2lb and in reasonable nick, a few looked slightly larger - not particularly spooked by people on the bank - there were a few - but not shoulder to shoulder. The fish were reasonably spread out.

Tried to target the bigger ones with a couple of stalking bugs - good fun but to no avail - a few follows but no real attempts at a take.

In the end had 3 stockies on f-fly, drowned daddy and one that snatched my cats whisker esq bug while momentarily obscured by a gust of wind. The catch n release section was very low of water though - fish didnt seem to mind and were rising and cruising about without stress. Didnt fish it much as there wasnt any flow and I thought the fish might be a bit susceptible to being caught and stressed (that and I was pretty slow catching my bag on the other lakes - I did "loose" a few on my barbless flies Wink so time was pressing)

So all in all I think Meon's cool water makes it an attractive proposition for some easy fishing in the heat of summer. Thanks for your comments.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Churchill wrote:
mikeh wrote:
Churchill wrote:
mikeh wrote:
Churchill wrote:
mikeh wrote:
Meon fishes ok in the summer but i would ring and check about their water levels. CS is a good shout as well, i was there in the peak of the heat and did ok.
I'm at CS on Thursday


Two less stockies for Rogb on the weekend then Wink Wink Wink

Good thing I don't take these sort of comments personally, you scrawny toe rag Wink
Where is his majesty? Loving Doris Shock


As far as I know his lordship is on holiday....probably no fishing!
Quelle surpise Wink Wink Wink I knew it wouldn't last. Good to see that Sarah knows her place Laughing


Sarah's still in the process of getting her claws in. after the ring goes on he'll be in the same bateau...

I'm back tho, and desperate to wet a line. thinking about CS.
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