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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Next goal will be a five pound Perch Shock
Shock Shock Shock[/quote]

I have never seen a 3lb perch and can't even imagine what a 4lber looks like in the flesh.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are out there.

http://www.anglingtimes.co.uk/news-2017/monster-5lb-thames-perch-is-caught-on-a-lure

But very hard to find.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We fished the Thames in Oxfordshire last week.
It was a good stretch with easy path access along the bank and did not look like it was regularly thrashed by fishermen.
There was talk of big Perch from the bailiff (53cm) so the potential is there, it would be a great stretch to fish from a boat as the far bank looked very fishy.
The property on the other bank was amazing,I guess several million to buy.
We all fished hard all day with little to show for it but as the day drew to a close pike started to move and show themselves, I finished with one of around 5lb on a five inch curly tail and jig which it took on the drop.
The only down side is there are lots of snags waiting to eat expensive lures, so I stuck with the soft plastics and jig heads.

I am still very tempted to buy a kayak, it would have been a good location for one, but an hour and half drive from my house.
There is nowhere to use one near where I live.

I have also been creating some giant spinners which have been influenced by the musky vids on YouTube I will take some pictures and post them for some feed back and tips maybe a video on YouTube as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A day of mixed results fishing soft plastics (and not losing any) on the grand union canal.
The action included a few over ambitious Perch and a pike of around six pounds but the bigger perch did not show apart from a good one I hooked and lost in a lock gate opening.

As promised here is a picture of some spinners I have been working on. They have not caught any fish yet and they are also the first prototypes.
The idea for them came from the Muskie lures in the states and some times sold over here by ABU & Savage Gear.
The hair skirts are tied on plastic tubes, the one on the left is Angelina fibre, next is buck tail, third is pike fly fibres and the last is a bodge up with silicon skirt and curly tail grub.
The double french blades work well ( and give of lots of vibrations) so I am considering changing them all to double blades rather than single
They cast a long way, look good in the water and would be a good mouthful.
Let me know what you think Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the job for back drifting Embarassed Embarassed

Have you ever come across this UK company. I used them to import my St Croix fly rod but they major on lure fishing.

https://www.franglaisfishing.com

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you spot I have changed the header to Lure Fishing Very Happy
Reading back over some old posts it struck me that the reports cover more areas than just the UK.

Thanks Doug, back trolling with spinners at Farmoor how would you explain that when they do a hook check Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

The weather has changed here, I managed to sneak in a bit of fishing yesterday (Friday 17th Nov) and it was more like a spring day than the approaching winter. We need the rain as the lakes and rivers are very low.

A couple of updates.
I have just bought cheap Kastking Spartacus bait caster for my travel rod, on first sight/use it seems a good bit of kit. Time will tell.

https://youtu.be/iLB-4Q4dD58

Check out the classic Kalin's curly tail grubs, they have much more action than other makes and the fish love them, they can be tough to find here and more expensive than in good old Trump land.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Fossil Fish, a trip to Spain for a big Perch maybe.
I am going to do some research to see what is available.

https://youtu.be/dJU4iQN_euE

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing looking place and great fish.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is talk of multiple catches of 5lb perch at Farmoor in both one & two.
One wonders if it is repeat catches or there is a head of big fish in there, as suggested by the wardens, but we do know there are some clonking great fish in there.
It is certainly good for the business of selling predator boat tickets and it also being fished by some very competent lure anglers with all the kit need for the job.
The pike do not seem to putting in much of an appearance and some big trout are being caught.

If there is a large head of big perch I can not understand why there are not more reports of them being caught on the fly.
Back drifting would seem like the ideal method to catch them as the flies are in the right target area for perch but in my years of fishing Farmoor with the fly rod I have never caught a perch unlike all other trout reservoirs.

No doubt I will be up there in the new year with the lure rod for those big perch.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anymore details on the big trout? Size, caught on lure or fly etc? Cheers. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a six pound rainbow and seen one bigger caught both of these on lures.
The rumour mill talks of double figure trout to the lure but I can not confirm that.
There are some big un's in No 1 I have seen them follow lures in and Mark the warden has seen double figure Browns in No1.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I braved the cold winds for a spot of fishing on the Grand Union canal at Tring for a few hours.
Following the text books advice I fished a drop shot close to and under a barge with smoke coming from its chimney (maybe warming the water )
One tiny Perch consumed my plastic shad and then nothing else, the cold north wind sapped my enthusiasm so I headed home.



So 2018 has started with a whimper.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: From CFF Facebook 30-1-18 Reply with quote

My mate Oscar Alors from Cordoba is a dab hand at constructing lures. Here's a couple of spinnerbaits and a surface buzzer that arrived at mine today and with which I hope to catch a pike or large perch shortly! Muchas gracias Oscar! Very Happy




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Like those.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look good especially the buzz bait, roll on summer for that.
I have thought about buying a jig head mold to make my own but I am not happy messing around with Moulton lead and do not have a suitable workshop to do it in.

I buy most of my kit from AGM, Alan has great service.

I like the new forum format Rich, as my old boss use to say "the only constant is change"
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