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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Ladybower Last day Reply with quote

A lovely late autumn day with a little breeze. It was a one-off day when boats could loose feed with pellets which the did around the cages. Boats and tubes had allocated slots for fishing around the cages.

I started with an ILB and a sweet Susan booby on the dropper working along the roadside I hooked my first fish on the ILB. There was lots of fish feeding on the loose fed pellets which drifted down from the boats at the cages but they were proving difficult to take with all the free food. I decided to paddle across to Ladybower bay and suddenly hooked into something substantial on the booby which stated pulling me around a bit and was the only trout in recent time I had to play off the reel. Eventually I managed to fit it into my net at the second attempt. What a lump, more similar in shape to a carp than a trout! Rick was kind enough to take a few photos. It was the biggest fattest rainbow Iíve ever seen. It must have been a good 20lbs and was safely returned to pull someone elseís string. My first double in 45 years of fishing.



After that I went back in for a deserved cup of tea. I stayed away from the free offerings and worked the road shore and into Ladybower bay. I had great sport the remainder of the day with normal sized fish and a couple of small escapees which must have went Ĺ lb at least. Most of these took the ILB. I ended up with 9 for the day with a lot of offers and lost fish.
Back at base I found out that 3 other fish around 20 mark had been caught by Rick, Frank and Paul.
What a last day before the boats come off. Bank fishing is still available by appointment. What a place!!




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skinflint!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your first double. It looks a corker.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a slab!!! Shock Shock Cool

I would be afraid of being upended in a tube if I hooked something like that and it power dived! Laughing

Congratulations Iain! Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Willington 17 February Reply with quote

Nice but chilly day and Willington beckoned. Set up with my trusty Di3 with a cat booby and big shuggy.
Straight away I got a fish in the checking in bay on the Cat. I worked my way over to the island and picked up another Ĺ way across to the Shuggy this time. Worked around the island where I got another couple of rainbows and a nice brown. Things dried up so swapped the shuggy for a black/green tadpole and landed one straight away but to the Cat. Worked the area between the island and the big tree and there were fish in this area. A few offers and fish later I packed up after I landed 10 fish. My feet were getting cold and nature was calling so I called it a day.
Yet another fine example of the quality fishing DCAC has on offer. 10 quality fish in 3 hours fishing, not bad is it!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Willington 17 February Reply with quote

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Yet another fine example of the quality fishing DCAC has on offer. 10 quality fish in 3 hours fishing, not bad is it!


Not bad at all, especially at this time of year Iain. Cool

The DCAC does appear to offer very good value for money compared to what we have available 'down south'. Sad

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