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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Res fishing in this weather Reply with quote

How everybody else doing trying to reservoir fish in this weather?
Ive barely been since xmas and its doing my head in.
When I have gone its been a waste of time as the fish are not taking, mind you where I go it is only about 14 foot deep at best.
How is everybody else doing in the yorkshire area ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Res fishing in this weather Reply with quote

drybuzzer wrote:
How everybody else doing trying to reservoir fish in this weather?
Ive barely been since xmas and its doing my head in.
When I have gone its been a waste of time as the fish are not taking, mind you where I go it is only about 14 foot deep at best.
How is everybody else doing in the yorkshire area ?

The two reservoirs I fish in the area have been closed during the winter although Toft is now open again. I probably won't be going to either until early March. I'll console myself with some beachcasting and a bit of trotting the local beck in the meantime! Cool


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a bit of a wimp - haven't been out this year so far due to the weather. Busy tying.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I am out just about every week over the winter. 5 of these today on small black nymphs and dail bachs.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farmoor can be very reliable from a boat in the winter due to its depth which today was around 30 feet. You need to get your flies down to them though so that usually means back drifting fry patterns on a D8 sinker behind the boat. Shock

Not all reservoirs allow this method and some fly fishers believe it to be unethical ... but needs must when the devil drives! Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drybuzzer, If you read some of the Farmoor reports you will see that the fish are feeding in the deep, cold water which requires a non traditional approach Embarassed
Bank fishing Farmoor is a challenge as it requires a long cast with DI7 & 8's but even this will not reach the fish if the majority of them are on bloodworm out in the middle.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fish still have to eat, so they will feed at some time in the day. I'd be inclined to fish between 11.00 and 14.00 and fish boobies dead slow in the deepest water you can find. Get it right down on the deck.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend asked if I fancy some fishing this weekend Shock
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Yes I am a wimp.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine the concrete bank on Farmoor would be lethal unless your footwear had studs, Peter! Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, we are the hard men of Farmoor after chipping ice of the bottom of the boat before fishing.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The club I belong to have a boat or bank day at Chew on the 18th. Anyone know any "Good Weather" prayers?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the first day of Spring today, so you should have no problems.
Do not forget the sun block.
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