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Chew 28th July 2020

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:04 am    Post subject: Chew 28th July 2020 Reply with quote

My first pike trip after lockdown took place on Chew yesterday with Jack Welshman. Originally when the boat was booked the weather looked quite promising with Monday being wet and windy but although we lost the rain, we gained the sun and the wind was a nuisance for most of the day making the casting of 'budgies' hard work. Sad

We agree that our first drift should be across the Roman Shallows before the wind got too strong and that was a good choice with a few follows and a small one to the boat with another lost. The next drift was a more difficult affair because by then the wind had become much stronger and more difficult to penetrate with my back cast. Next stop was Herons where Jack changed to his perch gear and caught loads but not of any size although he did have a bonus rainbow trout not far short of 3lbs.

Not long after I had my best Jack pike on a drift near Moreton Point which punched far above its weight despite being 5 or 6lb at best but after that, despite various drifts into the picnic area, North Shore, behind the island, Stratford and Villice, only small Jack pike of 2lb or less graced out nets.

So a tough day but we did get our string pulled which is as much as we could reasonably expect given the time of year, bright sunny sky and strong wind. Smile

It was also a nice change from twiddling Diawl Bachs which I have done rather a lot of lately! Rolling Eyes Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: Allrounder report Reply with quote

Well Alan maybe you can find some consolation in ''there's a time fer inspiration and there's a time fer twiddlin''' Idea

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My BWF trout report was posted here by mistake. It has been moved to the Bristol Water Reservoirs thread. Embarassed

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