No, lure fishing is allowed on both bowls.
Rules are wire trace, four inch lure, no fishing at the dock and no silver ware.
The chap in the vid is breaking three of those rules and Ben the warden lands the fish for him.
Not sure if he was banded after that .
_________________ Floating Lines, buzzers, nymphs, stick floats, maggots and throwing lures at bitey things.
Just seen that on Twitter, maybe need to book a boat, get out the fast sink lines and long Johns.
P _________________ Floating Lines, buzzers, nymphs, stick floats, maggots and throwing lures at bitey things.
What a cracking way to finish of my 2018 fishing at Farmoor reservoir.
I fished with Alan ( Allrounder) for a spot of Winter back drifting on No1 searching out some over wintered rainbows and maybe a big brown.
We meet at the gate before 8 am and then purchased our tickets and headed for a windy No1, loaded the boat and headed for the West bank to set up our first drift. We both used fast sink lines and lures starting with white on the point and black on the dropper.
We started to get pulls and knocks from the off but hooking and keeping the fish on was another challenge, if Alan and I had boated all the fish we hooked we would have finished the day with more than 30 fish to the boat.
Throughout the day we swapped flies on the leaders, changed colours and ideas. I ended the day with a pink snake on the point and a Viva boobie on the dropper so no holds were bared.
Alan had the biggest fish but all the fish to the boat (13 in total) were all in prime condition and hard fighters.
At one point I thought I had hooked a massive perch due to the solid weight and head shakes but a chunky rainbow eventually surfaced for the net.
It was a great days fishing and company, with a mix of weather and wind speeds.
Have a Happy Christmas and New Year and hopefully see you at Farmoor in 2019. _________________ Floating Lines, buzzers, nymphs, stick floats, maggots and throwing lures at bitey things.
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Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:42 pm Post subject:
One things for sure, Farmoor always seems to come up with the goods - summer or winter, rain or shine.
Peter is right about the number of pulls, hookups and lost fish we both endured. Every drift resulted in at least a couple of pulls and lost fish for both of us and by noon, much to my embarrassment, I had lost 6 consecutive fish on the way up to the net and messed up innumerable takes before I landed the smallest fish of the day to save my blushes. Peter also lost his fair share including a real clonker that forced him to give line but he still managed to get three to hang on all the way to the net before it was time for lunch.
After lunch we found that the wind had picked up which pushed the boat along at a fair old rate of knots so we we tried the more sheltered end of the lake. Here by trial and error we discovered a sweet spot by a buoy where you could time a pull almost to the second every time we went past and that's where we got the double hook up.
Sadly, later in the afternoon we also caught some heavy rain and while it didn't bother the fish one bit, there is nothing like heavy rain being blown in your face by a gusting wind to take the edge off your enjoyment! So we packed in a little earlier than planned.
In the end I possibly had the best fish which we both estimated at over 4lb but Peter deservedly won the bragging rights on the day for the most caught , thanks to his 'Barbara Cartland Snake' which they certainly took a fancy to.
As always, I had a great day afloat with Peter on a venue that never seems to disappoint. What a fantastic way to end our boat fishing year!
Alan _________________ Member of ...
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