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Bristol Water Reservoirs 2019
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mild winter means more feeding I guess?

I look forward to running into a few of those in a few weeks. I hope they put a few lunkers in the tanks along with the usual bullets! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s music to my ears, how big do you suppose a 4 ib trout will become in October ?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless the 4lbers turn cannibal they will lose some of their fat and become 31/2lb fighting machines Smile . In my opinion there just isn't the fly life that once was the norm hence the preponderance to corixa patterns as the year progresses.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There does seem to be a decline in insects across the country
There was a lady last year on country file and she was reminiscing her childhood where her parents car would be covered in dead insects after a car journey something we don’t see anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are still massive buzzer hatches in the spring but then it seems to fall off a cliff by mid May. I had fish in April last year that had stomachs distended with black buzzer!

Reading through the Bristol waters thread from 2008 it is obvious that we had a lot more insect life and surface sport through the summer, and that was only 11 years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:17 pm    Post subject: Look behind the scenes Reply with quote

Breaking my habit and posting before my annual post after Blagdon opening day!

In-case you don't do FaceBook, posted this afternoon on the BW FB page was details of the Fish farm open day on Fri 1st March. I have rung the lodge and booked a slot, not sure what demand will be like.
Hope to see some of you there.
Andrew

Fish farm open day event 2019.
With the season soon approaching and stocking taking place over the next few weeks, the lakeside team would like to invite you to check out some of the work that goes on behind the scenes.
On Friday 1st March (subject to weather conditions) we will be offering a short tour of our fish farm site at Blagdon Pumping Station. Taking place from 11am until 1pm, our team will show you some of the key fish farm work that goes at our Blagdon site. We'll share with you some of the challenges we face, some information on fish farming and will show you the process of getting our fish out of the farm and into the lakes!
Our team of trained staff and fisheries management will be on site to ensure you are looked after, answering any question on fish farming you might have.
Sadly, the offering is only open to the first 50 people due to available parking on site and operational constraints. If you're interested in coming along, simply let us know on 01275 332339 and we will put you down on our list. A heads up, we will require you to where suitable clothing for the event, wellies being advised and a good coat to keep you warm!
Looking forward to giving you a taster of some of the jobs, day to day anglers just don't often see!
BW Lakeside Team
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will put my name down for this as it is always interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. Smile

Shame it is on a Friday as I expect many who might like to go along will be at work etc .

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Anyone out for opening day at the Tanks(early this year) Neutral Unable to make chew or blagdon for opening day due to shifts Rolling Eyes..Think I will dust down the rods and give the tanks ago Shock.Its certainly been a while for me Embarassed.Tight lines guys and all the best.Steve Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blondie wrote:
Anyone out for opening day at the Tanks(early this year) Neutral Unable to make chew or blagdon for opening day due to shifts Rolling Eyes..Think I will dust down the rods and give the tanks ago Shock.Its certainly been a while for me Embarassed.Tight lines guys and all the best.Steve Cool


Not me I'm afraid - I'm away with work. It could be good if this mild weather persists!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blondie wrote:
Anyone out for opening day at the Tanks(early this year) Neutral Unable to make chew or blagdon for opening day due to shifts Rolling Eyes..Think I will dust down the rods and give the tanks ago Shock.Its certainly been a while for me Embarassed.Tight lines guys and all the best.Steve Cool


If you (and any others?) will be there then I'll see if I can make it too. Smile

I'm also planning to attend the BRFFA Tackle Auction tonight at the Sailing Club so hope to catch up with a few people. Always a great opportunity to pick up some bargains and to pay your annual BRFFA subs if you haven't already done so. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can’t make opening day, but hoping to fish either the Saturday or Sunday.
Tank 2 will be closed for the start of season but apparently more fish going into 1 and 3.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to meeting this chap in May Smile




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Brute Reply with quote

Too right Flyer.All finned up. 14 claret bits on the 4wt Idea Trouble is will probably come across a ''hummie'' or one of Alan's ''daphnia emergers'' before his time Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone see the HTV weather report yesterday evng. (or maybe the night before) ? It showed various views of Chew, the last one being only a second or so long, but it showed a couple of guys fising from one of BWW's Boats. The guy said the images/views/whatevers were taken that day, I suppose they could have been pike guys, as the image was so short you didn't have time to take it all in.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Brute Reply with quote

JCP wrote:
Trouble is will probably come across a ''hummie'' or one of Alan's ''daphnia emergers'' before his time Laughing


I beg your pardon, JP? Shock I'll have you know I'm a Booby man! Laughing



Personally I think if that Lump survives until May then it will have Dave's name written all over it. Very Happy

John (Arkle) - I didn't see the HTV weather but I have noted that one of the regional News programmes sometimes shows a short clip in their opening sequence of a solo angler in a boat on Blagdon (I think). Blink and you'll miss it. Smile

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