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  1. jh92

    September Catch Reports

    Off the mark with a 16lb 8oz common πŸ‘Œ Really need to get into doing selfies πŸ˜‚
    7 points
  2. Just joined the 30lber club πŸ˜† 31lb 8oz Also had one just under 13lb and lost one. So happy I went today πŸ‘
    5 points
  3. jh92

    September Catch Reports

    Yes mate I tried to get a couple by balancing my phone on a bucket and shouting "cheese" not sure if it's my southern accent but it didn't pick it up every time I said it πŸ˜‚ Here it is Not the best shot but it will do πŸ‘Œ
    4 points
  4. jh92

    Rod Shots

    Traps are set πŸ‘Œ
    3 points
  5. jh92

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Yes mate I've just got up into Somerset this morning, looking at the forecast the weather is gonna be stormy this evening and again tomorrow then overcast with a few showers for the days aftwr, low pressure with southerly winds at about 10 - 15mph. Hopefully it gets them down on the deck πŸ˜† I plan on staying right through to Saturday and pack up when it's dry. Can't be packing up when it's wet is my excuse πŸ˜‚
    3 points
  6. jh92

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    The weather is looking good for a bite I reckon. Southerly winds and wind gusts up to 35mph. Some thunder and a lot of rain.. My mate bailed out but I will still be going πŸ˜†
    3 points
  7. Highy

    Rod Shots

    Park Lake again for a few hours.....abit of Swim hopping....
    3 points
  8. Last one, if you have made it this far well done, It wasn't the 40lber I was hoping for but it didn't half have a go, took out my other line and really went for it, I didn't weigh it but we all know it wasn't a pb In conclusion Maybe I felt it should be an easier prospect than it was, I'm not convinced I fished well enough all week and the fishing was only part of the holiday, we had a nice enough time did loads of swimming had some nice grub, went to a zoo and a market where they also sold live chickens and stuff, and one of my daughters learned to swim that was the highlight for me, Friday before we left me and the girls walked the dog in the woods and accidently kicked a wasps nest, we all got stung, the girls a few times and the dog, I got one on the neck but when she got bitten by some fly in the pool it made her not want to be near the pool or outside because of the bugs, hopefully that will be a phase and we can crack it next time, but she did some super brave jumping in the pool one day so that was progress, I also used pork mince and chorizo to make a bolognese was delicious πŸ˜‰ Had a great time,really the lake was lovely, the fish loved to leap out the water, was maybe too hot most of the week high 20s didn't help, but that's just an excuse I caught my first French carps and found the driving not too bad, the tunnel was fine, and the most stress free holiday abroad I've ever had with kids, I will do more French fishing now If I can, I loved it, I didn't enjoy the being back in England bit so much roadworks straight away busy roads and expensive fuel (the French goverment have just subsidised 30 cents off a litre of fuel) I liked France, can't wait to return, A Beintot
    3 points
  9. Bonjour I thought I would do a little write up on my week in france, we went to Bois de Printemps, we left home at 5:30am and arrived there at about 6pm local time, it was tricky to find and sat nav struggled so we called the owner dave who sent us a pin and we finally found it, got there and needed to get the the supermarket before it shut at 7pm, the owners wife Doreen quickly took my wife to the supermarket while we got our stuff to the Gite, twas a lovely place tbh, the Gite was nice, with a pool and a balcony view of the lake, didn't take enough photos tbh and I quite regret that, we saw birds of prey, coypu, kingfishers, woodpeckers and it was also next to a racehorse stable so there were some lovely horses running about all day, I generally only fished the fished the nights and stretched it a bit a few times, but ultimately it was a family holiday so I tried my best to juggle all the balls, the kids didn't seem to be that interested in the fishing but my wife did catch a tench, Good wise we went self catering and had some nice cheese and baguette type lunches, pastries and lovely food, we ate out twice in 2 places both lovely tbh, this burger is now in my top 3 greatest burgers, alongside the Pablo escoburger and the one I had with deep fried peanut butter in it, And the dessert wasn't bad either The other time we dined out I had steak and chips and a peach melba for pudding, that was also lovely, I've run out of photo space in this post so will do part 2 below once I've done the camera photos
    2 points
  10. That's what I thought too, just nice to have a benchmark to aim at next time, Was a nice holiday, I think being less remote wouldn't be a bad thing if you are taking your family and look for things that can be done in the area, it was quite hard being a fisherman and dad /husband at the same time though, it is quite tempting to just pop down the lake for a look and it's always in your thoughts lol
    2 points
  11. I think I must be on Tuesday by now , they seem to all get a little blurred,I think this night I managed another 16lber a mirror this time, and from the margin spot again , It wasn't Monday I lost one to a hook pull it was pre this one and from the end of the island spot , the night before i had got a finicky bite which left me in a snag 20yds from the original spot, I had to get dave out in the boat the next morning to retrieve it ( I also noted to not wear my Peppa Pig shorts anymore that week Next we got onto Wednesday and I thought I may have cracked it but there were thunder and lightning storms for a few hours, twas my middle rod that ripped off this time and gave me one hell of a scrap before i managed to tame the beast that turned into this 24lb common , I had been convinced it was bigger at the time but i reweighed it make sure and even used a tripod for the first time ( I thought it was a pretty good thing btw) my video light ran out of batteries and I stupidly thought the ridgemonkey rested on a bucket would work wasnt my finest camera work so you can see 2 bad pics in the hope it makes one good one I did catch quite a few tench during the week but they quickly became an inconvenience even though some were quite big, then we move onto Big Fish Thursday lol, now i had convinced myself it was going to happen by this time, all three rods were bob on all boated out perfectly and all had a wider spread of bait to pull them in, I had pulted quite a lot around the boat in all directions on 2 of them and kept the margin lightly baited as i felt i may have overdone it, and just thought it was going to happen, just got settled into bed and I couldn't sleep for a bit and it was time for more thunder and lighting this went on for quite a while and nothing seemed to happen as that was to be my last night I did a very slow pack down caught a tench off the margin spot put it back got the misses out to have a fish thinking that might buy me more time which it did, and then finally went off for the last time about 11am TBC ..........
    2 points
  12. Got off the mark early on Sunday morning when I caught this one and a tench in a couple of hours, might have lulled me into overconfidence tbh I went on to blank Sunday night, Monday night I caught this common about 16lb that I only did a mat shot of (I always seem to regret mat shots) it had fought like a train and I also lost one to a hook pull (the hook was straightened out a bit) Up til then I had been having a few issues using the actor and I gave up on my deeper as it kept losing signal well within range (technology can help but it can also be a PITA) and I was getting the rigs chewed up by the propellers and or other issues so I hadn't been able to keep 3 rods going at once, but I found a little gap in the trees to the left of my swim so I chucked out a marker float and baited it probably too heavily for a couple of days and just fished it at night using the bait boat to send out the rig and some bait on top, I caught a few fish off it that week, mainly tench but the mat shot common was the first, in hindsight it wasn't a bad spot but I shouldn't have put most of the energy into it, Part 3 coming up πŸ‘
    2 points
  13. elmoputney

    September Catch Reports

    I'm no expert but you've got the expensive part already, a couple more items off amazon and you will be set up I think, might be worth starting a thread about it, lots of people seem to know a bit in here, Also well done on the captures mega session, hope it continues
    1 point
  14. jh92

    September Catch Reports

    Thanks mate yeah they all look tiny when doing a mat shot πŸ˜† I've got a dslr at home, no idea how to use it though πŸ˜‚ Had a 24lb 10oz common a few hours ago, started raining heavy, hooked into the fish and then lightning started cracking over the reservoir. Safe to say the rod didn't go back out until the storm passed lol.
    1 point
  15. elmoputney

    September Catch Reports

    That's a belter well done mate, glad you got a decent pic a mat shot never does a fish any justice, well worth getting into the photography tbh a good pic will make a capture live longer in the memory,
    1 point
  16. B B

    September Catch Reports

    That will do nicely, congratulations clean looking fish to πŸ‘
    1 point
  17. It's a tuff juggle I can tell you but I've kind of taught myself fishing is a hobby, the family has to be no1, plus if they are happy then I am too and I get to fish guilt free, for me nothing spoils a good days fishing more than guilt
    1 point
  18. emmcee

    September Catch Reports

    I hope you got more than just "mat" shots for your first 30? Well done by the way πŸ‘
    1 point
  19. Good read Elmo , so glad you all had such a good time . Couldnt do it myself , I’m a selfish er , person . It’d all be about the fishing .
    1 point
  20. Carpbell3

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Should be out myself this week, was thinking Thursday but Wednesday evening would be possible I just prefer getting there in the morning the later in the day the more rushed I feel?
    1 point
  21. As I said above Covid seems to have given them an excuse . it’s always been a problem getting an appointment at my quacks … they called it β€˜open surgery’ which meant queuing up outside at 9.30 am joining a queue and waiting your turn . Might be an hour might be 5 hours …. You could get a pre arranged appointment but it would be 2/3 weeks down the line . Nowdays it’s online consultation , then phone if necessary then queue up on a day specified by them and never ever that day or the following morning ffs . I want my ears syringing I’d like to see them do that online or over the fone . Nick , sorry bout the subject matter , I don’t particularly want it on this thread but you know how it goes 🀣
    1 point
  22. yonny

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Towards the end of the week particularly. There was a massive thunderstorm in the Midlands last night but today it's bright again. Temps drop to 20/21 on Wednesday and that'll be the time to be out imo.
    1 point
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  24. I wasn't happy with the pack-down size of the Fox Easy Shelter+, it was much bigger and unwieldy than it looks on camera, so now it's a backup bivvy I guess? I went and bought one of the smallest pack-down sizes ever made! An original first-edition Aqua Atom, used once / like-new!
    1 point
  25. 1 point
  26. elmoputney

    Rod Shots

    Morning has broken Caught another one off the spot and a couple of snotty tench last night, getting bigger, 24lb common fought like a maniac too and weirdly it seemed to happen at the right time, I had just woken up and had a tiddle, just standing by my rods thinking why haven't they gone off yet then boom it was away, I was on it before the attx had even sounded and quite a pleasant looking one as well, hanging it out down here for as long as I dare but we are going out today, I'm treating tonight as the last night as we have to leave quite early Saturday, come on le bigguns, I've loved having a lake to myself though, gonna miss it, Better start bringing them in I spose 😒
    1 point
  27. Finally out again for the first time in months after another little lad arrived and moving homes, hopefully some catch pics to follow.
    1 point
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