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  1. hawkwise

    July Catches

    Been getting out about when i can , not so much this year few health issue and work and life etc etc blah blah .. But i have had a few in the Net so far this Month which includes my PB while float fishing a waggler a Common of 24 and half pounds , These Ontario Rivers Just keep on giving .. Though Most of the fish have been caught using a small method feeder of Oats, Cream Corn Maze Chic Pea and Jelly powder mix , with a hook bait of Gulp Power maggots and a bit of rubber corn hair rigged to a size 8 hook 12 pound line and 9 ft Wychwood rod ( really is a all round perfect river Rod ) . The Swim.. the 24 pounder Float fishing Waggler ............... contents of my tackle box .. Another 24 pounder .. Double Bubble .. lean and mean fighting Machine .. The Rig
  2. Having moved house late last fall this year i have been fishing a new River in a busy built up area which is something new for me ( and its been interesting ) i set my self a target of a fish over 20 lbs which was achieved with my very first Fish !! . My New river Campaign started in Late March early April though not actually fishing it, just me and the dog went for lots of walks with pockets full of bait . Then one Sunday Morning took along my trusty 9ft Rod and 3 oz cage feeder of bread , ground maze, chickpea on a running Rig to Two bits of Maze and one plastic Maze hair rigged to size 8 hook 12 pound line, and after about just half hour i was in to a fish . 20 pounder on the Bank Result ! Couple Days later i also went on to land another fish which was nearer to 30 than 25 , . ( silly me forgot my scales ) Sadly there the only two fish i had from that spot ( oh and a PB channel Cat ) the park were i was fishing is a big ole busy place and has now become to Busy for me . So something i have learned the park is a early season fishing spot . its a big ole park ( 4 baseball diamonds ) which can have up to 100 people on each one at times . There are Also a lot of Worm Danglers with no Angling Manners what so ever also fish the Park . I Decided to not to fish the spot anymore because i was basically bullied out of a the swim by three Moroccans( casting over my line etc etc and then one of them came stood right next to me and cast his rod ," you no Mind mind i fish here eh my friend " he said i replied.... "Well ent your friend and you can foxtrot right off out my face Mate" but anyway to heck with 'em i don't need it ,so packed up haven't been back since shame ) : all i want to do is catch few fish take a few photos go home don't need that kind of hassle on the bank . So i have now found another spot down Stream from the Busy park and over a few session ( a good few Blanks) I Landed another a few Nice fish which Included a lovely Mirror the weather this Spring has been all over the place starting really warm then a lot of rain !! ( Highest i have seen any water around here ) then all of a sudden back to winter temp and Snow. So not netted many fish so far this year but the ones i have all been really nice fish . so it's been interesting. Its Now Turned really Hot .. Saturday i am going back to my old stomping ground for some nice peaceful fishing and maybe a Gurt Lump .. or two . Cheers an ex pat in Ontario ( : oh photos photos .. ha 5520799162_o.jpg
  3. hawkwise


    Hello again folks it's that Somerset Bloke In Canada again ....We Moved house over the Winter so i am living near a new River for me. Its a big ole river which is fed by even Bigger river as In The Detroit River ( i live on Canadian side) . even though it's a nice big river there not many spots on the Main part of the river were you can fish from the bank , there is a nice big Park which the River runs through , this is were i have started my River Campaign so for me something new as it's a pretty much a Urban setting . Over the last Month or so i have been taking our dog for walks in the park and carrying a small bag of Maze and giving the river a bit of a feed . My goal i had set myself for this year was to catch a 20Lbs + fish from this river . Well still only April and iv'e had two 20 + fish already . Hoorah !! Fished using 3 0z cage feeder of ground dog biscuit and Koi Pellets and chickpeas with a hook bait of 3 bits of scopex corn hair rigged to Size 8 hook. with 9 ft Wychwood extractor .. Landed this chuck this Morning , Without doubt the hardest fight ever had took of like a rocket got in the river flow and did not want to come back it really was a beast of a fish .. The Swim .. First fish from this River lovely jumbly .. Hmmm how big do they get in here ? Hold on ...give that fish a hug...
  4. Ha ha Cheers that Bank stick will last me the Season it does a good job of holding my Rod Up .. and funny enough it is now in my shed drying having just varnished it ( :
  5. Well hello folks back again, it's that Ex Pat bloke in Ontario hope everyone been having a good time on the Bank as and when they can. Now Normally here in Southern Ontario we have a long and Very Cold winters and my local Rivers and Creek's are Frozen from Dec to April but this year we have by Ontario standards a very very mild winter two Rivers near me have been flowing for some of the Winter Months this year ( first time in ten year I've been here) . this time last year the spot i fished was under 6 inch of Ice . Anyway On Monday me and the Lovely Wife was out about doing what Humans do , i decided to take a de tour have a look at my early Spring spot , NO ICE and the Creek was highest i had ever seen it . with center channel moving with a bit pace and water was very well colored ( Brown ) so as i looked out over the water from near by bridge , i was thinking myself a couple a weeks i might give it a go as i was thinking this right near a recently fallen tree i saw a flash of Gold followed by a few bubbles and then a few seconds later there is a gurt tail waving it at me . getting back to my Truck i checked my Weather App cloudy +9 ( last year it was - 9 at this time) looked at the Mrs "I'm going fishing tomorrow ". Wife looks at me i and shakes head " yer Nuts" So next day and i find my self at the Bank in blooming March !!! So i fished using a 3 0z Cage feeder of Koi Pellets and Ground Dog Biscuit with a hook bait of one home Made Boilie cast to just off the fallen Tree ,.it was so nice to be out there so early this year i really didn't care if i caught or not ( i have never caught Carp on my first session of year over here) . Well after 4 hours of enjoying my Meditation the clouds had started to look a tad bit darker and i knew it was time start pack up, it can change get very cold very quickly here so as i was packing up my bait box etc etc Suddenly a twitch on the line just very slight then it went again eww do strike ! if i miss i go home with out a story to tell oh but if hit boom oh the joy.!! and then the line went completely slag, oh [piffle] it's taken it and now is heading towards me STRIKE YES We are in Now to keep it away from the tree pull to the right do the right hand side step YES it's in open water once it was there it didn't wake up to the it saw the Net After a little bit of faffing about it was in the Net !!! I didn't have any scales , but it must of been a 20 felt heavy in net gurt shoulders , but who *blooming* care's a CARP in March !! Wished i had taken my Other Camera and tripod now but but i didn't as didn't want to have to carry to much just for a couple hours fishing which turned into 5 . What a way to start the year.. A Golden Block of Ice .. Love My New Bank Stick .. The tree ..
  6. hawkwise

    June Catches

    Manged to get out for a short early doors session, woke 4 30 am couldn't get back to sleep so got up sloped of to my local patch and dangled a Waggler for a couple hours... and ..... then went back home to bed ..
  7. Manged to get out for a short early doors session , woke 4 30 am couldn't get back to sleep so sloped of to the local patch to daggle a waggler in the water and Boom ...
  8. Ha ha been a Red since 68 cant be helped i'm afraid , King Louis gonna take us to the top next season
  9. Well time , effort and pain shore does = success , a lot effort went in to getting up at stupid O clock every other day for week and half specialy when one suffers from Lupus . Yes for week and a half every other morning i dragged my aching weary body out bed at 4 30 am and set off to my choosen spot and baited up ,using a Midi spomb of Maze , Hemp and ground dog biscuit , some Mornings i did take a Rod and did a spot of Wagger fishing in the near Margin well i was up and the weather was good so why not, even manged to net a couple nice Commons and a few Nice Channel cats . Anyway after a week and half of doing this i finally decided it was time to see if any of those gurt Carp that live in my local river had got on to my bait , so once again the Alarm went of at 4 30 am, dragged my aching body out bed had a quick cup tea and was off. Its only a 5 min drive to the local river so at bang on 5 am i pulled in to the car park full of excited anticipation open the truck door to the sounds of bird singing AND splashing lots and lots of splashing NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo yep the Carp were on the spawn i took a walk down to the spot were i had been baiting and shore enough the water was alive with horny fish doing there thing., i stood and watched for awhile having argument in my head to fish or not to fish or head home go back to bed . Back to bed i went . sigh . So two mornings later again the alarm goes off 4 30 am come on ! today will be the day so again i arrive at the spot and this time all i could here was Bird song good. So tactics for the Morning was going to be simple inline bolt rigged feeder lead with a pack bait of ground maze ground dog biscuit and Oats mixed with can's of cream corn with a size 8 hook with hook bait of my home made Boilie popped up just of the bottom with a rubber Corn. all connected to my 9 ft Wytchwood. So i cast to the pre baited spot i had just about put the rod down and sat in my chair and the reel was screaming of wow that was fast in to fish already it was a nice little scrappy common of about 12 pound a good start , i cast out again and with in 15 min the reel was screaming of again as soon as i pulled in to the fish i knew i was in to a bigger fish the water is pretty shallow were i was fishing so the fish really do take off .( had a few in the past jump clear out the water as i was playing them ) this fish took of on a huge run then all of a sudden the line starting to go a litle slack the fish had turned and was now heading straight back towards me what a strange sensation that is .Well after a lot of tooing and frowing the fish finally hit the net , as i looked down at it i knew it was biggest fish of the year , i had never seen such a long Carp man that thing gotta me nearly 4 feet long . Well as it turned out it was just a little under 4 feet long and 30 POUNDS !! this was my 3rd 30 from this spot i had two last year . Yeah Get IN !!! .. what a buzz. The only disappointment was that in all the exciment i forgot to check my Camrea settings so my self take photos wasn't the best , but i did also take a short Vid . but hey who cares eh 30 Pound Wild Canadian Common !! get IN !!! . I Have had a few people on facebook and on another fishing forum say yeah what ever never 30 Pounds , well i have bran new scales and the fish definitely came in at a wonderful 30 pounds the fish being just a touch under 4 feet long. had trouble with my self takes, i also find it hard holding the fish due to my RA and Lupus . i also took a short Video https://www.facebook.com/hawkwise/videos/10155624402265290/?l=8046150973270880707 which shows better the size of the fish . ( : Since i got this beauty haven't been amble to get fishing again as my health has not been to good. But i be happy bunny to net such a good wild ole beast. Cheers Tight lines The Hawk An Englishmen in Canada .
  10. hawkwise

    June Catches

    https://www.facebook.com/hawkwise/videos/10155624402265290/?l=8046150973270880707 Boom Biggest Fish of the Year ! Photos and report to follow maybe ...
  11. Um Gurt big fish....... https://www.facebook.com/hawkwise/videos/10155624402265290/?l=8046150973270880707 Photos and report to come later ( :
  12. Been out netted a couple more ..
  13. And all for the price of a fishing license..
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