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  1. River Ise, Kettering. 30th November 2019. Part 3 of 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateboard Dave View Post
    From that slack I finally caught something without red fins!
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    Chub at last!
    Simon caught up with me and he too had encountered a chub but a huge one that had smashed him! C'est la vie.
    That was to be the only non-roach action of the session.
    We added odd fish before heading back but as the light started going bites tailed off, as you'd expect - no repeat of last week.
    None of the roach were massive but all were lovely plump wild
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  2. River Ise, Kettering. 30th November 2019. Part 2 of 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateboard Dave View Post
    One of the roach from that swim:
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    We were both catching almost at will from any slight slack on the rear bank - it didn't have to be big or particularly deep. I had several fish from no more than 12 inches of water.
    One of Simon's slightly fatter roach:
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    Everything was a roach though? Not a single chub and there are masses of little ones in the Ise, until I dropped in behind a mass of snags that
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  3. River Ise, Kettering. 30th November 2019. Part 1 of 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateboard Dave View Post
    Two weeks on the trot!
    Yes, managed to hit the local rivers for the 2nd week on the bounce today.
    It had been relatively dry for most of the week but then hammered it down on Thursday but was dry all Friday, both day and night, so I was hoping the brooks wouldn't be in too bad condition.
    Today I'd got Swelly (Simon) for company as he isn't adverse to a few coarse fish in his fly fishing life - variety is what it's about.
    He picked me up at about 11am and then it was
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  4. Nottinghan City Centre: Wild Brown Trout August 2019. Part 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateboard Dave View Post
    I did get back to the Notts. venue one last time in the summer.
    A week later (August 18th) I was checking out the downstream section close to the Trent.
    It was the same here - most of the time was spent driving, walking, getting lost. trying to park. tearing hair out...
    Eventually though I found somewhere that looked worthy of a fish or two and actually looked better for trout than the spots where I'd done so well with the big browns previously.

    I started
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  5. Nottinghan City Centre: Wild Brown Trout August 2019. Part 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateboard Dave View Post
    Upstream of the swim:
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    After that fish and trying an empty (well I didn't catch!) but promising looking sluice just downstream I headed to the car to relocate further upstream.

    Here the banks were natural with some reeds and plenty of road and foot bridges to try under. Still pretty shallow though but the narrower reed lined parts did look promising and they were. In the last hour around there I had 11 nice perch missed a huge trout
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