Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default DCAC Derwent at Borrowash

    does anyone on here fish this venue?
    im going to tackle it with a guest on sunday (day session) and was wondering if anyone had any advice on swims and tactics to target the barbel and chub.
    also, am i right in thinking there is some decent carp in that stretch too?
    thanks
    Dell

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Matlock Derbyshire
    Posts
    231

    Default Re: DCAC Derwent at Borrowash

    Hi Dell,
    Not been down this season yet but if you want barbel the dead tree below the pipe bridge (peg 12 if memory serves) and the one above it are good spots. Also had a carp of 16lb there 2 seasons ago. If the river is up a bit the pegs above the bridge may be a better bet.
    Barbel run to over 15lbs, chub to 7lb, pike to 20 plus, best carp I know of went 27lb 8oz. There are also some good roach and perch as well as a few shoals of bream if you can find them.
    As for methods I usually leger luncheon meat but halibut pellets worms and cheese also work. I have also had barbel trotting meat under a heavy balsa float when legering was producing nothing. For the roach, perch and dace I tend to use stick float or waggler and maggot.
    Hope this helps and best of luck.
    Dave.

  3. #3

    Default Re: DCAC Derwent at Borrowash

    Morning Dave,
    thanks for the info, sounds like it could be a productive day for sure.
    when fishing a cage feeder with groundbait and halibut pellet what length hook length would you suggest? when fishing the trent i use 5ft hook lengths but not sure of the flow on the derwent.
    does it get busy at weekends?
    thanks again,
    Dell

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Matlock Derbyshire
    Posts
    231

    Default Re: DCAC Derwent at Borrowash

    Hi Dell,
    Only use a groundbait feeder when I'm after the bream, prefering to use a straight lead and P.V.A. bag for the barbel. As for hook lengths I usually start on about 3ft extending if I feel it's necessary, though I know some who have gone as far as 10ft. I find 1 1/2oz (40 grams) of lead about right in normal flow. Line wise I use 8lb B.S. matched with size 8 or 10 hooks as the majority of fish tend to be in the 5 to 8lb range. I've only lost 1 fish due to breakage on this set up (my fault not the tackle) so I'm happy it's up to the job.
    Cheers Dave.

    ---------- Post added at 04:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:40 AM ----------

    Forgot to say it is a bit busier at weekends but not overly so.
    Dave

Similar Threads

  1. DCAC Still waters
    By phil.flyfisherman in forum UK Stillwater Updates
    Replies: 1079
    Last Post: 05-07-2017, 09:40 AM
  2. DCAC info on its waters
    By offshorephysio in forum General Fly Fishing Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-12-2011, 10:54 AM
  3. dcac the castle
    By dogpatch06 in forum General Fly Fishing Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-12-2009, 04:23 PM
  4. DCAC (Willington)
    By Montana Mick in forum UK Stillwater Updates
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-08-2009, 10:02 AM
  5. To all DCAC members
    By khkid in forum UK Stillwater Updates
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-04-2008, 08:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •