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  1. jerryrum

    A tale of two chalk streams

    In my neck of the woods, once the winter rains start, the rivers run muddy for months at a time. Although this doesn't stop me fishing, it always makes me yearn for clearer running waters. Normally I would take myself off to the southern counties or the Derbyshire dales to seek out the saviour...
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    How not to catch Pike

    Lunchtime the other day, the sun was out as I glanced out of the kitchen window. The wind had dropped and I wondered if there might be a small midday hatch on? I grabbed a sandwich and my 7 foot, 3# and jumped in the car. Down at the river things looked a bit different...... In my hurry I...
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    Fish ID - Pollack, Coal Fish or other?

    Hi Guys I am filling in the Sea Angling Diary and need some help with fish ID. I am ashamed to admit that these were caught on bait, but I did have go with a 1# and a squirmy wormy. cheers Jerry
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    Letting the kids have a go

    I've recently moved house and, while exploring the public fields near the village, I came across a large pond. I never leave the house unprepared, so I delved in to my backpack and pulled out my Tenkara rod. Within a few casts I was in to a small Roach, and every cast that landed near the...
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    Dry fly for Rudd

    I managed to get out for an hour and a half on the quarry lake last night. I started off using a nymph, after my success with it the other day, but it soon became apparent the Rudd were taking dries on the surface. I tied on some size 18 dries (grey wollf and black and peacock but with a white...
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    Got out today

    I'm lucky enough to have a local still water that I can fish with the fly. I am able to cycle there on a quiet route and I've never seen another fisherman bankside (though there is evidence of carp men having been). So I took advantage of the relaxed lock down rules to get a couple of hours...
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    Trapping Crayfish

    Does anyone else on here trap Crayfish, and if so, are you getting many at the moment? I have a license for 3 traps on a small stream near where I live. Over the years I've gone through fits and starts with being interested in the trapping, so I don't have a conclusive log of my catches, but...
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    Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    I had my first attempt at Tenkara today. Not wanting to commit to buying the gear without trying it first I improvised a bit. I tied a tenkara style line of my own devising. I started with a short loop of elastic, tied that to 2' of #1 fly line, then 5' of 25lb mono, ending in 3' of 2lb...
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    Streams and rivers - 2019

    Although the season has been open for a week now (Anglia), I only got an opportunity to fish for the first time today. Even then it was unexpected, so I had to rummage through my boot and throw some kit together. So off I set with a 4# 7' rod, 7# line (sink tip) and 6lb leader with a #16...
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    Winter Grayling, Romsey Avon Memorial park

    Afternoon All Can anyone in the Romsey area tell me if there is Grayling fishing available on the Test in the Memorial park during the winter? I have seen on the council website that you can get a day ticket for trout in the summer, but no mention of Grayling. I have tried ringing the council...
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    Pollution in the Gt Ouse nr Milton Keynes

    There was a pollution incident on the Great Ouse earlier this week. It was centered in the town of Brackley, between Bedford and MK, but will inevitably affect waters down stream. The BBC give the best report: Foam pollution causes River Great Ouse 'bubble bath' - BBC News But no details...
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    Teifi levels and general health

    I'm heading up to Mydroilyn (nr Cardigan Bay) on Thursday, for three days, and was hoping to get catch some wild brownies while I'm there. I'm between the Aeron and the Teifi, but I'm worried the rain will make them too high to fish. It's due to pi55 it down between now and then, but should...
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    still water fishing for smaller species 2018

    With the rivers now closed this afternoons pleasant weather saw me abandon work earlier and set out for the canal. Most of the canals near by are fairly featureless and don't fish well until the weather warms. There is, however, one set of locks that tends to yield either Perch or Roach...
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    Tying meet ups in/near Bedfordshire?

    Hi All I hope this is the correct place to ask about this. I am looking for fly tying meet ups in or around Bedfordshire. I have just started tying myself, and although I have got the hang of the basic's I am struggling to become consistent even with 'easy' patterns. I takes me about 10...
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    First ever tying attempt - found materials

    I was a bit disappointed with what Santa brought me, so I sorted a present for myself. My first ever fly tying kit. It's a basic set, as I wanted to be sure I enjoyed it before spending to much, but it seems to do the job. I bought some beads (completely the wrong size) and some olive dubbing...
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    Silver fish identification?

    Can anybody tell me what these fish are? For comparison, on the same stretch of river (Great Ouse) I've had Roach; Dace; And Chub; The fish caught today seemed reluctant to rise to a dry (although I caught one that way) and I could see them bottom feeding. The rest were taken on a...
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    Switch to dries

    So, I realise I am a bit slow catching up with everyone else, but today I switched from wet to dry flies for the first time this season. I guess it was just force of habit, I've been fishing nymphs (mainly bead heads) since the winter, I was catching fish so I just carried on. The daft thing I...
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    First few fish from rivers or streams 2017 season

    Right then, who's already been out there catching in these first few days? Anyone got any stories or pictures? I'm just back from the coast and I had no success with my fly gear there, so today was my first chance on running water. I don't want to set the bar to high, but I had a great...
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    Coarse Fish on Still Waters - Not Pike or Carp

    I'm looking to start fly fishing on still waters. I'm after silver fish. (not that I've got anything against Pike or Carp, its just that there is a lot of information about them on here already) I've had a look through old posts (inc Punt12's current one), but they don't cover the type of...
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    F&C canal, or other clear canal advice needed

    I'm looking for tips on fishing clean, still canals? At the moment I am travelling to Glasgow regularly. I have been grabbing a few hours here and there on a branch of the F&C canal, that comes right down in to the city. [/URL][/IMG] The canal here is little used by boats (if at all) and is...
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