Thanks for the update Ant. I plan to fish there in two weeks time. I have always enjoyed fishing at Tenterden not least because of Barry and Audrey who must be the most charming of fishery owners I have ever met.
Still find the cage thing a bit odd though.
Awesome Roger glad my previous session gave you the heads upWhat a difference a couple of days makes. Based on Sakaruba's experience on Sunday I tied up some big orange lures before visiting Tenterden yesterday.
The wind was now blowing off the dam and the water was probably the clearest that I have ever seen it, I could actually see the bottom in 3-4' of water. Boy was that wind cold, my hands were like blocks of ice.
Started at the dam end but not a sniff so went to the other end of the lake which is much shallower but the wind was blowing in to it.
Second or third cast I had a pull on the Orange Lure followed by a fish landed on the next one. In the following half an hour or so I landed one more and hooked and lost a further four, also had several plucks and pulls then they just stopped.
I moved around a bit after this but nothing was taking. I eventually ended up back at the shallow end where I had another two takes on an orange blob.
Three other anglers stuck it out at the dam end but had no success.
As usual the fish were in excellent condition and gave a good scrap.:thumbs:
My now local pond/lake :fish2:
Had a stab the other day. Being new to this i wondered if a grenade would work better.
I am lacking in finesse.
Used to beachcasting and lobbing a large lead to 100yards with ease, lot's to learn...
Lake 1 was mostly iced over by the lodge.
Lake 2 was fine. But i lacked finesse for the sunken nature of it and maybe over-rodded for it.
Lake 3 the big one. While White Star line ships would have been safe it had icebergs floating around and edges iced up with lot's of clear patches.
The sun was out and staying in the sun ment warmth. At 3pm the Church chimes are most pleasing.
Just me, some rabbits/hares, some Herons flitting about and Buzzards, had the place to myself which was handy as casting is a work in progress. And Lake 3 is made for this.... unless you get clever, lack finesse and try the shallow end.
While trying to rescue and untangle my fly from a tree i noticed i wasn't the only one to catch a tree, so things not going so badly after all
Had a couple of pulls but no catches, but i know nothing about trout other than they are next to Salmon in Tescos.
Had a pleasant few hours with place to myself, made a cuppa in travel mug on way out at the lodge (would live in that, very nice) and then sauntered down to Tenterden Guns and Fishing for some bits. An Orvis retailer is at the other end of town with a good open selection of flys and rods too.