Piscatorial Quagswagging

...the diary of a specialist angler in around the Warwickshire Avon and its tributaries.

Monday 21 March 2011

Snitterfield Reservoir 20.03.11

First time I've fished Snitterfield Reservoir, only takes me 5 mins to get there too so I was looking forward to giving it a go. Anyway having a busy afternoon with the family planned, this was the scene at 6.00am

I fished a sleeper rod with a large pellet and PVA back and corn and small red hook pellets on the waggler close in. Water was chilly and literally no fish topping I had a biteless hour. Eventually caught a small roach on hook pellet. By about 10.00am it was getting busy, I blagged some maggots to see if that would help things but still hard going with only small Roach to speak of.

Had a couple of line bites on the sleep rod and that was it. Started to warm up when I left at midday so it might have fished a bit better but out of the 9 anglers there today, everyone was either blanking or catching small stuff. Still early for this sort of venue I suppose, as it's deep it takes an age to warm up. I'll certainly give it a go in another couple of months when the weed has grown and also when the fish are more active. Lovely spring morning to be out though, isn't this what fishing is all about.

Thursday 17 March 2011

A classic case…….

Of eyes bigger than its belly, a greedy little Jack Pike caught the end of last month at Wasperton. I’ve had so much success with these replicant lures, one of my favorite armories in my lure bag.

It’s finished, so I’ll start.

So the first post of my new blog and the river season has just come to a close. Been hard going since Christmas, lots of blanks, angry cormorants, massive minks and hooked fingers. To top it all I lost what would have been my biggest Barbel (Honest).  Before me and my mate Simon Champion start on the quest for specimen Barbel and Chub again I’m looking forward to giving the local lakes, pool and canals a good go. A >2.5lb Perch / Crucian carp would be nice, oh and I’ve never caught a Zander.

The fishing hasn’t been the best but I’ve had some great mornings on the bank, stuck in-front of a CAD screen for hours on end it’s the tonic us SAD sufferers need, the pictures below are from the Avon @ Wasperton, it’s a quiet stretch of the Warwickshire Avon where no boats venture.

As a member of the Leamington and Birmingham Anglers association I can walk and fish the whole length of this lovely stretch of river, from Wasperton village all the way to the weir at Hampton Lucy. Luckily for me its ten minutes down the road.

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