Piscatorial Quagswagging

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

Sunday 30 October 2011

Wasperton - 29.10.10

I'm making the most of my BAA book as I'm not renewing it next year, in addition to my Leamington Anglers Association book I'll be adding the Stratford Upon Avon book. Anyway I parked at the oak tree in Wasperton and with my pike roving gear, walked the whole stretch of the Avon right down to the Hampton Lucy Weir and back again .The River was low and clear on this lovely October morning.

With the bleeding roach attached to the wire trace at the S bend  ( shown below ) on the Leamington stretch a greedy little jack took a fancy to it. Sadly that's all I managed, but at least I didn't blank.

Stunning scenery at Wasperton and such a nice 3.8 mile walk in the fresh air , shame the fishing sometimes cannot match it

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Bleeding Roach

I found an old bleeding roach replicant lure when I was cleaning out the garage, must be an omen so I'll be down the river the weekend to put it into action, wish me luck :) I even added a frame filter for added affect.

Monday 17 October 2011

Wasperton - 16.10.2011

3 degrees when I turned up a 7.00am, this peg in the past has been good to me, in-fact caught my biggest Chub from here when there was a heavy frost on the ground. Gin clear didn't help but lets just say, with my friend Simon in the next peg and with 4 rods out, 2 with maggot the others with meat or pellet, in 5 hours we didn't even have a bite. I've had nearly 40lb of Chub here before where most of them were over 4lb.

Wasperton can be like that, I've blanked at Wasperton more than anywhere else, it always fishes far better with some colour in the water but hey, that's fishing. What a lovely morning to be out though.

Dusk and an hour into dark has always been the most productive but I do like the winter mornings as I often walk the whole LAA and BAA stretch lure fishing for Pike, I rarely see another soul and it helps there isn't any boat traffic. I've seen bats, snakes, owls, kingfishers, woodpeckers and mink.

Change of subject but I've had some new boots fitted to the Subaru Forester so it's now ready for the winter and the damp and mucky river banks :)

Monday 3 October 2011

Villamoura, Portugal - 28.09.11

Was away on a family Villa Holiday near Villamoura, so had a few hours reef fishing away from the kids with the father-in-law. Simple paternoster set-up with squid as bait and fished 18 / 19 metres deep.

4 others on the boat and it was hard going, as soon as the bait hit the reef unless you had a proper bite within a few seconds the bait was nibbled away by the small fish. Biggest fish caught turned out to be the skippers dinner, a nice trigger fish.

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