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ANGLING: Enjoy it while the fish are munching
12:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in Sport
What is happening to the Thames – the fishing is getting better and better!
Everywhere I fish I’m catching roach and their getting bigger.
I’ve had fish up to 1lb 8oz – and I will put my head on the block and predict two-pounders this winter if the weather is kind.
In my last two sessions, I’ve caught 77lb of roach (23 more than a pound ) all on hemp and tares fished mid river with the waggler or on the pole.
I do find the pole a more precise way of feeding the hemp and it concentrates the shoal more which makes for faster fishing.
With all this excellent river fishing I wonder if the predators will get better as it gets colder. I hope so.
I spent an enjoyable evening at the Pike Anglers Club’s (PAC) Oxford branch’s meeting at Oxford City FC.
The speaker was Chris Lebrant, president of the PAC and the Lure Angling Society.
He held the audience spellbound with his knowledge of all things ‘piky’.
His chapter on the River Severn and its tributaries around Tewksbury and understanding how to fish the the tidal waters and the Severn Bore was really interesting .
Towards the end, he talked of how he fishes for zander with a heavy quiver tip rod and two three inch dead baits –just like you would for chub and barbel.
Striking on all indications sounds like good fun to me. So get that rod out and have a fish for whatever you fancy because all fish will be having a munch over the next six weeks.
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