The view from the swim – ThorneyWeir

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Just off to thorneyweir for a few days. I much prefer fishing midweek so as i had the chance (thanks Una) i thought i would grab it with both hands. There are (or were) fish over at least 1 rod so i am hoping for my 1st thorney carp soonish. If i manage to winkle one out i will drop a message here.

Actually, hold the presses, a pike just hammered some poor roach right in my swim. At least something likes my bait.

Brett Island in the spring

Well just back from a 2 day blank on the Mets where I had my very own island for the weekend. The only other place where you can get a private  island with 2 swims for the price of a season ticket to the Thorney Weir / Mets complex ? yep it is Necker island, and it is a little bit pricier but the weather is better 🙂 Anyway I decided to ensconce myself on the island as it gave me perfect access to the lightning tree. Continue reading “Brett Island in the spring”

Pike success from the Mets and a tip for carp anglers

Well it has been a white n coming but I finally felt that I was at home around the Mets. I have been a member of the Mets / Thorney complex for a year and apart from taking some nice photo’s of the place I have not done a lot else. well that changed this weekend. I decided that after I had dropped my wife off at Heathrow I would pop down for a couple of hours with the lure rod to see what was up. Continue reading “Pike success from the Mets and a tip for carp anglers”

Piking on Thorney / Carping on the Lizard complex

Just a quick post update about 2 sessions on the Thorney-Weir and Lizard complexes. One was for pike and was a blank and one for carp ( which was also a blank) but strangely the largest pike came on the carp session… sadly not to us but it was a fine picture all the same and shows that there are big pike in Lizard 2 ( see later).

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Session report – Teddington Weir / Lock

Recently I popped up to the tidal Thames at Teddington for a session with Richard Crimp and one of his friends. I has been encouraged to fish the Thames when I looked into the Thames Anglers Conservancy website and forum. The chosen section was at Teddington Lock and when I arrived I could see that it was popular with anglers with many already setup on the island in the choicest swims. Even through the best angling is to be had at high tide when the river flow slows to a crawl, anglers were there in numbers several hours before this.

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Thorney Weir Pike

As some of you know I have been lurking at Thorney Weir quite a but this year for very little results (which will change next year… I will get a  30 out of there), so as it is winter and the pike season is in full swing I thought I would give it a crack for pike. I had been fishing the river Colne that runs between Thorney Weir and the Mets lake for a few weeks but with the ice levels receding on the main Thorney Weir lake I thought I would also give that a go as there are several likely looking areas.

Thorney Weir road bank full

Anyway arriving at Thorney a little later than planned I was surprised to see the road bank completely full. Not sure why people were fishing this side as I would have been at the other end ( which is what the bailiff did) as that would have given the best chance of a fish (IMHO) but I suspect many of them just wanted to get out and go fishing with the minimum amount of hassle.

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