Ok something that sponsored anglers never admit is the number of blank sessions that they endure. Sometimes a blank isn’t an issue and you learn something new. The other day I had a blank that was outstanding in its banality. Nothing was moving, nothing was feeding, it was as if the lake was devoid of fish. Of course I brought it on myself by attempting to film the entire session with the gopro… Either that or we had a sudden cold snap that put icy lids on many lakes that put the fish back onto hibernation.
I tried everything I could think of, different lure colours, depths, speeds of retrieve. Nothing worked and depressingly I didn’t even get a follow. Even. Normally productive snag was lifeless and barren.
Still at least I got some exercise around a very quiet Thorneyweir 😀
well whilst I appreciate its been 7 years since the last post, i thought that I would make my posts like buses… wait 7 years and then 2 come at once. Here is a quick video i took when i had 2 hrs spare in early January at an undisclosed location. The pike weren’t really playing ball, the lakes were flooded and the river unfishable due to heavy rain and snow. Still I managed to winkle one out on a rubber shad.
Well recently I haven’t been able to get out much which is really frustrating hence there has been a hiatus on this blog ( have just realized its been 7 years since I posted a blog… wow). One of the places I have been fishing is strictly no publicity hence there haven’t been many updates however i thought I would put up this video I made at Thorney Weir. No real pike to speak of but it was an entertaining walk around the lake complex.
Another quick video in the setting sun
I will try to get some of the drone footage I have taken of some of the lakes up as well soon
well it is the 3rd of March and that means for most of us that the pike season ended 3 days ago. Sad really that we have abandoned closed seasons on most waters in the UK ( though not in Norfolk) but we still cling to this antiquated idea that October – March is the pike season.I think some lobbying of my local water owners may be needed.
Anyway it is time to unload the lure kit out of the car and any quick sessions will now require a whole load more planning to sure that bait is fresh before setting out. One of the huge advantages of pike fishing is that you can just “grab and go” as lures are always ready.
Now on with the carp campaign 2011, hopefully it will be better than the carp campaign 2010 as the UK has not been kind to me yet fishing wise.
So what are you favourite rubber shads ? I have to say that some lures are so beautiful it seems to be almost sacrilege to cast them into the water.Whether it be for pike, zander or for the humble perch noting beats the sensation of a lure caught fish. The sudden jerk, the feeling that the lure has become alive and the fact that you don’t need to store them in the freezer 🙂 I love lure fishing, it was what got be back into fishing after a long break, bored in Arva ( Ireland) I bought a fishing rod, a reel and some lures not really expecting to catch. Well a few jacks later from Doogra lake and I was hooked again ! the rest as they say is history. Continue reading “Favourite rubber shad ?”