I managed to find a couple of hours to fish the upper Adur I visited a few days ago. I fished from noon to about half two and caught a handful of Chub, nothing more than half a pound, but they were in mint condition and full of life. I fed the swim with mashed bread with flake on a 14 hook. I like to use stale bread for the mash, I prepare it by putting a few slices in … [Read more...] about A handful of Chub
Blog - stories of my fishing trips in Sussex. Fishing for pleasure as an amateur angler on local lakes and rivers.
I like finding a new place to fish, the first thing I do is to visit the venue and survey it. I take my camera and a rod to plumb the depths and have a good look round. This is a short stretch of the river Adur which I suspect most anglers would ignore, but I've heard some good reports so worth a look. I've been told Roach of over a pound, Chub of 3lb and Pike of 6lb … [Read more...] about A new place to fish
Like everyone I know I have caught a stinking cold. I hate colds, they are such a waste of time and stop me fishing. I spent a couple of hours spinning for Perch, but no luck I just could not get into it with snot running down my top lip. … [Read more...] about I hate colds when spinning
Every autumn I look forward to a winter of Pike fishing. Today I'm checking my traces left over from last year, anything too mangled I will replace. Whenever possible I will break down the old traces and reuse the hooks, swivels etc. … [Read more...] about Looking forward to a winter of Pike fishing
I just got back from my first trip to the Arun this season Pike fishing. The stretch I fish is a tidal stretch near Pulborough and even with the tide out it's quite fast flowing. It's a very interesting part of the river with many features and changes of depth. The water is quite clear a lot of the time, so it's good for lure fishing. I started at the top end of our stretch … [Read more...] about First Pike Session