April for me is Carp fishing month, I like to go this time of year as the waters are still quiet. I noticed from my clubs catch reports that April often produces a few good Carp as they start to recover from the winter. It is a bit hit and miss, but on the right day it can be good fishing. … [Read more...] about April Carp Fishing
Blog - stories of my fishing trips in Sussex. Fishing for pleasure as an amateur angler on local lakes and rivers.
A blank day may seem a waste of time, but they don't need to be. I spent a few hours on the river Adur this morning trying to catch a Pike, but failed. This is not the first time I have blanked there and I have no doubt it won't be the last. I tried spinning, a lure and wobbling without so much as a knock or follow, in fact there was little movement anywhere. … [Read more...] about Blank day Pike fishing
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
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