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Bristol Water Reservoirs - 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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seems that the Barrows are the best option from the bank?


Not always. Chew bank was very good most of the year as was Blagdon at times. You will however need waders for Chew/Blagdon as others fishing will wade past you if you are on the bank. You do not at the Barrows as you can not wade.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again chaps!

We unfortunately don't have waders, so the Barrows it is! I suppose an odd trip to Chew/Blagdon wouldn't hurt anyway Wink

I can't wait for March now!

Thanks for all your help,

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys, I've got another few questions...

I've got a spare 6# reel with floating and intermediate lines I was going to let me friend use, so he could put his money into buying a bit nicer rod for now. Will a 6# be suitable for fishing the BW reservoirs? Personally I always preferred a 6#, only upping to a 7# for pulling teams of lures on di7s from boats. But obviously I want to get him fixed up with suitable gear!

Also, is a floating line and intermediate enough for him to get started with or is a di3 (or heavier) required?

Thanks again!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 weight is fine. I use a 5 weight most of the time as do a number of others. Floating and inter ok to start with. Just have to wait a little longer to sink the flies at times.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's wonderful, thanks again Mark! I thought perhaps a 6# would be more versatile for him if he decides to dabble on other waters as well Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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6 weight is fine. I use a 5 weight most of the time as do a number of others.


Good advice from Mark. Cool

I have found a DI3 or faster useful in the first couple of weeks of the season on the Tanks but that may be overcomplicating things for now. Stick to the floater and intermediate and you won't go far wrong. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alan,

He's bought himself a nice little 6# Greys GS, so he's all set to go now, I'll just tie up a few flies (getting some ideas from reading this thread Wink ) for us both and hopefully we'll bag a few come March!

That's probably sensible, floater and intermediate will be easier for him to start with!

Many thanks for all your help, it's greatly appreciated! I'm really excited to get back out with the fly rod once again!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oli, buzzers, change the colour and one or two with a gold head. Gold head very good for the tanks. 12's through to 16's





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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mark! I'll start tying up buzzers & DBs in a few different colours.

Those 4 buzzers at the bottom look awesome by the way Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The similarity between the natural buzzers in the top pic and the imitations, particularly the wing cases on the buzzers in the bottom pic, is pretty amazing. Shock

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes those buzzers do look very nice Mark, Looking at the map that the flies are on i see bells bush has anyone ever fished there from the bank ? cant remember anybody reporting from that spot drove past it several times last season and was tempted but drove on to fis h more well known places. well done everyone who made the conclave at Burton springs sounds like a very nice day,i had a few hours fishing the bristol channel today had a couple of whitting(small) not been fishing great of late apparently to much fresh water around seemed to be the biggest problem.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many Cod been coming out Mike?.Fresh water into the channel usually poor fishing.Use to fish Battery point a lot a few years back Cool Steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve not many at all generally very poor, few reported from berrow beach. Spoke to mate on friday who has a boat in the river told me that even commercial boys are struggling at the moment but still plenty of whiting and dabs about.

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Cheers Mike 8)Tight lines.Steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swampydick wrote:
bells bush has anyone ever fished there from the bank ? cant remember anybody reporting from that spot


Hi Mike,
fished bells early on, it's good till the weed comes up. Held fish most of this summer form the boats but I think it just weeds up too much if the water is not falling any.
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