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Bristol Water Reservoirs - 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you had a great couple of hours Andrew Smile Alan and myself failed to even get a tug today Embarassed we tried most methods and in most areas of one and two.... only heard of one fish being caught and I only saw one chap manage to lose a very small rainbow of about 10oz.... Disappointing last session but nice to be out and always a pleasure to fish with Alan... Good to see Brownsville late on out with his camera instead of a fishing rod. Not as many on the Tanks as I thought there maybe giving it was last day.
Hope No3 opens next year? Any clues from BWs insiders?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No time to fish today, but chores done by mid-afternoon and the light streaming in, thought I'd have a look at the tanks.


































While searching for the 'arty' shot a weary angler hove into view...






...who led me to another one.





Cheers gents.



Another season over, and a very memorable one.





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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was indeed a very 'weary angler' after today when Ian and I became the 'Blank Brothers' again. Rolling Eyes Laughing

As Mike's pictures show it was very bright today and although it was a great day to be outdoors , the fishing was as hard as nails. Sad I counted 10 anglers on both Tanks including a couple of Mousers on No.1 but I only heard of 2 fish being caught all day, but that's fishing for you. Smile

Well that's it for the BW reservoirs until March next year. Lets hope the lakes fill up over the winter and the weather isn't cold enough to inhibit the growth rates of next seasons stockfish so we can all look forward to another cracking season in 2014. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlucky guys what a difference a day makes,. Looking forward to next season already and really would be nice to get tank 3 back in service she has been missed.

cheers mike
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opening day and ticket prices for 2014 season can be found here ... http://www.bristolwaterfisheries.co.uk/news/information-for-season-2014/

Looks like the new quota system for season ticket holders won't apply to any fish caught from a boat. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas to all forumites and BW regulars. What a great season 2013 was - here's hoping 2014 will be even better.

With the mild start to the winter I'm sure the triploids in the stew ponds are attaining unprecedented size and weight Very Happy

And speaking of lunkers, I wonder if there are any big brownies left in Tank 3 waiting for us? I can't wait to find out Smile

And with the rain lashing the windows as I type this, I'm sure levels will be back to 100% by season start.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Dave, it is pretty nasty out side at the moment. Sad

Looking back it was a classic season and I think this pic of Ian (Bovver) during a Sunrise boat I shared with him in June sums it up perfectly for me. Good company both on the bank and in the boat and the hardest fighting trout I have ever set a hook in ...



Happy days. Cool

I attended the hatchery visit last weekend where Alan and Tony told us the fish are growing on well and they also have a number of Browns for an April stocking that will be in excess of two pounds. All Rainbows will be triploid next season which should make for better early and late fishing and of course Barrow No.3 will be back online with, I hope, a few surprises in store! Very Happy

Wishing everyone a great festive season and tightlines in the New Year. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really looking forward to getting out on the water again next year guys & it sounds like there's a LOT to look forward to.

Very best wishes to all forumite's & try not to get to "refreshed" over the break.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a walk along Butcombe this afternoon. Lake is about three or four off top level already.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

counting down the days til opening session on the Tanks.......


and if I were the type to make news years resolutions?
1. keep a fishing diary.
2. take more photos.
3. go fishing more.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BristolFlyer wrote:
I took a walk along Butcombe this afternoon. Lake is about three or four off top level already.


I had a look at Chew this afternoon and found a similar water level. I must admit I was rather surprised the level wasn't higher given that we've had above average rainfall over the last 3 months.

Chew at the dam ...



and looking across to Bob's House in Herons ...



Roll on opening day! Very Happy

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