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Chew Croc hunt 26/9/17

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Chew Croc hunt 26/9/17 Reply with quote

Tony Lakefisher and I had another session on Chew today. Conditions seemed promising with an overcast sky, reasonable clarity at 3 -4 feet and a light breeze to move the boat but unfortunately the girls didn't want to play.

Towards the end of the session I tried pulling a 2/0 Sparkler lure back quickly in the hope of enticing a Brownie or a Perch but all I got for my trouble were 4 of the smallest Pike I have ever caught on Chew. If I was lucky they might have made 3lb - combined!! Laughing

After Tony left early to avoid the Bristol traffic I went back out by the Sailing Club after Perch but they were hopelessly overgunned by the #10 and the wire trace. I just wished I had taken my #6, the fast sinker and a flybox full of Minkies and boobies with me. Nevertheless I had this little one first cast ....


... but that was it so I packed up at around 6.30pm.

Back in the car park it seemed that it had been a tough day although most had caught a decent Jack or two and one or two better Perch had also come to the net. It was also good to meet Drynet from the forum and I was pleased to hear he did better than us on the day! Very Happy

Not many out today - possibly 5 or 6 boats - and most seemed to be pike fly fishers.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good report on a pretty tough day Alan, the girls definitely not in the mood to play.

Two short hard taps was all I managed today - and I'm not even totally convinced they came from Pike Rolling Eyes

Here's a few shots of Alans tiddlers - just to prove he wasn't kidding regarding size Laughing







Had a few words with John Horsey as I left - appears he has not been finding the fly piking easy either
Nice to meet up with Tony(drynet) again. Very Happy

Till the next Hunt ....... Tony Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Chew Reply with quote

Good afternoon fellas, it was nice to meet you both last Monday, just a shame that nothing substantial decided to pop out.

I fished until Thursday so effectively did 4 full days.

As Allrounder has already stated, Monday produced just 2 jacks but pricked 6 other fish.

Tuesday produced 2 fish - biggest 8lbs. The other fish was caught on the JH Special that Lakefisher kindly gave me. One other pricked fish that day.

Wednesday produced around 40 perch - best going 1lbs.4oz. Unfortunately, also lost a similar number. Used around 10 different flies throughout the day swapping and changing colour variations. Not a single pike showed itself.

Thursday produced 3 jacks and 7 pricked fish.

All in all, lots of fish, however nothing substantial.

During the course of the 4 days the biggest fish I had heard of reported was a 12lbs 4oz pike and an exceptional 4lbs 1oz perch.

This now brings to a conclusion my Chew fly fishing for the year.

Regards.
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