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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Chew Valley Water Friday 30th March Reply with quote

I spoke with John Horsey this morning at around 11.00am, whilst he was on the water and in the process of clonking his seventh fish. His boat partner was also playing a fish at the time and already had several prior as well.

Method was floating line and Diawl Bachs only, no changes to line or flies.

Many fish around the 3lb mark, very fit and stuffed full of Bloodworm.

Hope this is of use to you Wurzels.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stewart:

As you will have no doubt read in our threads, us 'Wurzels' have had a pretty good start to the season down here.

Apart from good catches from all the Bristol Waters the size of fish is perhaps the most encouraging.

Allrounder. Trout, WCB and myself have all had P.B's within the first week of the season Laughing

Long may it continue.

As a matter of interest the fish at Chew , for whatever reason seem to be more inclined to take imitative patterns fished

on floaters. Whereas up until this week anyway, the Blagdon fish have been hard on the bottom, feeding on Bloodworm no

doubt as well but 'Avin' Boobies.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers pp. must get over to chew somtime again.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big were the eyes on those 'Diawl Bachs'? Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought order of the day Boobies myself AR but then again, JH is a nympher at heart and loves his floater and DBs.

Mind you, that man can catch on anything, he is a pure fish monger, incredible angler.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would have thought order of the day Boobies myself AR but then again, JH is a nympher at heart and loves his floater and DBs.

Mind you, that man can catch on anything, he is a pure fish monger, incredible angler.

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Hate to disillusion you PP, but it is clear you haven't read his article on Chew in this months issue of Trout and Salmon Wink

I quote....

'Having stressed the importance of dull flies for early season, I have to admit that the infamous Orange Blob is my favourite top dropper lure. Years ago I would have used the marabou winged Orange Jaffa but the Blob beats this out of sight'.

If CB ever reads this then I've lost my boat partner for good! Sad Sad Laughing

In fairness, JH does wax lyrical about buzzers and Diawl Bachs too but he also adds a lovely anecdote about fishing an opening day on Blagdon with nymphs on a floating line. After two hours he was heading for a blank until he joined the others around him with lures on a sinking line and found that the fish were in front of him all along.

His verdict? 'Give the fish what they want - not what you want them to have'.

Amen to that! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would have thought order of the day Boobies myself AR but then again, JH is a nympher at heart and loves his floater and DBs.

Mind you, that man can catch on anything, he is a pure fish monger, incredible angler.

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If CB ever reads this then I've lost my boat partner for good! Sad Sad Laughing

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No worries Mate, I'm limbering up already for Wimbleball Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an addendum - I tried kicking off with nymphs on opening day at Bewl. Managed a nice perch, but the trout just were not having it. I didn't manage to hold out for two hours... but as soon as I switched to lures - bingo! Gutted and chuffed all at once so I was! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well lads, am under no illusion whatsoever, it would certainly appear the fish were on the nymphs up your way yesterday, a very good sign is that so early in the season.

Weirdly enough, Toby mentiod this article to me on the chat yesterday afternoon, haven't had the chance to see it myself yet as am still waiting for mine to come through the post. Maybe today.

JH did a DB article I think around two years ago, so will be interesting to compare the two. Am gonna go and dig out the other one from my mag archive.

I much prefer to fish the nymphs and buzzers myself, however if the fish aren't having it, then out come the blobs and boobies, no danger.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again to be fair, JH admits that his boat partners nymph approach 'totally outfished my lure approach' on the day so there is no need to abandon your nymphs, PP. Very Happy

Apparently the article refers to a trip last April so I'm astonished they even got a pull at Chew, let alone caught any fish! Shock

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Southern League match on the 19th at Chew so this lot has given me something to go on! Cheers fellas!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck with your match on the 19th Grant Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers C.B,
The following month 10th of May it's Bewl so I'll be hassling fore more advice after the 19th LOL Razz

Popping up to Meon Springs this afternoon as my Orvis net has arrived! Very Happy
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