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PostPosted: 15/03/13 18:43 
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What s the plan for the closed season / next river season then people ?

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PostPosted: 15/03/13 19:46 
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Really depends on the weather. If its anything like last spring i'll be after pike and possibly perch first off. Then over late April/May/June it will be early morning/late evening tenching, and possibly some carp fishing with a few flyfishing trips thrown in.

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PostPosted: 20/03/13 07:44 
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hopefully when the warm weather arrives i will be making some visits to jubilee lakes quite enjoy my carp fishing there expect Ray might make a few trips so we could meet up later next month if it gets warmer

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PostPosted: 20/03/13 18:09 
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Last years closed season was terrible for me.
The only Tench I caught was whilst I was carping and I didnt catch a Carp
until into the season.
I have just invested in a new Bedchair so if the weather warms up
I will be camping on either Nazeing Meads or the little known Lea Valley
police pit. There are some very big Bream in the Nazeing Meads but at
125 acres they take some finding .Its a good job they like to show themselves a bit.


Richard

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Richard Borley wrote:
Last years closed season was terrible for me.
The only Tench I caught was whilst I was carping and I didnt catch a Carp
until into the season.
I have just invested in a new Bedchair so if the weather warms up
I will be camping on either Nazeing Meads or the little known Lea Valley
police pit. There are some very big Bream in the Nazeing Meads but at
125 acres they take some finding .Its a good job they like to show themselves a bit.


Richard


Oh my god....flasher bream :eek Do they wear grubby raincoats :b

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This weather really is getting to me now this time last year I was getting a few tench , but too be fair I don't fancy sitting next to a lake in these conditions.

Does anyone know anything about Horden s mere lake on the thatcham ticket ?
I now it holds some big carp , but it s tench and bream im interested in .

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PostPosted: 26/03/13 21:19 
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I know a place with big bream:

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13lb 7oz

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PostPosted: 26/03/13 21:42 
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Crooky,

You know the rules. . . .they dont count when you aint fishing for them ;) ;)

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Shane Page wrote:
This weather really is getting to me now this time last year I was getting a few tench , but too be fair I don't fancy sitting next to a lake in these conditions.

Does anyone know anything about Horden s mere lake on the thatcham ticket ?
I now it holds some big carp , but it s tench and bream im interested in .


The best way to find out is to go and fish there for those big carp you mention Shane....then you will definitely catch the bream and tench if they are there. If you set out to catch the tench or bream, you will hook those big carp...and quite possibly get snapped up by them. Sods law mate, works every time :lol

Cheers, Dave.

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David Gauntlett wrote:
Shane Page wrote:
This weather really is getting to me now this time last year I was getting a few tench , but too be fair I don't fancy sitting next to a lake in these conditions.

Does anyone know anything about Horden s mere lake on the thatcham ticket ?
I now it holds some big carp , but it s tench and bream im interested in .


The best way to find out is to go and fish there for those big carp you mention Shane....then you will definitely catch the bream and tench if they are there. If you set out to catch the tench or bream, you will hook those big carp...and quite possibly get snapped up by them. Sods law mate, works every time :lol

Cheers, Dave.


Dave,

I feel I must refer you to my learned friends Richard's post above. Catching bream or indeed tench whilst targeting carp is indeed cheating and you should in fact cut your line at the first sign that you have a bite and the rod is not bending much!

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PostPosted: 27/03/13 09:39 
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Dave,

I feel I must refer you to my learned friends Richard's post above. Catching bream or indeed tench whilst targeting carp is indeed cheating and you should in fact cut your line at the first sign that you have a bite and the rod is not bending much!


Ah but....do barbel count if you are fishing for roach :b

I doubt many would say no to that question :lol

Cheers, Dave.

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PostPosted: 27/03/13 18:02 
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David Gauntlett wrote:

Ah but....do barbel count if you are fishing for roach :b

I doubt many would say no to that question :lol

Cheers, Dave.


Some people seem to think that they do count
I.E. if you catch a species that is larger than the one you are targetting then it
counts . . .obviously this is bo. . . cks
the other mistake people make is to tell their mates that they caught a
specimen fish whilst fishing for another species. . . very silly :nah :whistle
eh Ian . .
that is if we are still mates ;)
Rich

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So....if you don't tell anyone....it does count :eek

I will have to think about that for a while. I am sure it will work for me if I think about it long enough :

Cheers, Dave.

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I agree with you Rich, a guy was fishing for bream on the same lake last year and caught the biggest carp in there, I was quick to categorically point out that it didn't count :)

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Ian, mate ,
a nice little segway to this is in Terry Hearn's book 'Still Searching'
which I have no doubt you have read cos it has a bit about the Causeway,
home of some very big Bream ;) ;) ;) good looking ones too. .
Terry says that when he started fishing the Lea Relief Channel for Carp he
caught a big Chub and an 11lb barbel so when the next time he went Martin Bowler
asked him what he was fishing for , he replied Carp,Chub and Barbel :whistle :whistle

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Richard Borley wrote:
Ian, mate ,
a nice little segway to this is in Terry Hearn's book 'Still Searching'
which I have no doubt you have read cos it has a bit about the Causeway,
home of some very big Bream ;) ;) ;) good looking ones too. .
Terry says that when he started fishing the Lea Relief Channel for Carp he
caught a big Chub and an 11lb barbel so when the next time he went Martin Bowler
asked him what he was fishing for , he replied Carp,Chub and Barbel :whistle :whistle


Richard, I think you are spending WAY too much time alone on the bank. Once bream have started to appear 'Good Looking', it's time to go home to the missus :lol :lol

Cheers, Dave.

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