Friday, 30 December 2011

We laugh in the face of Hurricanes!

Tornado Twins; When the going get's tough..........The tough get their rods out! lol

Festive cheer for the Tornado Twins

Mally has knicknamed me and Paul 'The Gwyniad' Gratton as the 'Tornado Twins' after a blustery days fishing with 'Womble' the other week. But after my intentions to return to that exposed location yesterday and claiming to 'Laugh in the face of Hurricanes' and then ended up on the Dee; Mally duly took the piss!
The decision to switch to the Dee was not just a case of bottling the wind at the other venue, Paul had been on a reconnaissence mission and judged that although the Dee level was high the clarity was good. So it was an early start to beat others to the desired pegs. Followed by a good old natter in the dark and a fry up and a super sausage sandwich. My compliments to the chef!

Paul's research and shout to switch plans paid off. Early on we both banked doubles; Paul had a superb looking 15lb 2oz fish that was as fat as a pig(Photo to follow when i get the picture via e-mail). As soon as that fish was weighed and photographed and tenderly returned my right hand bung obliged and shot off into the middle of the river. A hard fighting typical Dee double of exactly 12lb came to the net. I managed a Jack shortly after of around 5lb and later on added another fish of 12lb 4oz to round off a super bit of festive fishing fun.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Xmas Pike for Mally

A couple of xmas presents pictured above that didn't need wrapping.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Just got to give a plug for in Brentwood, Essex. I have just received an order for Lamprey, Pollen and a few Blueys. The bait arrived in super condition and are great quality. I also ordered some of their winterised fish oils which are superb quality and very reasonably priced; starting at £2.28 for 250mls. The chap in charge Graham Gurton is very helpful too. Tel 01277 811903

Monday, 19 December 2011

Are pikers crazy?

Some days we consider staying at home when the weather forecast suggests we should. But Pikers are crazy; Well Womble, myself and Paul 'The Gwyniad' Gratton certainly are. The video clip above shows the conditions last Tuesday we endured on a lake that at times resembled the North Sea.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mally and Two-Tone

Mally had a few bends in his rod again Sunday and this two-toned fish being the best at over 17lb. Well done that man!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Pike virgins catch first time out!

Bit of guiding on the Dee last week saw my taxi driving buddies Wes and Wayne catch their first Esox.......Happy Boys!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Wet and wild

I have just returned from my favourite perch lake in Scotland.Despite having to battle rain, hail ,sleet, snow and falling water temp. In true tradition my brother pull on a daft hat climbed on board the Fury and within an hour was holding a new pb perch of 3lb 2oz. Top stripy bro.