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  1. Fished grafham last Tuesday 2nd June . Which was opening day after lockdown had a cracking day with my dad we had 19 trout to the boat from 2.5lb to 5lb all around north shore to the boils by the damn . Diawl Bach and blobs accounted for a few but the hothead damsel turned out the winner with 14 fish on a di5 sweep ripped back just under the service . The quality of the fish is second to none and nice to see well grown on fish that have clearly thrived in grafham rich waters under lockdown and packed on a bit of weight . Can’t compare to fighting quality to anything else . League of their own .
  2. Fished chigborough again yesterday. Tough going was rammed when me and my girlfriend arrived at midday . Had to fish into the strong wind for the first hour or so but by 2.30pm we practically had home water to ourselves. Had a strange day fish were plucking once at size 14 cormorants twiddle back but that was all . Had two comorants ripped off which I've never had before and lost 2 fish . My girlfriend took the first fish to a hit ***** buzzer under the bung and was starting to get some takes though hitting them seemed difficult for her. I finally managed a fish on size 14 pink cormorant and then all went hard again apart from a few missed takes didn't get another fish till the very last cast of the day when I took a rainbow to a damsel under the bung . I don't like fishing the bung myself just find it soo boring but when needs must !
  3. You have to go onto their website and book online . Card only can't do cash when you get there . It is rook hall especially for some.reason even though its the smaller one ? They're allowing 30 people a day and I would say 20 of them were on the smaller lake . Though most people left by 2.30pm
  4. Fished chigborough yesterday with my dad . Turned up to bright conditions and a bit of a wind. Was testing out my new 5 weight which didn't like being pushed into the wind . Started off with a washing line set up. Size 14 hothead diawl bach , size 12 cruncher and fab on point after a hour my dad was the first to pick up a trout on a blob . Then 10 minutes later I took one on the diawl bach . Then as the heat of the day increased and the wind picked up it got a lot harder . Was quite a lot of people fishing as well so was hard to find a spot that had been rested a while . After getting fed up of trying to cast into the wind for 2 hours we moved round with the wind on our back and first cast I missed a solid tug and my dad landed 1 and lost one to a bloodworm like fly I had tied . Then I picked up my second and my 3rd to the fab and a size 14 black cormorant. My dad also picked up another fish one a pink blob . I then switched to the hoverer line and moved spots and hooked 3 fish in 4 casts losing one of them. Took a few more there biggest 3.5lbs and my dad took another to the bloodworm. In total I landed 8 and lost one and my dad landed 4 and lost 4 . A very enjoyable day tough to start with but turned out good . Was nice to be back on the water
  5. Damn auto correct haha hoverer line! Yes it's for the best really. Such a shame I had promised myslef I would fish much more regularly this year and was doing so well and had been out that last 4 week's in a row and Grafham was just starting to turn on😭😭😭
  6. Fished chigborough yesterday with the girlfriend. Had a great day on the bigger lake fished 3 hours landed 10 , lost 5 missed countless takes ! Mini black lures, blob and crunchers doing the damage! Was windy but a beautiful day to be out fishing.
  7. Well fished Grafham yesterday which was more like the north sea . Blowing a gale and pouring with rain and it's the first time out on a boat i have ever actually felt sea sick which was a first for me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ we headed over to the north shore but it was far to windy to fish even with the drogue out so headed to the south shore for some shelter. Had a fish follow and my boat partner lost one . Him fishing a di3 with a snake and me fishing a di5 sweep with a tadpole. Eventually the wind dropped enough for us to venture back to the north shore. We're eventually we found some fish . I took 5 to the washing line on a Hoover line 4 took the blob booby on point and one took a size 12 black buzzer which made my day nice overwintered fish just going over 3lb . My friend took 3 fish one about 3.5lb all to a black snake. So in the end 8 to the boat which considering the weather I didn't think was a bad result for us
  8. That is a truly beautiful place to spend a days fishing πŸ‘πŸŸ
  9. What length leader do you fish ? If you struggle maybe just a 12 foot leader with 2 flies spaced 6 feet apart ? Or have a lesson with a casting instructor? I self taught myslef to cast and after much practice over the years can manage a 22 foot leader with 4 flies if I need to if the fish are deep and I want to reach them with buzzers but generally stick to 18foot with 3 flies
  10. It's strange sometimes but that's fishing . I will stick to my reseviors fishing. Fishing Grafham Sunday so will be happier drifting on a boat fishing with a team of flies rather then just a single one .
  11. The big fish lake. It's about a 2 and a quarter hour drive for us so though we might as well try for a big one . Normally we don't fish places . Reseviors are my norm
  12. Well I blanked πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ I tried everything I fished from floater to a di5 , tried each line 4 times, went up and down the water level, slow retrieve , fast retrieve , roly poly, nymphs , buzzers, snakes , lures everything. Think I tried 50 flies in total . Had 2 pulls and 2 follows all day . One follow was a biggie at least double figure I would say who opened its mouth at my fly then turned away last second . I did manage about a 8oz pike though πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ my dad had 4 . 1 to drifting mini lures under the bung and 1 to dead drifting a lure without the bung and 2 to pulling . One was on his last cast of the day reeling in and he caught a 12lb 2oz rainbow
  13. Well was windy down at chigborough this morning started off on the bigger lake (home water ) . I started off with a floater with a blob on point as a attractor and a buzzer on the dropper and my girlfriend started with a Hoover line and a small blue damsel first 20 minutes produced nothing. So I switched to the Hoover line and my girlfriend went to the bung with a buzzer. Another 30 minutes and nothing counting down flies and not a touch. With nothing risings went to a.di3 and second cast first fish of the day in the bag, had several more nips and tugs but was another hour and several spot changes before I finally managed to get another 2 on the di3 . My girlfriend lost one then landed one on the tungsten headed damsel then quiet again had some follows but finally managed one more to a buzzer . So not bad few hours 5 fish landed 2 lost and several tugs and pulls
  14. Heading to chigborough again Sunday and Lechlade next Wednesday will post results on here 😁 feels good to be out again
  15. I’m on the Essex/Herts border
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