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Re: Snigging

Post by davelumb » Mon Jul 27 2020 20:43

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I had a few hours until just past midnight last week. A few takes/runs to squid for one bumped snig. It went cold so I packed up. Coming warmer later in the week so I'll try again.
Hopefully the water temps will rise and spur them into feeding,I'll be giving it another go Friday or Saturday night.Do you find they feed in a certain time frame on your water Dave? Seems that 10.45 - 11.45 is the best period on the one I'm fishing.
Takes usually start from dusk onwards - a little before sunset. After one o'clock or thereabouts it goes quiet - if I haven't gone home by then!

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Post by davelumb » Fri Jul 31 2020 09:00

Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

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Re: Snigging

Post by Stewlaws » Fri Jul 31 2020 16:30

davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery

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Re: Snigging

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Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.

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Re: Snigging

Post by Stewlaws » Fri Jul 31 2020 16:53

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Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
Freudian slip there Mr lumb or is a shacking up on a swim between these 2, spurred on by the Chrisdonna thread on sexual orientation found fruition.

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Re: Snigging

Post by davelumb » Fri Jul 31 2020 17:21

More thinking of genetically engineering a Kevnev hybrid! :afraid: :afraid: :afraid:

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Re: Snigging

Post by Mattjb » Fri Jul 31 2020 18:27

davelumb wrote:
Stewlaws wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
The lake I'm fishing is further away from the tidal reaches of river but nearish to the river.
Apart from the first night I fished it I'm lucky to get one take a night. Overall about a 50% conversation rate I'd guess. High average size though at just under 4lb so far.
I'm off out for another go tonight,decent conditions so who knows?!

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Re: Snigging

Post by davelumb » Fri Jul 31 2020 18:31

Mattjb wrote:
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Stewlaws wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
The lake I'm fishing is further away from the tidal reaches of river but nearish to the river.
Apart from the first night I fished it I'm lucky to get one take a night. Overall about a 50% conversation rate I'd guess. High average size though at just under 4lb so far.
I'm off out for another go tonight,decent conditions so who knows?!
I hate you! :laughs:

My pit is connected to the tidal direct. :sad:

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Re: Snigging

Post by Stewlaws » Fri Jul 31 2020 18:49

Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Stewlaws wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
The lake I'm fishing is further away from the tidal reaches of river but nearish to the river.
Apart from the first night I fished it I'm lucky to get one take a night. Overall about a 50% conversation rate I'd guess. High average size though at just under 4lb so far.
I'm off out for another go tonight,decent conditions so who knows?!
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That's a stamp of eel Matt... What baits are you fishing on now?

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Re: Snigging

Post by Mattjb » Fri Jul 31 2020 20:50

Stewlaws wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Stewlaws wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
The lake I'm fishing is further away from the tidal reaches of river but nearish to the river.
Apart from the first night I fished it I'm lucky to get one take a night. Overall about a 50% conversation rate I'd guess. High average size though at just under 4lb so far.
I'm off out for another go tonight,decent conditions so who knows?!
[/quote

That's a stamp of eel Matt... What baits are you fishing on now?
Rudd heads mainly but I have had a couple on trout strip. I'm going to try a popped up live on one rod tonight , one on Rudd head and either a raw King prawn or squid on the margin rod.

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Re: Snigging

Post by Mattjb » Fri Jul 31 2020 21:22

That was supposed to be conversion rate not conversation rate in my earlier post! I haven't started to talk to any yet though I have been swearing at a few!

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Re: Snigging

Post by Mattjb » Sat Aug 01 2020 06:42

davelumb wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Stewlaws wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
The lake I'm fishing is further away from the tidal reaches of river but nearish to the river.
Apart from the first night I fished it I'm lucky to get one take a night. Overall about a 50% conversation rate I'd guess. High average size though at just under 4lb so far.
I'm off out for another go tonight,decent conditions so who knows?!
I hate you! :laughs:

My pit is connected to the tidal direct. :sad:
Don't worry Dave, I blanked again!

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Re: Snigging

Post by davelumb » Sat Aug 01 2020 08:00

Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Stewlaws wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Shock, horror. :afraid:

Managed to hook and land an eel last night. All 2lb of it! :laughs:

Missed al the takes on off bottom worms, caught on legered squid section. Packed up at half past midnight when takes seemed to have dried up.

On the drains Dave I've taken all my eels after midnight ledgered roach heads , usually fish for bait then alarms on and sit back ... Was on the well known tidal river renowned for elver fishing and my friend who lives a stone throw said during elver season it is like Piccadilly Circus for traffic and people on the bank in darkness ... I'm sure poached to buggery
Strange critters, eels. When I had some gudgeon the other year they were straight on to them when other baits were out. Squid has produced a similar response.

It's weird how they can switch off though. Take after take every few minutes for a couple of hours then then nowt.

I tend to think that the waters I fish being close or connected to the tidal reaches of a river means there are lots of bootlaces - hence my frustration with loads of missed takes.

Further inland eel populations being more likely to have a different balance of sizes with bootlaces being less evident. Be interesting to hear how the pits along the tidal river near Kev/Nev fish for eels.
The lake I'm fishing is further away from the tidal reaches of river but nearish to the river.
Apart from the first night I fished it I'm lucky to get one take a night. Overall about a 50% conversation rate I'd guess. High average size though at just under 4lb so far.
I'm off out for another go tonight,decent conditions so who knows?!
I hate you! :laughs:

My pit is connected to the tidal direct. :sad:
Don't worry Dave, I blanked again!
Bloody eels! :giggle:

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