Dave Horton wrote: ↑Yes, a few, both seen, and unseen still haunt me too mate...Mark_Houghton wrote: ↑I know what you mean Mark, I'm still haunted by several fish that just plodded on a long line and came adrift after longer than usual!Dave Horton wrote: ↑I dont know whats worse, losing a fish you didnt see and wondering how big it really was, or seeing its big and losing it....sickener Dave, but at least you know where they are nowAlan_dalton wrote: ↑These things don't quite muster the feelings of despair they once did, Al.Dave Horton wrote: ↑That's got to be gutting!Monts wrote: ↑Well I hope you do better than me? I kicked myself up the ar$e and actually went this afternoon. I Paddled the Yak to a spot off the beaten track for the last couple of hours of light. Lip hooked Roach on a size 4 circle (I'm experimenting) under a bobber type float, was dropped in several likely looking spots before I had my first take. Typical Pike take resulted in a Jack of about a pound just holding on to the bait right until I got it to the net. Even as I played this Pike I started developing plans for it! So, quickly, plopped a fresh bait back in the same area. Within minutes it was taken again in an identical looking take? Convinced it was the little Pike and knowing that I was using a circle hook I left the take (what to me, a circles novice) an uncomfortable amount of time before gently winding down. A healthy curve formed in the rod and the Yak even rotated a good deal towards what suddenly felt like a good Perch? Sure enough an absolute clonker of a Perch appeared out of the gloom and I could see that it was hooked right in the scissor but was only attached by a thin membrane. I foolishly eased off a bit and it powered down out of sight before the line went slack and it was gone. The stretch of river rarely does anything over 4lbs 8 oz but this fish really did look 4ish and would have made me smile good and proper!Yep pleased with that one Dave, off down the river shortly and see if I can grab another couple.
(I'll have to go back now face)
(But I did manage to throw a few fcuks at myself face)
(A 40 got caught along the bank from me a few hours later on one of those occasions face)
If you want to discuss Catfish, Perch, Zander, Ferox Trout or Eels, this is the place for you
- Posts: 776
- Joined: Mon Nov 06 2017 15:05