March 2012

  1. Daves Dozen, Bristol Docks 22/3/12

    The docks are starting to fish consistently well at the moment, steady warm water temperatures have meant that the skimmers are well 'on'. Thursday evenings match was fished at Welsh Back and Police Launch reaches. The docks are being dredged at the moment so the water is very coloured and at times it pulls fast towards the sea as silty...
  2. Semi Final Practice Weekend

    Saturday we had a team line up on the the Competition reach, this was our last and for some of us, the only weekend we had to practice, the recent changes by the angling trust meant that we had to choose between practicing for the semi or fishing the Sensas Challenge final on the Gloucester canal, I would sooner have...
  3. Daves Dozen, Bristol Docks 15/3/12

    This weeks warm weather has really changed the fishing for the better, the water temperature reached 9 degrees for this weeks match, and the skimmers really responded, the last but one weight in the 3.5 hours was 7lb 14oz. There was nice tinge of colour, no tow to affect the presentation. This weeks match was fished at the welsh back...
  4. Floating Crust wins Canal Match, in March

    No, this is not a wind up, last Saturday I fished the final round of the Basingstoke Canal League at Fleet and the match was won with a double figure carp caught on a top kit with floating crust, apparently the angler who caught saw half a dozen carp cruising around amongst the branches of the tree opposite, so he...
  5. Daves Dozen, Bristol Docks 8/3/12

    Thursday evening match had a real 'spring' feel to it, with the air temperature over 10 degrees and the water temperature up to 8 degrees, overcast skies, so no frost like the previous night. The water had a nice colour to it and with very little wind there was hardly any tow.The skimmers fed well at Welsh Back, top weight...
  6. £10,000 Merida Masters, Spain

    I have just got back from the Merida Masters in Spain, fished on the river Guardiana, and we had a great time. Steve Gardner, Simon Wilsmore, Brad Titmus, Lee Edwards and myself got an invite and after the success we had last year we were all looking forward to getting back.Milo Columbo lent us all seat boxes and nets etc, so...
  7. Daves Dozen, Bristol Docks 1/3/12

    This was the second week at Welsh back, with the warmer weather and some bait going in from last weeks match, the fishing was getting slowly better. Ideal conditions as a gentle breeze and good water colour meant the skimmers had a 'munch'.Top rod for the last 4 matches out of 5 was Pete Sivell, give some one else a...
  8. Bloodworm and Joker prices set to Triple

    I hope I am wrong, but I hear on the grapevine that we could be in for some massive price increases on bloodworm and joker coming into the country. The recent shortages seem to have caused a few problems in Russia and the only Joker available is coming from Poland - hence the price increase.It looks we might not get...
  9. Spring is HERE??

    Yesterday I fished a local lake, the air temperature was 13 degrees, the water temp was 8 degrees, there was a lovely light south westerly wind blowing and it was a real joy to be out on the bank, hard to believe that less than 3 weeks ago we were fishing through holes in the ice.During the afternoon carp started...
  10. Carp are Changing the Shape of Commercials

    I have recently done a feature for April issue of  Pole Fishing Magazine, and I discovered a few interesting things.Carp are changing the underwater shape of the lakes, when they feed, they dig holes in the bottom with their sucking and fin action, when you get a lot of carp in a small area the amount of silt and mud...

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