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    Another great week end with the lads,
    Arrived on Thgursday to be greeted by Mark and Larry.

    10Bob arrived a little while later, we had a stroll to peg one to have a look, all of a sudden the heavens opened, very heavy rain ansued, thunder and lighting followed, We all ran for cover, Robbo and myself got soaked to the skin in a 50yard dash to the car LoL , We later found out that a mini TORNADO had hit the area.

    Anyways the river, YES the river, it was rising at an alarming rate, we kept a close eye on it throughout the ramainder of the day, Later on it was decided to retire to the nearest hostelry for some beer

    Friday morning, awoken by the big cargo planes that use the midlands airport at 4AM
    I had a few little cat naps in the bivvy, then i heard, ITS FLOODED, oh heck i thought, I got out of the bivvy to be greeted by the Trent in flood.
    Throughout the day was a scary time, we were wondering if we would have to move the bivvyville to higher ground.

    Luckily the rain stayed away and the river started to fall.

    A few hardy sould did get some fishing done on the Friday, Robbo fished peg two, he was smashed three time clean on 15lb line
    The river continued to drop off
    Anyways i fished for about 5 hours during the whole week end and managed to end up fishless
    The weekend as usual was a great success with the lads, good fun even with the river in flood, good food again by Ian, great crack with the lads and some good nights in the Brookefield Club for another session on the ale

    There was fish caught, Barbel to 8lb+ two chub to 4lbs and a 1.5lb barbel

    The flood, the fishing platform are completely under water



    10Bob braving the flood



    Nigel taken this morning on peg one



    High water



    Robbo on peg two this morning




    John showing his delight at catching the 8lb+ barbel



    One of the offending planes LoL



    This picture was taken at a nearby fishery, a carp cruising for free bread offerings



    Sunset over the Trent



    With the river some 6foot higher the conditions were very hard, but i wont moan about that, its not sporting is it.

    Anyways, i hade 15mm boilies on my hook, hair rigged, flavoured with Erchie Braddock Barbel Magic, then i had 21mm Halibut pellet, hair rigged, as hook bait, halibut pellets in PVA bags to get some feed into the swim. Also put som swim stim Koi pellets into the swim

    Aslo had PVA stocking to use, not very traditional methods but a sure way to get feed into a tight spot



    But with the rate of speed of the river i thought it was a waste of feed, so i stopped,
    I fished the slacks on peg one, had one bite/nibble , but nothing came of it.
    It was nigh on impossible to hold bottom in the fast paced sections, .
    The best place was in the margins, slack water and a good place for the fish to rest, or so i thought

    Another cracking week end with the lads
    [B][COLOR="Red"]Be happy, go fishing[/COLOR][/B] :)

  • #2
    Nice read that.

    Gives an insight into a kind of fishing I've never really done.

    Ta!
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    • #3
      thank you
      [B][COLOR="Red"]Be happy, go fishing[/COLOR][/B] :)

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      • #4
        Thomo,

        Thanks for sharing that and the piccies with us great crack with the lads by the sound of it. Yes that river trent can be a beast when in floodmate.

        Cheers .
        Regards Billy Boy :)

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        • #5
          Twas a great week end mate, even with the flood and the mini tornado, Lets just say the local ale house took some money over the 3 days LMAO
          [B][COLOR="Red"]Be happy, go fishing[/COLOR][/B] :)

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          • #6
            My mates latest barbel from the stretch. Peg one done the bizz again

            Mark with a 8lb 8oz Trent Barbus

            [B][COLOR="Red"]Be happy, go fishing[/COLOR][/B] :)

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            • #7
              A very entertaing report Andy.
              Good to see that Mark's still getting amongst the Barbel.
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              • #8
                This was caught today, a 9lb+ from Bob, on peg two

                [B][COLOR="Red"]Be happy, go fishing[/COLOR][/B] :)

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