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Well pike are on hold (still aint had one ) but at the moment i am in pursuit of a grayling the last grayling i caught was before i was married so thats 36 years.Yesterday i set out for herefordshire crack of dawn to Mordiford bridge on the river lugg i must admit i had been walking the lugg for a few months different venues and had come across this bend and back water and it really did look tasty.The trouble with this river its so scenic and i can never stop watch birds .Kingfisher sand martins are just a few of what i seen.Anyway i set up full of excitment a bit like how the glorius 16th used to be found out that the middle of this back water had the biggest snag i could have wished for, so that happend me a bit (may return in the quest for a pike ) but chucked a waggler to far bank under willows loads of small chub and dace...then ran a big balsa through on the inside same again loads of chublets and dace this river is alive with fry and small fish .It was nice to get back on running water gin clear and use some of the skills and tactics we all used to use everyweek before commies.(not saying there is no skill reqired on commies ) all the fish i had were in prestine conditions and wild. Downside was i stuck a barbless 14 in my thumb and under my nail ..serious pain and blood everywhere...tears to the eyes jobby...the walk across ruff terrain was also something i am not used to but was well worth it.And finnaly had a blowout on the trailor on the way home not a pretty site me changing a wheel in the middle of the A456

  1. walcot lakes

    Still waiting for a pike .Its been a 3 month quest without the slightest sign of a run or a take...my last trip was down to walcot in deepest shropshire i used to love the place back in the glory days of the BAA had a few pike and the surroundings were second to none.This time i was a little aghast the bank had been ripped apart and was devoid of all growth but i expect thats progress.there is also a weed problem down there.the First pegs by the gate were taken and on inquiring they had one pike ...

    Updated 3rd August 2008 at 06:04 PM by Larry Teepot

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  2. trip 3

    had another few hours at lifford reservoir today ,,blanked but seen one pike swirl..but not a touch on the lures i have been told that some lads purged the place of pike last season just threw all they caught up the bank..so may be moving on to a new venue looks like Gailey is next on the list im now pretty desperate for any pike or have i lost the technique Time will tell
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  3. trip 2




    ok i have a few hours spare so i thought i would do the lure thing again.so i bought a new bag for my bits...now i look the part and off i go into uncharted Birmingham a place called Lifford Reservoir .This is a place i used to fish a lot in the 90s full of ...

    Updated 25th December 2007 at 08:27 PM by Larry Teepot (put it as a comment instead of a blog)

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  4. on the hunt for Essox

    Well i have decided to do an about turn with my fishing hang up the match rods and go back on the hunt for my first 20lb pike.Its been a few years since i have done the pike thing and so many things have changed but the decision is made.So off i went deepest Leicester shire,booked in at a place called Eye Kettleby what a place didn't fish but cooked my self in the hot tub for a couple of days had a trip to Barnsley visit the fishing republic in all honesty i was a little disappointed its not that ...
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