Its Mike's dog, Phil. You remember him- the big bulldog that tried to overpower that bloke who had the burger when you were fishing at New Biggin. I'd only bring him for a walk round if I came as he wouldn't sit quietly for a long time.
He'd overpower anyone for a bit of snap - much like myself
Had a really pleasant day today in the company of Ian and Gary at Oakland waters will do a full write up later caught steady with lots of big Bream coming out not exactly Hook a duck catching (well not for Ian and myself)anyway.
Just to clarify the duck comment - and to get the laughter out of the way , I continued my appalling record this season of hooking ducks .Ducks were an absolute pain today. Little blighter dived down as my caster hook bait hit the water ( fishing shallow was top method today !!) anyhow Mother duck tried to rip my face off whilst I tried to gently release its offspring - was saved by Phils Magic long disgorger and duckling released unharmed but wiser - gave me a wide berth for rest of session . Phil has clarified that if I catch any in match , I can't weigh them in!!! Otherwise a pleasant day with a mixture of silvers and ( sorry Carp ). Fish were just coming on strong as we finished at about 4 pm.
right came through here on Monday (I think) to contact the fishery over the match, Fished for about 3 hours and it was fish a chuck catching carp down the side of the reeds on any bait I put in front of them mostly 2/3lb stockies with the odd larger (not much)tbh not a lot else to say it was a typical commie pleasure session, Today was much better as I had fished a match the evening before (don,t ask)my rigs were a right mess I threw a method feeder out at about 15M while I sorted them out had a couple of pull rounds both Bream between 3-4 lbs the margin line was dead,was getting lots of bites on the deck at 6/8M but were mainly small fish it is deep in some of the pegs had 7 foot in mine 5 foot in the edge the bottom was fizzing Gary and Ian started catch up in the water so I tried it with pellet and to my surprise (as I was using a 8mm banded pellet) I started to catch just beneath the surface had 3/4 more big Bream a couple of Tench and a lot of Ide/Perch as I was packing up Ian and Gary were starting to get Carp although I did not catch as well today enjoyed it as other options opened up if the Carp are not feeding straight away.
Not really i find the most realistic sound of bait falling through the water is bait falling through the water only slap if I think I may have put to much bait in,caught a couple of Bream up in the water but no Carp but there again did not catch any on the deck either,
Down middle with mag/ pellet, start on bottom then try shallow. Feed the edge and fish paste or big baits right in the side, like 6 inches out, almost under your feet. Especially in the last hour. Lot of matches won on there doing that.