26 June 2011

On the Cut

As luck would have it i had the afternoon to myself. So i decided to go and See if the roach were up for it. It was a overcast day with occasional light showers and occasionally the sun would come out. The sun  is useful for spotting the shoals, the cloudier it gets the deeper the shoals seem to go.
Theres plenty perch amongst the shoals they behave exactly like the roach until the nymph is presented and on the retrieve they have a go.
Jack pike
I had plenty roach most took on the descent of the nymph missed a big one, in fact when a decent roach shoal came into view it was exciting these roach seem to take a nymph fairly confidently, i did manage to get a substantial roach plus a few good quality ones and a few wee ones. It's a very selective and effective way of fishing , cant wait to get up there again. Some pics:
wee fellae
fin perfect (looking at the anal fin looks like it has a bit of bream in it)
specimen roach
A wee handful


  1. Looks like an excellent afternoon on the canal Col, some of those roach are impressive. A few guys I talk to online are looking to try for the roach with Tenkara gear so I've pointed them here for a snoop.


    Love the new colour scheme on the blog, the old one was quite heavy on the eyes.

  2. thought i'd have a change . Must get onto the roach sometime this season , cant getthe sea out my head just been tying up some surf candies.

  3. I think the more you get of the sea the more you want, I never do enough sea fishing but it is always fun when I do, not made up my mind what to try this winter but maybe the sea will have something to offer ?.