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 on: October 09, 2020, 09:54:36 AM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by andre
Sorry guys still not fishing at the moment.


 on: October 02, 2020, 06:30:43 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by buzzerman
Another worthwhile match at the mighty Bower normal times £22 4 fish tickets and £10 towards the charity

 on: September 27, 2020, 09:22:26 AM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by Ric the Red
Hello out there.

Me, Steve, John, and Ian joined the fun John had 14 on his way out not sure if he picked any more up, Steve and Ian had 12 a piece and I had 11, so some good numbers out there. Ian had his on the right of the boat ramp, I had a few there as well first thing, Steve took most of his on the road side with Myself and John doing the damage in the cage area. Caught on a variety of lines from a floater with Ian, I used an intermediate Steve a DI3 sink tip and John a DI3, so a bit of all sorts. John had a fish finder and said the fish were about 25 foot down then coming up and going down again.

The rest of the lads who were also out on the SKB social all caught think there was about 13 or 14 tubes and Richard said 75 fish were caught. The day beforeI not so good as conditions were poor.

A further stocking took place on Friday and this has seams to have woken them up.

On the 10th October the annual fishing for heroes day is on and would be great to see a few happy smiling faces out there so come along and support a great charity,  myself and Steve will be there.


 on: September 21, 2020, 09:31:25 AM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by andre
Sorry can't make this one due to a family commitment.


 on: September 20, 2020, 10:53:24 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by davec
Sorry lads still in lockdown

 on: September 19, 2020, 03:02:29 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by buzzerman
SKB organised event over the weekend all tubers welcome myself and Rik will be there Saturday hope to see you all there

 on: September 08, 2020, 04:37:39 PM 
Started by andre - Last post by andre
So that's why Terry threw himself in the lake then ! Why bother with expensive vaccines if untreated reservoir water will do the trick Huh?


 on: September 08, 2020, 08:37:13 AM 
Started by andre - Last post by bracken
Seems like a good day was had by all who attended. Where are all these myriad of 'new' BFTA members who appear on Facebook who could have been there? I would have expected a bigger group of fishermen - surely not all are geriatric types frightened of the plague.

Like Dave C. I'm still a slightly nervous Boris prisoner with occasional outside parole trips allowed. Terry is a brave man going out and mixing with potential Leicester Covid carriers!?

Keep up the good work lads.

 on: September 06, 2020, 10:18:16 AM 
Started by andre - Last post by davec
Well done lads great fishery sorry couldn't make it still in lockdown

 on: September 05, 2020, 06:40:35 PM 
Started by andre - Last post by andre
Quick report on the meet up today:

Nine tubers fished the Eyebrook & all caught, better than the boats who seemed to choose the correct drifts but didn't pick up the fish.

The main sport was on the top of the water right from the off with the exception of Gary H who picked up his first three fish or so on Diawl Bachs on a DI3. The rest of us started on floaters and/or midge tips. Buzzers, Cormorants, Blobs and Damsel Nymphs in various colours and fished as a team seemed to be the best option for the day. Conditions were not too challenging, a very good breeze with alternating bright clear sky and overcast. Water temperature was 15 degrees. Most of us fished the dam and main basin area, one or two ventured slightly further afield.

I left the water around 4.00pm and at this point the following fish had been landed:

Andre.        9
Steve F       9
Gary H        9
Ric             8 (still fishing when I left)
Steve A.     5
Carl.          4
Terry.         4
Mike.         2

Terry reported that this was his first fly fishing trip for 12 months & so he was well pleased with his effort for the day. I question though if his joy could not have been a little more controlled as throwing yourself in the lake seems a little excessive for a celebration !

Gary H discovered that if you unload your tube whilst it is on the waters edge the wind will push it out into the basin and wading out up to your armpits to retrieve did look a little strange to say the least !

So good to be back out with friends & being able to report / take the p**s.


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