Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

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Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Tengisgol » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:56 am

Thanks in anticipation. Everything suggests its very weedy, so any pointers toward a swim or two for trotting (to save us wasting time) would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Olly » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:18 am

I fished the Avon lower down on Tuesday. 1000s of dace - every cast a bite or 2 or 3! Changed to the lead and a bigger bait & had a 5lb+ chub.

So trotting perhaps and changing to a lead occasionally during the day. Dusk is when, as the river is so clear, when you have a chance of bigger fish.

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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Chubman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:21 am

just beware of the bullocks in the water meadows as there young and a bit fiesty,if you stay on the old river your safe with the wire fence between you and them,if its dace your after fish up stream,back of b and q stores,shallow water, best fished with a waggler,im going tommorrow ill keep you posted

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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by DaceAce » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:42 pm

Hemp and caster on a clear river, with casters on the hook - maggots can be a bit too attractive to minnows.

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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Chubman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:17 pm

minnows love hemp at britford,try tares as hook bait,and loose feed 8 grains of hemp per cast

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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by RBTraditional » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Big lump of meat or paste plopped out in the hole opposite the scout hut or cast across in the eel house pool.....
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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Chubman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:49 pm

fished britford today,saw some big bream on the new river down stream from the car park and a very large pike, fished the lower weir, just a few grayling to 1lb, 1 dace of 12 oz, and 2 perch at 1lb, very clear water, best fished at dusk at the moment i reckon.

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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:11 pm

Chubman wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:49 pm
fished britford today,saw some big bream on the new river down stream from the car park and a very large pike, fished the lower weir, just a few grayling to 1lb, 1 dace of 12 oz, and 2 perch at 1lb, very clear water, best fished at dusk at the moment i reckon.
Having walked most of the water with you Geoff, I can picture you on it! When you say the lower weir do you mean going left from the car park where the old "Pump House" is?
p.s a 12oz dace is a cracker!
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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by Chubman » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:01 pm

ted, lower weir swim where you fished, had a 11lb pike out of it last week

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Re: Off to Britford Monday for an explore, any tips gentlemen?

Post by RBTraditional » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:00 am

And how did the day go?
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