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Winter Canoe Fishing

Discussion in 'North East Fresh Water Fishing' started by carpyken, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Saturday just gone dawned a lovely day, I had just fitted a kneeling thwart to the old Canadian and I was keen to see if having something to rest my butt on made paddling the old lump more pleasurable.

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    Tactics were to target the perch and jack pike that can be found in isolated pockets along this fairly hard stretch of water, occasional rainbow trout can be caught too, escapees from the adjacent trout farm.

    Lobworm pieces trotted under a very small Avon float was the order of the day..

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    To make things even harder there was a lot of meltwater coming down from the Yorkshire Wolds, these gates are usually still with no water coming through at all.

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    It was never going to be easy to catch fish today..

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    Even the swans were not bothered by my presence today.. the wildlife was amazing, herons, fieldfares (thanks Andy for that one :happy: ) snipe, barn owls, buntings, finches wrens and no less than three separate kingfishers darting about.

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    Well I fished hard trying all the usual hotspots but it wasn't going to happen today..

    A quick lunch stop and then a much quicker and easier paddle back down to the launch having the flow in my favour..nice hat, shame about the face :happy:

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    Spring can only be just around the corner....can it not??

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    Thanks for reading
     
  2. Mop The Hoople 2

    Mop The Hoople 2 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Grand report & pics, thanks for posting.

    Nice original "type"canoe , lack of fish wont have spoiled it for you.

    better than staying indoors.
     
  3. Biker Jake

    Biker Jake Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    That place looks so familiar to me... Is it near Brigham?
     
  4. andym

    andym Rockling

    Great pics Ken the fishing always comes 2nd to just being out afloat
     
  5. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Lovely report Ken, looks like a nice piece of water to fish/paddle and the wildlife will just make even nicer :yes:
     

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