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Today at Slough House

Slough House Farm today, struggled for many bites fishing very light for silvers but the bites I had on maggot and 1lb hooklength were carp that smashed me up, so I stepped it up to 3lb hook length to give myself at least a chance if  I hooked another and landed this after a 20 minute battle at 16lb 14oz.


Thanks to Mark in the next swim for allowing me to use his weigh sling and cradle.

I also landed my first 3lb+ Ide from Slough House (on 1lb bottom) at 3lb 1oz.


Only 5 other fish (all Perch) to show for a pretty hard day, but I went home happy, other than having to pack up early cos the carp smashed my landing net pole.

Short session in between doing the school run

I was after a bream or two today on a short session in between school runs but ended up with this 14lb carp in great condition from Little Park, Langford, on some light gear.   Had to pack up at 2.30 if I was going to make it in time to pick the kids up from school and hooked it at exactly 2.30 so I was late.  This is the first time I’ve sent a picture in to the club. Cheers - Ian

Elusive Little London Tench

It’s been a mission of mine for some time to have caught at least one tench out of every Maldon water that holds one. All of the other lakes came fairly easy but the Little London Tench has eluded me for some years. Until this week when fishing at long range on a sliding waggler I got one at 4lb 1oz along with a decent Bream at 6lb 2oz (see gallery) and some nice roach.

Mission accomplished! 

I’d be interested to know if anyone has more than one Tench out of Little London in a sitting as they are very elusive, this one was totally unmarked and looked like it had never been caught before.

Kelvin

There’s no stopping Kelvin

All from Totham Pit today (Wed 13th Jun) from the swim directly behind the container on method feeder and 6mm white chocolate wafters. 8 Tench, including an 8lb 1oz monster (also my PB), 3 @ 6lb+, 2 @ 5lb+ and 2 under 5lb.


Also 3 Bream, 2 @ 6lb+ and 1 @ 5lb+ and a 1lb 3oz Roach


For all of Kelvin’s fish photos please visit our gallery.

Kelvin’s latest catch

This weeks catch is from Little Park Main lake this time 2 decent Bream at 8lb 1oz and 6lb 9oz, 4 more at about 2lb 8oz each and a decent Roach.


Nice to see that the big old Bream in Little Park obviously had a successful spawn a few years ago, as I’ve never had small bream from the lake before.


Kelvin’s 8lb 1oz Little Park Bream.

Kelvin’s great year for Tench and Ide continues at Slough House Farm

Continuing a great year for Tench this time at Slough House with these six, biggest 4lb 9oz including (pretty sure) my old mate “Chin Tench”.


Also weighed these two Ide at 2-6-4 and 2-10-8 s two for just over 5lb.

 

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