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  1. You're welcome Jenny. Where do you live Timbo?
  2. Maurice-a very viable theory, and does happen regularly on my local waters (trent) but I'm sure this wasn't what was happening, I think what Timbo says is closer to the truth. Although there was obviously a big shoal of bream there, I think they were very 'cautious'. I'd catch a few and then they'd stop like they had become wary of what I was doing. So I made a change and catch a couple more then they backed off again, leading to me making another change and catching a couple more.....and so on! This can happen on heavily fished waters, but in Brundall, at this time of year, angling
  3. I love otters........until I've got my fishing head on, then they are vile creatures, and sometimes indescriminate killers!!! Still looking forward to seeing and sharing the river with them though, will just have to travel a bit to drown a few maggots.
  4. Jenny - I fished from 6pm until 2pm (minus an hour or so for nipping back to boat for a cuppa and food) and had one of the best, but also frustrating river sessions ever! Started off putting 10 big feeder fulls in, packed with corn, maggots and casters, then put a 2 1/2 ft hooklength on with a 14 hook and 0.16 line , and had a 2lb bream first chuck, then another 3 in the first hour. Was getting loads of indications and decent pulls but missing bites with maggot or corn on so tried worm and had 4 in as many casts. , but then they dissapeared for half hour, then had another about 4lb, then back
  5. Sounds good Wildfuzz, will have to try that in the new season. It looks a nice stretch from what I've seen of it. Any idea how big the Perch get to around Wayford? We had a walk around the marina at the weekend, and saw a dead 3lb bream floating under a boat, so there should be some more around, somewhere?
  6. As a general rule for bream and roach, you want as little weight on your feeder as the flow will allow. Once you cast out, if the feeder bounces a couple of times then settles, then its about right. This gives a more balanced set up, so when a fish picks up your bait, the feeder will move and the tip will either drop back or jerk forward. The more flow there is, the stiffer tip you need and the higher in the air you need to set your rod rests to keep the line out of the water. Only experience will tell you about which tip to use, but the lighter the better for bite indication. Once the fe
  7. Thanks guys I'm sure I'll enjoy a few days drowning maggots, shame that there doesnt sound like too many bream, I'd have thought it was an ideal river for them especially up the top there away from the boats. Is Barton broad any better for the bream? Is it possible to mudweight and have a dangle for them?
  8. Hi, has anyone got any advice on fishing the River Ant, like where are the better areas for the bigger bream and Perch? I like to think I'm a fairly competant angler, its just I will be mooring up at Wayford this year but have never fished the river and am new broads in general . If anyone fancies joining me for a session or two in the summer, then your more than welcome.
  9. timh

    Annual Moorings

    Many thanks for all your comments, but thankfully we have found a mooring at the Vintage boat co at Wayford. It has everything we want, and Alice sounds really nice and more importantly, seems to care about the people and the boats on her site. Some may question us securing the mooring without a full visit, but I have been past and moored the other side of the bridge on our last visit albeit a long while ago, and after extensive tinternet research, it seems perfect for us. Full visit next weekend as we cant get before, so hopefully we won't be disappointed? At the end of the day, we have
  10. Hi, we're currently moored at Brundall but as much as we like it there, we are looking for new moorings elsewhere. Being relative newbies and only having owned our boat (23ft cabin cruiser) since november '16, we would like to explore some different parts and go up north for a season at least.I know it can get busy, but its gotta be done sometime, and the reduced tidal influence compared to the South, will also help us get more competant/confident! Can anyone recommend any marinas that definately have mooring availability? (had a few negative replies to e-mails even though we were told fr
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