I know I haven’t really posted any fish piccies recently, thats mostly because I haven’t been doing a lot of micro fishing these past few weeks. Well, I have done a bit, but it’s just same ol’ sticklebacks and minnows.
I have however, been doing quite a lot of ultralight lure fishing for perch and chub, so here are some pictures.
I’ve been trying to catch a bleak for the whole of this year, I’ve fished every single river I’ve been able o in three diferent countries bt to no avail. There is one spot on the river bure where you couln’t leave your bait in the water for more than two seconds before you caught a bleak, but now I just cant find any.
So, the most common and easy to catch micro in England evades the Hugbot for now, but when I find them, they don’t stand a chance…
Pretty neat idea I think, would be great for small fish off docks or dropping a bait down from a canoe. A bit out of my price range for a micro rod though! I’ve been experimenting with short ice-style rods for micros, once I’ve got a good prototype built I’ll show you all.
I’ve decided that it would be impossible to write up a full report of three weeks of almost nonstop fishing, so I’m just going to give you the highlights and some of the cool micro catches.
the only freshwater micros I caught on this holiday were a gudgeon and a few stone loaches, I’ve been after a stone loach for ages now so to catch about fve of them in just a few minutes was fantastic! I always see them under stones in this stretch of river but I have never been able to get one to bite, it seems the key to my success was overcast and rainy weather and insanely small baits.
For the first time ever I have actually been rather successful fishing in the sea, I owe my success to my neighbours for taking me out in their dinghy. We caught dabs and flounders on the first day and a common dragonet on the second trip.
I also did a bit of micro fishing in the sandy pools that formed along the groynes on the beach, I caught common blennies and sand gobies.
Here is the best sand goby.
And my smallest blenny, at 23mm.
Other fish I caught during the trip are pike, perch, roach, rudd, bream and dace.
Sorry for the brief report, hopefully next time I do a long holiday and get some more fish I can write up a more detailed and full report.
I just thought I’d let everyone know why I haven’t been posting for the last few weeks, I’ve been on holiday by the sea in norfolk and I’ve manager to squeeze in loads of fishing. Full report and photos will come as soon as possible and I can tell you now there is plenty to report! I even got a few stone loaches.