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Childhood memories

Post by Nige Johns » Sat May 12 2018 13:09

Recently moved house,thought I’d try one of the local club waters to see if it could be worthwhile for some relaxing summer fishing,Thought I’d start off with maggots,not having any previous info on this small mill pond,1st dip in with a 5 mtr whip brought a 10oz roach,mental note take some corn next time,had about 15 roach and perch up to 10oz then lo and behold the gudgeon moved in,haven’t caught any since I was a kid but boy were these clonkers,
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Had about 30 all told all this size,was late meeting the wife by I was having fun reliving my childhood,
Had a quick walk round after packing up and found a big perch dead in the reeds,a 2 pounder,so me thinks they are getting fat on the gudgeon :thumbs:
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Post by davelumb » Sat May 12 2018 13:22

The last gudgeon I caught was about a third of that size. Still squeaked at me though. :grin:

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Post by Andrew Croft » Sat May 12 2018 16:57

Didnt really do fishing when i was a lad. Been about plenty rivers and woods n stuff. I remember though the huge shoals of minnows. Millions of minnows. Couldnt see the bottom. Know that way you look at tv or some shape close yer eyes and they are still there. Got that effect with the shoals of em. Taking up fishing in my late 20's ive still never seen shoals like that anywhere. And they were absolute belters.
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Post by piker al » Sat May 12 2018 22:23

Can’t beat a good sesh on the whip,

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Post by martin(rockape) » Fri May 18 2018 00:39

Andrew Croft wrote:
Didnt really do fishing when i was a lad. Been about plenty rivers and woods n stuff. I remember though the huge shoals of minnows. Millions of minnows. Couldnt see the bottom. Know that way you look at tv or some shape close yer eyes and they are still there. Got that effect with the shoals of em. Taking up fishing in my late 20's ive still never seen shoals like that anywhere. And they were absolute belters.
Can also remember the big shoals of Minnows in the river margins. Also on another river we fished as kids my brother and i were dab hands at catching boot lace eels and loads of Daddy Ruffe.

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Post by Nige Johns » Fri May 18 2018 07:45

I wonder where the term Daddy Ruffe cam from ?

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Post by davelumb » Fri May 18 2018 07:52

Tommy Ruffe

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Post by phil.c » Fri May 18 2018 08:03

As kids we used to catch gudgeon that size from the river Cray.

The same stretch that Alfred Jardine fished in Bexley.

We used to wade upstream with trousers rolled up, with a net and creep up on them. :thumbs:
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Post by Stewlaws » Yesterday 09:26

Best gudgeon i had was on the test,stalking some chub .. Feisty litt!e fighter

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Post by Andytheammer » Yesterday 11:49

piker al wrote:
Can’t beat a good sesh on the whip,
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