Nearly there……

The new season is nearly here and,of course, it’s going to rain for most of the week. However, we do need the water and it might just liven the river up a bit.

Lead as always by Dave Lyne there has has been a lot of work going on down on the river. We have created new sims, cleared up old ones, cut the streamer weed and repaired fences and stiles. Thanks must go to Dave and all the other members who have squeezed in to their wetsuits and chest waders to keep the river in such good condition.

We have also strimmed the bank down on our new stretch of the Thames at Nuneham Courtenay and are looking forward to fishing there and finding out what might be lurking in the depths. Please remember that if you would like to fish there it is essential that you use the booking system which is explained in the sheet that you receive with your permit.

Tight lines – TAC committee

Christmas Chub

Dave Lyne and Ian Horrocks had a few hours on the river on Christmas Eve (Time off for good behaviour?)

Dave was catching small fish fish all morning from various pegs in the Prebendal field and Ian had four chub – three around a pound and a half each and then this one from peg 52.  5lb 30z and in super winter condition.

Dave went back for a couple of hours on Boxing Day and had another one off peg 48.  4lb 3oz.

A couple of days on the River Thame

The river was slightly up on normal and had a brown cloudy colour.

I set up a waggler on a peg between the Crendon Road Bridge and the By-pass bridge. Fishing slightly under depth with maggot as bait and a regular feed of loose maggots I started to catch a number of small roach and bleak. After about 40 minutes the float went under and I felt a strong pull on the rod.

Read moreA couple of days on the River Thame