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with Chris Catchmoore
Welcome to Chris who will be reporting monthly with news and tips from the world of fishing
The 16th June has now passed, and for all you river anglers out there the close season is over. We are only one week into the season and already I am receiving good reports from our local river Hull and the Trent.
The Hempholme stretch and the Tickton stretch have both been producing a lot of good Roach. There have been reports on a huge shoal of bream showing 1/2 mile up from Tickton, but as yet nobody has caught any in any great numbers; I get the feeling that they may still be spawning.
A local lad from Hull showed me a photograph of his first ever Barbel this week, which he caught on his first ever outing on the river Hull on the magic June 16th! It weighed an impressive 6lb 30z. Well done and how lucky you are Neil. He caught the Barbel from the China Red stretch at Dunswell, using paste wrapped around a 14mm drilled pellet to a size 10 hook. The fish came on his second cast of the day after feeding a small bag of pellets, laced with particle mix, which he put down with a bait dropper.
As for the Trent, well what can I say apart from it's about time; there have been a number of good reports from many areas such as, Newark, Cottingham, and Farnham Ferry in fact all over. Fish are being caught on all sorts of methods. A variety of tack ticks are being used on these rivers, from the running ledger to trotting, bolt rigs to a simple ledger with a fixed paternoster.
For all those anglers out there that don't know how to use these methods, I will over the next few issues describe these methods along with methods for the pole, waggler and feeder. Anybody wishing to have a demonstration on how to set up any rigs or knots etc are more than welcome to come to my shop where I will do my very best to help.
The coarse season is now beginning its height, the spawning spell for the majority of venues is now over and the coarse angler can start baggin'. There are many local venues around our parts ranging in distance from a couple of miles to thirty. Over the next few months I will feature as many as possible and provide contact numbers and addresses.
As this is my first issue, I would like to welcome all anglers to get in touch with me with any funny stories or experiences that you may have, and want to share with other anglers in future issues. Together, with a little luck we will learn something, laugh at something and ultimately catch a lot more fish.
My name is Chris, and for now I wish you "Tight Lines"
If you have any fishing queries or requirements, contact Chris at Catchmoore Fishing Tackle, 259 Greenwood Avenue, HU6 9QA. Telephone 01482 803260.