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Surrey Water, Rotherhithe, London Borough Of Southwark

AWS LOG: 26 Jul 19 After some days of extremely hot weather, the sky's have opened up here at Surrey Water. Taking cover under the trees. A walk round the lake revealed no signs of fish life, ripples or bubbles, bottom stirring. Think its safe to say this is likely to very few fish if any at all. However the only way to find out, is to have another go. Not that fancy it but Hay ho in for a penny in for a pound. The short session had here resulted in no bites.  AWS BLOG: 2 MAY 19 Good Evening All,
Surrey Water, Rotherhithe, London Borough Of Southwark
Fishing rights controlled by The New Rotherhithe Angling Club: https://www.tnrac.co.uk Continuing the Recce sessions, research studies towards book writing 'Fishing In London' publication release date to put forward until 2023. Feel another few years knowledge required before able to complete. Thanks to everyone who has already shown encouraging signs of interest requesting a copy. Not forgetting those who have contributed val…
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Greys Tactical 15ft Float Rod REVIEW

Verdict On Trial: Greys Tactical 15ft Float Rod Once again would like to point out not received any sponsorship from tackle or bait companies.
All my reviews are independent and purchased with hard earned money. Hence not going to be happy spending money on rubbish. My reviews therefore come from the heart say it as it is. Besides if something is not great, and you go out and buy rubbish on the back of my reviews, would expect any of you to push me in the drink πŸ˜€ What's the verdict on The Grey's Tactical 15ft Float Rod purchased in the close season. This rod didn't cost the earth, great value for money. You get what you pay for, and more. Nothing at all to look at in the eye candy department. Very plain. However having used this rod to great effect, many times in the last 3+ months. Served its purpose well, from waggler fishing at distance, to long trotting on rivers, including extremely delicate float fishing with lines down to half a pound for small fish catching. The …

Jack's Lake, Barnet, London Borough Of Barnet

https://www.haps.org.uk/ Definitely a trip down memory lane looking back on the one and only trip to this Beautiful venue. Met up with an old Friend Jim for the first time in a long time. A very memorable day fishing the day ticket part of lake.
The fish where not biting, was reduced to using light line bread punch on a size 22 hook in margin to tempt this carp. What an experience to handle on my Greys Tactical 15ft float rod.

Work in progress, looking forward to returning here again one day. A wonderful venue, friendly Baliffs, an all round pleasant, wonderful experience.
Late night I was looking, and feeling a little worse for wear.
Hopefully the day can only get better. The result of losing torch, charging phone off car battery and lights left on Arrrrr
Damn flat battery ! Unfortunately not the start to the day was looking for. Three hours wasted fishing time. Now back on the road. Going to run engine for at least 40 minutes before attempting to fish. Thanks Keith of LAR Traffic Se…

The Tidal River Thames, Isleworth, London Borough Of Hounslow

Returning back to Memory Lane. The Tidal River Thames, Isleworth, London Borough Of Hounslow. Nice day for a cold beer this place owes me a fish shall return soon πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ£ AWS FACEBOOK PAGE Another place happened to fish on a handful of occasions. Unfortunately failed to catch anything here despite every effort, before giving up trying and heading to The River Crane to catch a fish in order to scratch off The London Borough Of Hounslow Mission to catch a fish from all 33 London Authorities.
Shall be back here in the future, as not giving up trying. Maybe another time, different tactics will be able to scratch this venue off the list.

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Brickfield Meadows aka The Brick Pit, South Norwood, London Borough Of Croydon

Brickfield Meadows
Many trips, fond memories here despite difficulty catching, in the colder months. Felt after so many trips, wanted to do a separate blog post to accompany those memories, and future trips.
32/33 London Borough Of CROYDON COMPLETED: 22th April, 2019
Mission: Catch A Fish In All 33 London Authorities, 32 Borough's, plus The City of London. Get in there! Yesssss! All 32 London Borough's complete. Just The City Of London remaining. A difficult South London Urban Angling Session. This proved to be a rock hard venue to crack. Later in the day removed weights, started free lining in the margins. Missed one bite, followed by a lost fish. What can I say not the greatest shot late at night, but what a pretty fish. Could stay for more, unfortunately all good thing's come to an end, back to work tomorrow. Time to head off home get some sleep. Absolutely Delighted 😊 Authorities Completed: 32/33 Date: 22nd April 19
Still on course to complete all 33 London Authorities,…

Korum Fast Mat REVIEW

https://www.facebook.com/anglingwithshaun Having purchased this unhooking mat some months back pleased to say it's an excellent piece of kit. As you can also see my dog absolutely loves it πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Was looking for a lightweight unhooking mat especially taking into account the need to travel light, on public transport, no longer having a car.
This mat is great, loved it on first impressions, wouldn't be without it now, nor would Sammy Boy πŸ‘πŸ€£πŸŽ£ https://www.korum.co.uk/products/fish-care/fast-mat  A well tested piece of kit that can't be faulted. Ideal for travelling light.
 Further pictures, and updates to follow.
Sammy Boy maiming his self at home πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Ideal for smaller specimen fish
to be continued

Dinsmores Power Drive Banksticks REVIEW

Surprising taken so long to purchase some of these Banksticks. Having had major problems fishing The Tidal Thames not being able to get a bank stick into such hard surface, or secure keepnet or bait tray decided to invest in these. Let's just hope they do the business.  Full field test and review to follow. Facebook Post/Comments