Friday, 25 October 2019

Catch A Fish From All 24 of 100 Permittable Epping Forest Ponds, City Of London

Highams Park Lake, Woodford Green, Chingford, London Borough Of Waltham Forest circ, Dec 2018
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Baldwin's Pond
Bell Common Pond South
Blackweir Pond
Bulrush Pond
Butler's Retreat Pond
Connaught Water
Earl's Path Pond
Goldings Hill Pond
Higham's Park Lake
Johnston's Pond
Knighton Lake
Leigh's Pond
Lower Forest Lake
Oak Hill South Pond
Ornamental Waters
Perch Pond
Pizzle Pit
South Potato Pond
Staples Pond
Theydon Bois Pond
Wake Valley Pond
Hawcock Pond
Warren Pond

to be continued work in progress

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Fishing Session Hollow Boat Pond, Whipps Cross, Leytonstone,within Epping Forest, London Borough Of Waltham Forest London.

Early Morning Start First Fishing Session at Hollow Pond.
Last Time Unless Get's Restocked With Fish !
First sight on arrival at Hollow Pond with Sammy Boy now let's go find Stephen ! Where is He ? Can't be far it's only a pond ? Call this a pond its a giant lake. There he is would you believe it the other side of the lake/ Along walk to find Stephen Whipps Cross Hospital side. Got off bus two stops early. This is the last thing need another walk, fully loaded up with fishing tackle, bait, accessorizes. Mind you what a beautiful walk.

Arrangements where made to meet London Based Angling Buddy Stephen, for a final London fishing session, before taking a London break, looking forward to heading for further destinations. We finally came to a decision mid week to return to the excellent West India Dock, South Quay. Late Friday evening just couldn't face another Urban London Docks Session. Needed to sit back and relax. Especially taking into account the noise of the DLR Docklands Light Railway, mind you that first session didn't help fishing directly under the railway bridge. Called Stephen and said pick a venue need somewhere nice. Stephen had often talked of Hollow Pond a venue which owed him a fish, so a late minute change of choice was made to meet at Hollow Pond. Hopefully he could catch his elusive fish. Let's just say wasn't convinced of a good days fishing on fishing reports heard in resent years.
I Spy with Big Soppy Brown Eyes Someone beginning with S ?
Reason for today's trip was important to tick off another London Fishing Venue. More importantly at which stage of fishing in recent weeks was yearning for nature, had reached a point at which needed a break from concrete, hard standings, especially a break from the docks, canal paths, mad runners, more so cyclists not respecting signs saying 'drop the pace share the space' it's a rat race out there Urban Angling. To the point had tackle smashed, almost pushed in, dog knocked into. pushed to ground, just not safe on today's busy London canal towpaths.
Today was to be a breath of fresh air, a most beautiful place to visit. Only wish had taken more pictures on route to Stephen almost half hour walk away, or at least it felt like it. Lovely to have a walk around Hollow Boat Pond, one of many waters in Epping Forest.
Alway's A Good Sign To See shame No Fish
Needing Space, was also especially looking forward to fishing somewhere a little shallower than some waters fished recently up to 33ft, however wasn't expecting anything like was to witness, totally the opposite end of the spectrum, lay before eyes, more so depths of inches, rather than feet yards out, watching dogs on all parts of lake walk out, water barely above belly yards out before finally kicking paws and swimming. Definitely a good sign of deeper holes :) Even the Swans standing far out wasn't a particularly good sign either.
Come On Let's Go And Meet Stephen.
The Day was soon to become Sammy's Day.
AWS Blog Post: 19 Oct 19
Evening All.
A first fishing session here, taking along Sammy Boy, meeting up with Stephen at Hollow Ponds, Whipps Cross, Leytonstone,within Epping Forest, London Borough Of Waltham Forest.
Absolutely knocked off feet, can hardly keep eyes open, done a great deal of walking. Yes ! Beats all that concrete jungle, beautiful morning, day, although the fishing was rubbish, hence only stayed half the day. Water well down, fishing spots from 0 to rod lengths out and barely finding much depth. Struggling plummeting depths on the float setup from 0 to 16 inches of water, Swans could be seen standing many yards out yards out. Shallow WoW !
There He Is ! Finally spotted again
Stunning place to visit though, have a walk around, just not rating the fishing. Rock hard ! various tactics and target species today. Spinning various plugs, and spinners had no takes, from any Perch or Pike. Long range waggler did manage to locate slightly deeper water, hoping could find fish at least scratch a bite nothing. Nothing on feeder or bomb at range. A beautiful day nonetheless Sammy, all had a Fabulous day.
Still A Long Walk
Wasn't Long Before Sam was in The Water Stephen Finding A Ball :)
Back to the fishing it was not so good rumors of all fish being netted, stories of people waiting days for a bite, what little fish remain for such a vast amount of water.
With not one bite to show between us after some hours decided to throw in the towel and head to another venue where would have more depth for starters, and hopefully some fish to bite later.
Goodnight Folks Zzz Zzz
At least we know there are fish in there Stephen's Younger Brother Lawrence showing older Brother how to catch one, a pike of 8 ib 8oz January 2017. Well Done Man :)

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Canary Wharf, West India Dock, South Quay, London

Folk's may have spent far to much time posting on Facebook, literally fished hundreds of different waters since starting this angling blog. Not featured anywhere near the amount wish had posted here. So decided to add here from now on before posting on Facebook. Having spent the best part of the last couple of year's intensely fishing London on a regular basis, not forgetting the many years fished in London on the occasional basis. Come across waters that have offered awful fishing and those that have offered some the finest fishing your ever likely to encounter.

On first visiting here had one of the best days angling in years, what's more it's free of charge...
with my fishing buddy Stephen

Used up my google account free allowance unfortunately however just paid for an upgrade so back here on a regular basis. Will be updating this blog post shortly, and the complete blog.


work in progress updates coming soon

Fishing In The Royal Parks Of London

Continuing with my London research decided to dedicate a blog purely on Fishing In The Royal Parks Of London. Here will attempt to get round or parks legally allowed to fish with the necessary permits needed to fish. Mind you this is just a blog entry for now and although will be visiting adding pictures, won't be fishing until the new season 2020. Hopefully this will prove to be another essential guide.

to be continued

Sunday, 6 October 2019

E.S.P Insight Polarized Sunglasses Review

Apologies for the word layout/spacing can't seem to correct
AWS REVIEWS: E.S.P Insight Polarized Sunglasses

Price: £15.99
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Build Quality: 2/5
Total: 12

Afternoon All,

Shall be returning to giving honest reviews on fishing tackle purchased. Realize upset a number of companies in the past by telling the truth, at the end of the day you don't want to be told a pack of lies. The truth does no one any harm other than those producing, selling and claiming your hard earnt money is worth handing over. I for one have been robbed by false information.

Yes the summer is almost at an end however good quality polarized glasses are still essential all year round. Having recently dropped my Fortis Glasses in the drink was desperate to get another pair of glasses quick. Visited a wonderful shop called Roman Tackle, Roman Road, near Victoria Park whilst out fishing The River Lea near West Ham, Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Let's just give them a Big Shout a shop would highly recommend, very helpful Friendly Knowledgeable Staff, with plenty of stock and great prices.
Onto the subject in matter. Not having a great deal of money wanted a product to do the job in hand. These ESP glasses are excellent value for money at only £15.99 and in terms performance out performed my £20 Fortis Wraps ten fold. Certainly spotted many many more fish using these glasses. Unfortunately although the lens are excellent the actual build quality is poor. On cleaning the glass it moves about in frame, one has to be careful in case the lens drop out. Guess you pay for what you get. You don't get a hard case which is a pity however that would surely bump up the price. Despite the build quality added a little glue to firmly hold lens in place and overall extremely happy with their performance and value for money.

More products on test coming soon :)

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