Welcome To Peanuts Fishing Adventures.
Inspired by Manchester Fishing Fiend ,
The Meddyman and Manchester Percheur.
This is the tale of my fishing adventures in and around Manchester , England. Mainly stick float and waggler fishing on the River Irwell. Other rivers fished are the River Mersey, River Ribble,River Tame,River Roch, River Douglas & River Goyt.
I also make my own handcrafted fishing floats and equipment
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Stick Float Fishing Highs & Lows With The Casterman
Another Stick Float Test By The Casterman.
Friday I finised work earlier than normal when on my way home I received a call from my pal to see if I fancied coming to watch him throw one of my new stick floats around the River Irwell ..... lol so ........straight from work I walked along the peg to where the Casterman was fishing. He didn't hear me approach and I keept quiet as I noticed a healthy bend in his rod. The line was singing as the fish put even more pressure on the line and his trusty Daiwa 125M. One of my floats which I had giffted to C.M. was also dacing and bobbing around as the fish kited and board further down stream." I'm good luck for you I am " I said as he pumped the fish slowly upstream " Your right there Peanut " came the reply. " I've been here for over an hour and I've had nowt up until this fish As I got in position to take some action shots the Casterman realises the fish is foul hooked in the tail. I'm not supprised he was struggling with it. As he is just about to slip the net under a very plump Irwell chub the hook pulled out. " Bollocks " I think where the words he used, then I realised why. Not only had he lost a very good chub, the hook pull had catapulted his new float up into the branches of the nearest tree. He didnt even try to retreive it. " Don't worry I wil get it tomotrow, its going know where ".......Casterman then sets up again using one of his pre- prepared rigs in his bag and he is away fishing again in 5 minutes.
The next 40 mins where quiet to the point of boaring......So I phone Bald Eagle and talked him through Castermans " Clampit " moment. He was on loud speaker so all three if us had a good laugh at Castermans expence and we ended the conversation promissing that we would all get out together before the season ends.Five minutes after I put the phone down the Casterman springs to life slamming his rod back from right to left........" Im in " came the triumphant cry from below me. " Don't loose this one pal its going on my blog " I said hoping to give him some extra focus.........Sure as eggs the fish is in the net in a few minutes. She woke up near the net but Casterman was having none if it after the previous loss and bullied her straight in and he held her up to the camera for a great picture.
" Get this sent to The Balled Bird, he wont be taking the piss out if me now " chirped Casterman and we both fell about laughing.......
I had to go after that fish as I was due home.
Great to get out and watch a friend fish even when I carnt
Casterman is out for a short session tomorrow. I will let you all know what happens.
I have made this style of 30g reversible pike slider a couple of times before but never with a red/pink and black tip combination.
The pair below have been also been modified slightly and this modification will be the norm on my future slider floats.
The small modification is a slightly elongated tip 50 % of which I have left bare of paint.
I did this so the float can readily except
Korda Shok Beads . . . . .
With and without picture
I here you say.
This is for added protection . . . . .
When the float slides down to the weights / beads at the bottom of the rig.
A small modification as I have said but one which will increase the longevity of the float I think.
These work well for both for dead and live baits.........
I may be using them in the sea with a certain someone if I can get my timing right.
You know who you are. 😊 TTFN
If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats just hit the link. http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/handcrafted-floa…
A long awaited trip saw me trundle off down the M62 motorway to meet Neil Johnson for a perch hunt we organised a quite a while ago.
I got up late so the traffic was terrible on the motorway but I arrived . . . . eventually . . . .at Neils perch pool.
I had not seen Neil for over 12 months so we said are hellos and quickly caught up with things . . . .he makes a lovely cuppa which we had two of while we swapped a few fishy tales while setting up our kit.
Not to mention a bacon buttie !!!!!!!!
They like to take care of themselves these specimen boys don't they
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We were live baiting for perch today using my larger perch bobers.
I was named as
" Head bit basher "
and was in charge of catching the live bait we were to be using for this session while Neil chucked a few lures about.
My bait tray consisted of pinkies and a little ground bait.
Just what you would expect to catch some small silvers on.
I resisted the temptation to use a pole and chos…