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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A Pair Of Old Reels Give A New Lease of life.
I was luck enough to be given a Trudex and A Mitchell Match 440A by . . . .
" The Casterman " last year.
These reels were in desperate need of refurbishment but I have neither the time nor the skill to accomplish this so they were used as they were, well, the Trudex was.
" The Mitchell was in a right state "
A chance viewing of the Trudex on one of my float pictures ignited the interest of a reel refurbisher named . . . . . . .
" Victor Homewood " . . . .
and he kindly offered to refurbish them both in exchange for a float or two. 😉
Here are the reels in their sorry state . . . . . .
Mitchell Match 440A
And here they are now.
Mitchell Match 440A
I am more than happy with the results Victor.
I may even be christening the Trudex
on Sunday at L.B.A. on the Irwell with John Derbyshire & his pal Paul.
Victor has just contacted me and said . . . .
" Look on the inside of the pin Mike "
I have opened it up and seen the lovely little surprise Victor has left.
Its a signed refurbished piece.
Signed in brass by Victor.
Thank you my friend.
As I have said before
" Its the little extra things that make something that bit more special "
This is one of them Victor....its Lovely
Until the next time . . .
If you would like to look at all of the hand crafted floats I make please click on the link below and it will take you to my float page.
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…