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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Double Set of Fluoro Perch Bobbers.
Here we have the classic float shape.
Two sets of
" Fluorescent Perch/Grayling Bobbers "
Equally at home in still and running water, these floats are quite versatile.
Taking approximatrly 5AAA for maggots and 3AAA for small live baits
The sets above are finished in balsa and cane wih
Fluorescent Day Glow Pigment
Pearlescent Blue Jay feathers.
I hope you like them.
Here are a few pictures of fish caught on my
" Perch Bobbers "
I will be adding a few my self shortly.
Pictures courtesy of Jay SS
( Thanks John )
Until the next time.
If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats just hit the link.
I cannot believe it has take me this long to get out with my mate
" The Casterman"
On this outing we had decided to meet at the venue as I had to be home early so two cars were necessary.
Derek arrived first and I rocked up about ten minutes later.
" How do "
We said to each other.
" Its been too long since the last time we wet a line together.
We got our kit out quickly and started off towards the river.
As we arrived we started looking for some likely holding areas. One run hit me straight away but it was three quarters of the way across the river.
Castetman only had thigh waders on, mine were chest waders so, luckily I had the option for that run and I took it gratefully.
Casterman opted for the slower water in the shade of a row of Horse chestnut trees in the hope this would be the home of a shoal of wary chub or even his favourite species . . . .
We both opted for stick floats.
I chose a 8 number 4's Irwell stick.
Well. . . . . . . . .
For the last month or two I have seemed to have lost my fishing mojo for one reason or another.
A few phone calls from my old chum
" The Casterman "
had fallen on deaf ears . . . .
I was just not feeling it at the moment !!!!!!!!!!
I had put a comment on Facebook about grayling on some site or another . . . .
I forget the exact one when my phone pinged and a message from Adam Mack anounced itself in my inbox !!!!!
" Fancy taking your pin for a spin " ? . . . . . . . .
" I know where the Ladies are ".
The message was a little cryptic but I new ķexactly what he meant and a little smile appeared on my face as I read it.
I had only recently caught my first grayling or " Lady Of The Stream "
so another session for these wonderful looking fish got my attention.
A few phone calls later Adam and myself had sorted a time date out to reclaim my fishing mojo.
We met up, got some gear from the local tackle shop in Middleton and …
I have been meaning to go roach and bream fishing with John Derbyshire for
We finally got to go a couple of weeks ago. Conditions where far from ideal.
Flat calm weather did not help either if us.
John was on the tip and I opted for the waggler.
The waggler was one of my own, a foot long, glow in the dark, straight, loaded waggler to be more accurate.
I have wanted to try it out for ages and today was the day.
John mixed a few kilos of ground bait while I set up my two float approaches.
Waggler as mentioned previously and a short perch swim using chopped worm and a perch bobber about a rod length out.
It was a slow start.
John was picking up quite a few fish on the tip but I was struggling.
At five rodlengths out I was fishing double red maggot on the bottom at nine feet deep.
I had NOTHING for an hour.
John had around 5 lb by now and was giving me some stick.
" Looks like your flashy floats aren't working today Peanut "