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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Ivory Baby Bobbers
With my latest quartet of
" Baby Bobbers "
I have tried to tone these down a little and make them a little more traditional.
I started well keeping to my ivory colour combination but fell down at the base stem whipping stage and just had to add a little bling . . . . . Lol.
The silver metallic thread is slightly more subtle than my standard gold thread and really goes with this set.
Finished in ivory, black, silver, violet and various fluorescent clour tips.😁
The bobbers take approximately 3AAA and can be used for perch, grayling and jack pike using maggots, casters, small worms and live fry etc.
I am very happy with the way these have turned out even if I went off plan slightly .
Until the next time.
If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats just hit the link.
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…