The upper Colne

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MGs
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Re: The upper Colne

Post by MGs » Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm

Yes, looks like we learned the lessons in the traditional way. Fishing the Colne and Frays was a good grounding. Not always easy but a great way to learn watercraft. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Any fish of 1lb was a monster. I've run the whole spectrum since then, through the carp and barbel phase and now back to my beloved roach.
Sad to say your video experience is not unusual. I fished a local commercial and have had about a dozen different species. Most of the anglers only target carp. The guys who run it say I'm about the only person who actually knew what all the fish I caught were! Down to years reading everything I could get hold of in the fishing line.
I'd love to see the Colne returning to a real mixed fishery, although with the commercial pressures, I can't see it happening.
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Re: The upper Colne

Post by Mitch300 » Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 am

Wasn't there a Simoniz plant at the left-most end of that rebuilt facade back in the 70's? Or am I confusing it with somewhere else?

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Re: The upper Colne

Post by Clivey » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 pm

Nice thread gents!! brings back many memories for me, i used to fish the Colne a lot around Uxbridge,Denham, Harefield, i went back to visit some friends and we fished it last season the far side of Little Britain lake, where it runs next to Farlows lake. I had a mixed bag of dace and chublets but it is very low and clear compared to around 25-30 years ago.
What disappointed me was the amount of Canadian pond weed ( i think thats what it was) literally completely covering the river in some places where we used to run down stick floats when we were teenagers.

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Re: The upper Colne

Post by MGs » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:33 am

Good to see some dace back in that stretch. My last trip to the same stretch in 2006 yielded four 4lb chub and nothing else.
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