Avon Roach

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Re: Avon Roach

Post by Wallys-Cast » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:12 pm

Well done Moley. A great start to a Happy New Year. :Thumb:

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Re: Avon Roach

Post by Moley » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:51 pm

ExeAngler wrote:Good one Mr Moley. Did you fish right in the City Centre? I look after one of the Salisbury NHS Clinics and it is right beside the river. Very shallow and clear it be. Never seen a fish in it yet? Not sure if it is the Avon or a trib..
I was dumped by Matron :Scared: in the centre of town and wandered about trying to find the swim my mate Pete said was worth a look. The water was coloured from the rain and one thing the Fat One always looks for when roaching is a drop off or hole. Find these and sure as eggs is eggs and God made little green apples, roach will not be too far away. :Wink:

Most experts go on about steady glides and creases.......mythology is a polite way to describe this popularised tosh. Stick with the Mole heresy and roach will miraculously appear on the end of yer line; trust me, I'm not a doctor :eyebrow:

As ever,..........

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Re: Avon Roach

Post by RBTraditional » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:02 pm

Super fish Moley, I like to get down and fish Britford between now and the close. Been speaking to a couple of mates who live down that way and the fishing has been difficult this year mainly due to low rainfall, you must have caught it just right.
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Re: Avon Roach

Post by Moley » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:04 pm

RBTraditional wrote:Super fish Moley, I like to get down and fish Britford between now and the close. Been speaking to a couple of mates who live down that way and the fishing has been difficult this year mainly due to low rainfall, you must have caught it just right.
Not fished Britford since the summer RB....... and won't until spies tell me the flow has reached sufficient levels for the Town Roach to drop down into the new river, where a Fat Mole will be waiting for them :Hat:

I was fishing the Salisbury Club waters right in the town, it was raining quite hard and had coloured the water a little; enough for the roach to come on the feed just as I was packing up!

If Matron :Scared: had not been picking me up I would have stayed just a little longer but not too long, as night time on town stretches seems to attract the local drunks and weird, tormented souls :Confused:

This is not conducive to relaxing fishing............ :club:

Back on the Test in the coming weeks, with hopefully a few more 2lb'ers coming to see me :Thumb:

As ever,.......

Moley
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Re: Avon Roach

Post by Tweed » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:37 am

Moley wrote:
RBTraditional wrote:Super fish Moley, I like to get down and fish Britford between now and the close. Been speaking to a couple of mates who live down that way and the fishing has been difficult this year mainly due to low rainfall, you must have caught it just right.
Not fished Britford since the summer RB....... and won't until spies tell me the flow has reached sufficient levels for the Town Roach to drop down into the new river, where a Fat Mole will be waiting for them :Hat:

I was fishing the Salisbury Club waters right in the town, it was raining quite hard and had coloured the water a little; enough for the roach to come on the feed just as I was packing up!

If Matron :Scared: had not been picking me up I would have stayed just a little longer but not too long, as night time on town stretches seems to attract the local drunks and weird, tormented souls :Confused:

This is not conducive to relaxing fishing............ :club:

Back on the Test in the coming weeks, with hopefully a few more 2lb'ers coming to see me :Thumb:

As ever,.......

Moley
I should think you find a different class of tormented soul on the Test?

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Re: Avon Roach

Post by Moley » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:51 pm

Tweed wrote:I should think you find a different class of tormented soul on the Test?
In the warmer months you would be correct in your analysis but in Winter near the Towns and villages.......oh boy :Scared:

Water seems to attract them all :Confused:

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Re: Avon Roach

Post by Ian » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:56 pm

Couple of lovely roach,really vibrant red eyes on them,especially the bottom one.well done
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