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Written by forum member Egbertnobacon
This was my Third trip up to Coniston in search of that illusive double. in 2008 we camped but age has degreed more comfortable surroundings are required
In the 5 days I managed 4 Fresh and 1 Saltwater launch (no fishing) with 3 blanks , 2 Pike , 4 missed runs and over 40 miles covered. Every paddle stroke was an absolute deleight in stunning surroundings.
View North from River Crake
dorado Fluff Chucking
having blanked on Friday I was on the water early Saturday and slowly float trolled North. Passing over a huge weed bed I had my first fish on but lost her at the side. I paddled back up and on the next two trolls landed fish ;D ;D These were winter fit and presteign , putting up a tremendous battle , staying deep and refusing to give in even on my lap ::)
Monday saw myself , Tarponben and MarcJ head over to Grasmere. After an age finding Parking ( we eventually hit lucky as the roadside layby was vacated) we launched into a gin clear calm lake. Grasmere is a small water with stunning views towards Dunmill raise. MarcJ bagged a 7lber and a bank angler had a big 20lber plus. me , I was happy just being there!!
fantastic Company , Venue and food , the entertainement however ::)
Fleswick Bay – St Bees head
I finished the week off by nipping over to see my folks in St Bees and had a paddle around to St Bees lighthouse and Fleswick bay , too tired to even contemplate rigging up the rods and imminent 30mph winds were forecast too