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GARY NEWMAN’S angling adventures


Another nice perch comes over Mike’s landing net. If the hook is going to come out this is often when it happens.


Before going fi shing I liquidise some prawns in a blender to use as feed.


Once liquidised the prawns are like a pate consistency and give off lots of attraction in the water.


and also for feeding closer in as it could be squeezed into a ball. The fishery has a groundbait ban, and this would be a good way of getting some smell into the water – much like I do with lots of chopped worm when fishing elsewhere. I had originally planned to join Mike sometime


HAMPSHIRE Alton Medstead


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VENUE information DESCRIPTION. The newest lake


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on the fishery, dug in 2000 and Havant


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fish and matches are held on there. Pagham All the usual commercial fishery


opened in 2002. It has a good Chichester head of silver fish, plus tench andSouthbourne A259 some smaller carp.Southsea It is the sort of water where you can catch lots of East


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or less down to around five feet or so. The perch run ST MALO


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to specimen size and particularly like prawns and mussels.


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TICKETS. Cost £10 for the day or £5 for juniors/OAPs. For more details call 01798 874853.


LOCAL TACKLE SHOP. Tidal Angling, Pulborough. Tel: 01798 873790.


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LOCATION. Mill Farm Fishery is situated just off of the A29 at Bury, about three miles south of Pulborough. Leave Pulborough on the A29 and after passing through Waterfield take the right turn onto the B2138 signed Frittleworth and Petworth. Almost immediately is a road on the left signposted West Burton. The entrance to the fishery is 300 yards down this road on the left. For those you with a satnav the postcode is RH20 1NN.


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tactics work. The lake is fairly shallowSelsey Bill with depths ranging from a couple of foot


Bracklesham Bay


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Drennan Carbon Specimen hooks with the barbs crushed and a ceramic ring, taken from a rod eye, are two bits of perch tackle I wouldn’t be without.


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around dawn but, due to being out a lot on features Down


including ones where IA264 fished all night, I felt S Pottage


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Northchapel late morning, feeling much better and ready to fish. Had I gone first thing I’d have been dozing off in my A272


exhausted when I woke up and eventually arrived A264


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Billingshurst chair!


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Fittleworth A285


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Mike informed me that after a fairly slow start in Pulborough one area he’d moved to a swim that didn’t look anything special but was slightly deeper than all those around it, and he’d caught fairly quickly. He already had several fish in the net, including one of 3 lb 2 oz – keepnets aren’t usually allowed but we’d been given permission by the fishery to use one for the feature.


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B2139 Steyning Findon


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by-Sea Worthing Goring- Worthing


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Hurstpierpoint Keymer


Pyecombe Stanmer A27


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Hove Rottingdean


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Putting perch back into your swim can spook the rest of them, so where keepnets aren’t allowed walk the fish up the bank a couple of swims in your landing net


and let it go there instead. As you’d expect in a coloured stillwater, these fish


were far paler with less defined stripes and duller redfins than the ones I’m used to catching in rivers, but they were still very impressive and I wanted to catch one. I decided to start in a swim that the bailiff had


pointed out as being an area that often produced the big perch in matches, but when I had a chuck around with a lead I found it to be very shallow, only a couple of foot, whilst Mike had about four foot in front of him. Despite not feeling too confident as we’d been


having a few cold nights, I decided to give it a couple of hours, and if nothing happened to move somewhere else for the rest of the afternoon, and


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Mike landed the best perch of our fi rst session on Mill Farm, this 3 lb 2 oz cracker. Copthorne


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Where allowed it pays to keep perch in a properly staked out keepnet so they don’t spook the rest of the shoal.


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“No matter what size the fish I won’t sit on a water that literally is a muddy whole in the ground stuffed with fish.”


what is usually the most productive time around dusk. I was going to fish two rods on buzzers, using a


link legered feeder on both, with the run ring being made from the ceramic insert of an old rod ring, which are extremely free running and offer virtually no resistance to a taking fish. My rods were 1 lb test curve with a fibreglass


quivertip, the reason behind this being that on these types of water it is not always possible to point your rod directly at the bait and, being fibreglass, they bent round very easily, and by sitting watching them I could detect a bite very early on. They were also soft enough not to make a fish drop the bait – especially when coupled with a light bobbin fished on a long drop. I’ve found in the past that you often get a


little twitch or two prior to a proper bite developing and the quivertip gives you a visual warning rather


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