Saturday, 17 November 2018

Homemade Lures

Had some fun today with lures made from old plastic straws.  Many thanks to Chris Phillips for sending me some to try!

Thursday, 15 November 2018


Its been a bit of a disastrous week in fishing terms.  Ive been sneaking out on the way home at a nearby bridge on the River Brue without any reward whatsoever.  Ive bought a ton  of lures off ebay and non of them tickled the interest of a passing Pike.

Yesterday I had a (very) quick go on the South Drain at Shapwick.  A few minutes in a cast a bit to casually and my Savage Gear lure wrapped round a small tree.  Rather than being sensible and simply cutting the braid, I decided to give it a yank and another yank and... snap!

What a pleb.  I stormed off like a spoilt brat and vowed never to go lure fishing ever again...

After work today I headed back to the South Drain but a different bridge (at the other end).  Before you ask, I bought two lure rods a while back (because I know myself very well...)

Anyway, with the darkness already encroaching I gave a few little casts and very slow retrieves with a little HTO rubber lure.  It didn't take long before a small Perch took interest.

Under the bridge was the place to be 


A start.

Of course when you get one little Perch, there are often more...

 This photo doesnt do him justice.  He was a little cracker.

So my new rod has been christened.  I nearly snapped yesterday but am feeling better about things after this evening.  Still no Pike though.  I think my rods have some kind of anti-Pike coating.