Throop Fishery News - 5th. December 2010
Subject: Throop Fishery News - 5th. December 2010
Send date: 2010-12-12 11:32:58
Issue #: 59




Throop Fishery Report - 5th. December 2010

Hello and welcome to the Davis Tackle Website.


Monday, and the country is seeing some really nasty weather with lots of snow and very low temperatures, at Throop to date, with have not had any snow so far, but with the forecasters telling us that it could well arrive, we wait with fingers crossed.


Today I was back at the hospital with my wife Tina, for another operation on her eye, so one hour and four stitches later I was on my way home, I will not be putting any silly pictures on the report regarding this, she may lock all my fishing tackle away, and ban me from going out for a week or two. The river bank has been empty of anglers, mind you I did see one angler, I went to investigate and I’m sure it was Wagner, after his departure from the x-factor on Sunday, I suppose he is at a loose end.

Some bloke called Wagner

No of course it wasn't, I was kidding, when you have no reports, I have to put something down.


Tuesday and despite a couple of lads braving the cold, there were no reports, the forecast is snow, and the North East wind is picking up that will make the chill factor very high.

A crappie days fishing....

My advice for today would have been to stay indoors and keep warm, with temperatures as low as -5c it just isn't worth the trip, the forecast for Saturday is a high of 7c, so we shall wait and see.


Wednesday and the North East wind is with us, making the wind chill factor very cold, I went for walk up to the weir this morning, passing an empty car park, the EA were still at the weir carrying out some tree work, water temperature was 38c, the level was again down a bit more, and the colour is still dropping out.


I must say that the weather is far to cold for me, so if anyone is out fishing, they must be mad, but hang on, there is a mad angler on the banks, and it is none other than John McGough, and his madness paid off, he was well and truly rewarded with a stunning chub, this fish is a PB for John weighing in at 7lb 12oz, well done mate, and well deserved, especially sitting out in biting conditions. 

A superb chub of 7lb 12oz landed by John McGough

Thursday and all I can say is, oh dear, can you believe it, just one fish caught all week so far.

Here at Throop we have been watching the rest of the country suffering with vast amounts of snow, and it was only after being sent an e-mail did I realise what two feet of snow looked like..............................

Two feet of snow

Ok that was a joke, you can blame Nigel for that one, I only passed it on, but the news is, we woke up this morning to our first batch of snow, I looked out of the window and decided it was a day indoors, this is a view from my window, behind the tree is Hicks Farm, and behind that is the river.

The wintery view from The Hutch

What a wonderful thing snow is for a bailiff, no cars in the car park means there are no anglers by the mill, and if you do see a car parked  by  School Bridge, it's easy, just follow the footprints, and today, there is none, so once again, I have no catch reports, mind you there is not a sign of a pot hole on Throop Road, all covered in the white stuff, so we had a small share, we don't feel so guilty now.


Friday and would you believe it, the rain has been lashing down all night and  most of the snow is disappearing, that brings on more problems, rising and coloured water, still if it gets rid of the weed, then that is a blessing for the float boys.

Again I have had no reports.


Saturday, and I must say, this is fishing, no catch reports, and most of the anglers including myself have gone into hibernation, I have just lost the will to have a go, I spend most of the time looking out of the window, I just can't wait for the football to start, what a sad state of affairs.


Sunday, and this is the day that I have been waiting all week for, it’s the E.LEAH Cup on Beat two at Throop, fish 10:00am to 3:00pm, now this should be very interesting, all of us specimen hunters have kept off the banks all the week, so as not to give the fish anything to eat, to make it easy for the match boys, yeah right! Well what happened was, despite making numerous phone calls, the only information that I managed to obtain was, a winning weight of 30lb +, also the capture of a barbel, but best of all, was the capture of a chub of 8lb 4oz, when this is confirmed and verified, it will be brilliant news, giving the captor a PB and a new Dorset Stour record. [Brian has subsequently told me the captors name is Nigel Groom]


The old record was shared between Chris Allport, who captured a chub weighing 8lb 2.5oz, this was in 2005, and K.Clubb who had the same weight fish in 2008, so I hope to have some more info to put on next weeks report. I thought that the catch of the week was going to John McGough, with his PB chub, plus he loses out on a gold medal for the only catch of the week, sorry John, nice try.

Well I must say that the weather was the winner this week, but well done to all you anglers that ventured out on the banks, I shall give the fishing a miss for a few days, but I hope to be back on the banks next weekend, we have been promised a slight rise in temperatures.

For any catch reports, phone me on, 07740777967 or e-mail me at please mark all e-mails, put Throop in where it says subject.

Many thanks.

Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.



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