Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

MEMORIES OF A COLD AND FOGGY MATCHDAY; Say Howdy to Cloudy Mixtures as Weather Warms Up COARSE ANGLING

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

MEMORIES OF A COLD AND FOGGY MATCHDAY; Say Howdy to Cloudy Mixtures as Weather Warms Up COARSE ANGLING

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Byline: By TONY CURNOW

I REMEMBER some years back when my team Yarm AA were fishing a Teesside League match on a cold and foggy day on the River Swale at Northallerton.

The water was gin clear with minnows flashing about below me at a depth of about six foot and any self respecting chub lurking about could have seen me for miles.

I had to catch, it was as simple as that and I tried every chub bait going but all to no effect.

About 50 yards down stream was a tiny bush and I noticed that a few floating casters were making their way across the flow towards it.

With my feet in the water I started to make a cloud in the mud and saw that the cloud was also drifting across to the bush.

I impaled a chunk of Mother's Pride finest onto a size six hook and cast into the middle of the cloud.

A tentative knock came on the rod tip a couple of minutes later and then whack!

Several angry pounds of angry chub were pulling back.

At the weigh-in we needed two pounds four to win and when I told the lads that I had a small chub they expected the worst.

The scales however told a different story and at 4lb 10oz, the fish was good enough to win the match for us.

The Northallerton lads were devastated.

My head was in the clouds.

But nevertheless cloudy ground bait will draw fish into your swim and you don't have to rely on mud.

Most cloudy mixtures contain little or no feed and this is a tactic well worth considering as the weather warms up.

Give it a go because it does work.

AROUND the local still waters it was snow clouds that anglers had to contend with.

But the fishing was tremendous considering the conditions.

The best attended match of last weekend was the 64 peg Browning Quaker Spring Pairs match at the Oaks fishery.

In-form Daiwa Cleveland angler James Dent out fished the rest of the field by opting for the long pole with chopped worm and caster from peg 40 on the Alders Lake to catch a mixture of fish in his winning 69lb 5oz bag. …

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