THROOP REPORT 18/10/2014
Hello again and welcome to another Throop Report.
So I start today, Thursday 25th September, and who better to start with, our Roach fanatic, Ian Boniface, and today the Roach are again his quarry.
Ian caught 6 Roach today between 1lb 8ozs and 2lb 5ozs, with his two best fish weighing in at 1lb 14ozs and that big one of 2lb 5ozs.
Well done Ian, all we have now is to get you to take some selfies.
There are some very nice Roach that are making a show at the moment and it's well worth targeting these beauties, good baits to use are Tares, along with Hemp, Sweetcorn is another bait to be considered, these baits should keep the minnows at bay.
Despite Peter Hilken's recent success in landing a 12lb 8oz Barbel on a small hook, today he was very unlucky to lose another estimated double figure Barbel when his small hook straightened, unlucky Pete.
This Brings to the question of hooks, we have all had our favourites in the past, and we continued to use them with confidence until a disaster happened and we then have second thoughts.
Now I am not going to preach to you what hooks to use but I had the same problem when I lost confidence in my hooks, they were blunting when they were pulled across they gravel, they never seemed strong enough, after a chat with Phil Nixon, he put me on to another brand, and I have never yet regretted changing, in fact Peter Hilken has now splashed the cash and now uses the same hooks.
Friday 26th September.
Today saw Alan Paget back on the riverbank, he has been in and out, backwards and forwards to the Hospital for many weeks, now he has at long last had his knee operation, spent some time at home recuperating and getting on Wendy's nerves.
So here he is on the riverbank in the pouring rain with no brolly, he said it was too heavy to carry with his incapacity, I told him to be very careful he doesn't get water on the knee.................................so how did first visit go ?....................It could not have gone better in a million years.
His first fish was brought to the net.......A fabulous Barbel of 13lb 2ozs, I said first because we have more to come.
His second fish to be brought to the net was another Barbel, this fish was even bigger, another beauty, this time hitting the scales at 13lb 12ozs.
An outstanding Barbel capture, so well done Alan, it really is great to see you back again.
There was no photo of the fish, so here is what poor old Alan's knee looks like, so if you see him limping to his swim, you now know why.
During the netting of Alan's fish, our Bailiff Sid Johnson once again broke his landing net handle which I swiftly took home to repair it.
Sid then captured a fish of his own............he won’t be needing his net for this one.
In the last report I said that Sid " should have gone to Specsavers " but seeing how Sid was going to shave off his beard I thought that perhaps we should Change his name..............It seems that he his is quite partial to a certain time of cake, so it has to be MR KIPLING........
It seems that today was one of them days that the Barbel were feeling a bit peckish and decided to feed.
And today saw another big fish caught, this was landed by George Barnby, well done mate, that was well deserved, especially the amount of time you put in, the weight of this cracker was 14lb 8ozs, the biggest fish today.
I bet you were all wondering who George Barnby is.........so now you know, it's Irish George.
Many thanks to Peter Hilken who was on hand to take to photo.
And it was Peter himself who also landed a Barbel, not a monster but a nice 7lb 5oz specimen, Peter also landed 4 Bream in his haul.
Also on the bank today was visiting angler Dan Mattock from Yeovil, along with some Bream, Dan landed some very nice Roach, these two weighed in at 1lb 5ozs and 2lb 4ozs......well done Dan.
Saturday 27th September.
Today saw "Mr Kipling" , sorry I mean Bailiff Sid Thomson put his newly repaired landing net handle to good use, and it was a nice Barbel of 8lb, well done Sid, and your handle held up to the pressure.
Glen Roach had his very first visit to Throop and went home very happy after landing a Chub of 4lb 4ozs and a Barbel of 7lb 8ozs, well done Glen I bet it won’t be long before you grace our banks again.
Many thanks for your reports.
Monday 29th September.
There was just one report in for today and that was from Andy Clark, he did send me a belated report of a vegetarian Pike who took a liking to a nice chunk of bread that Andy was using for hook bait, this was on September 6th, this is Andy's Pike.
So back to today and a nice bag of Chub weighing in at 4lb 4ozs.....5lb 8ozs...and 5lb 12ozs, well done Andy.
Wednesday 1st October
Peter McCleary has joined us for a 3 day session at Throop and he starts the first day on the worse bit of river to fish, and that is on the Hurn side of Beat One.........not that it is bad fishing, but that is where the dog walkers go to empty their dogs and then let them have a swim to get rid of all the bits, he did manage some Roach amongst the chaos, there were some nice fish in the 12/14oz range........lesson learned for the first day.
Thursday 2nd October.
And Peter McCleary is now on dog free Beat 2, so his more peaceful day is rewarded with a Chub of 4lb 4ozs.
Friday 3rd October.
This is Peter's last day of his three day trip and again he is on Beat 2, so using Hemp, Tares and Wheat he captured two Chub, one of 5lb 4ozs and best of all a magical PB fish of 6lb 12ozs, well done Peter, how nice to go home with a PB under your belt, many thanks for your report.
Next time you fancy fishing Beat 1, fish it from the Bournemouth side, dogs are not allowed there.
I did mention Peter Hilken and his problem with his hooks, not anymore, after obtaining our recommended ones, he now has given them a good test by capturing another double figure Barbel, this one was landed and weighed and hit the scales at spot on 12lb, well done mate, you must now be very confident.
Saturday 4th October.
Today we see the arrival of Keith Little from Waltham Abbey, and with him comes the crap weather, it seems that if the weather is going to turn nasty, that is strong winds and rain, it will be when Keith arrives.
His start is not very spectacular and today he managed just two Bream.
Sunday 5th October.
It's a very quiet day today on Throop, but Keith did mange two fish a bit bigger than the Bream that he caught yesterday, unfortunately they were Pike which are not Keith's favourite fish.
Remember on my last report when I tried to help out Richard Brown who was having problems with his waders, well it seems that he still can’t make up his mind and is still trying to get the last bit of wear out of his old ones whilst on the banks of Throop.
Richard struggled today trying to tempt a fish to the hook and only managed to watch all his freebies being eaten by the crafty Chub.
Tuesday 7th October.
Keith is still trying to capture one of those elusive Barbel, and today he captured four Bream to 6lb and a Roach of 1lb 7ozs.
There was one Barbel caught today, that went to an unknown angler and weighed in at 12lb 12ozs.
Wednesday 8th October.
Chris Martin captured a nice bag of fish, there was a nice catch of Perch to 1lb 12ozs, plus Chub of 4lb 12ozs....5lb 2ozs...and one of 6lb...here is a photo of Chris with his 6 pounder...well done mate.
John Hoskings returned to Throop after an absence of 25 years and decided to fish the same swim that he fished all that time ago, George was on hand to offer his assistance, he lent John his unhooking mat to sit on and advised him what bait to use, and in just a very short space of time his rod bent round on a three foot twitch and John soon landed a Barbel of 8lb...it just goes to show, I wonder if he will be back in another 25 years, well done.
George Barnby and Peter Hilken both landed some Bream.
And just to remind you all that today saw an absolute rotten batch of weather, very heavy rain and high winds, today was a day for LOSERS, Keith Little lost his landing net bag, Sid Johnson lost his brolly, all blown in and gone forever, two chairs were blown in but retrieved, I lost my pegs and cord that I use for tying down my brolly.
Mick Browning lost his landing net float device, and on returning to my van, I had lost my drivers mirror, it had be smashed off by a passing idiot motorist.
They say it's good to get out on the riverbank.........not today.
Thursday 9th October.
Another day of high winds and lashing rain, I decided to give fishing a miss today, but today was still very important here at Throop, we are having delivered another 6oo Barbel, these were the same size as the last delivery and are marked with the blue spot, some of the fish have been fitted with an internal tag and can be identified by a clipped pelvic fin, this work was carried out by Bournemouth University .
Amongst those that attended the restocking were Avon Manager Phil Nixon, myself and Throop Bailiff Peter Hilken, along with Pete Reading and Chris from the fish farm.
Also in attendance was Roy Westwood, the former editor of Anglers Mail, Roy was editor from 1986-2002 when he retired as editor, Roy was in charge when Anglers Mail became the first all colour angling magazine in June 1991.
Roy also developed Stillwater Trout Magazine, Roy now works at Anglers Mail as a photographer.
Friday 10th October.
Another very quiet day on Throop today, we had a very welcome break in the weather with no rain and a very mild air temperature.
I joined up with Keith Little for a few hours, I never had a bite and Keith worked hard on a full days fishing for two Chub around the 4lb mark.
Saturday 11th October.
Keith Little was still looking for his Barbel on this two week visit and today was no exception, his capture today were two Chub, one of 6lb 5ozs and the other was a touch smaller at 5lb 10ozs, also brought to the net was a 9lb Pike that should have known better.
Aaran Morgan, had two sessions, one was a 3 hour stint on Friday and the other was a 4 hour stint today, his total tally of these sessions were one Bream and 5 Chub , the two biggest Chub weighed in at 5lb and 5lb 6ozs.
Monday 13th October.
An unlucky number for some people but not for Keith Little, today he captured his first Barbel of his visit, a nice fish of 7lb 2ozs, well done mate.
Now you know when you have been waiting ages for a bus and two come along together, well that's what happened to Keith, ( no not a bus ) it was another Barbel, and this one weighed exactly 7lb, this was followed up by a Chub of 6lb 1oz, all these fish came in a very short space of time, and then that was it, no more fish at all.
Bailiff Andy Wyatt was also looking for a nice Barbel but this was not to be, 8 Bream was brought to the net plus two nice Roach to 1lb 2ozs.
Well done lads and thanks for the reports.
Tuesday 14th October.
Keith Little again captured just a single Chub that weighed 5lb 5ozs.
Peter Hilken had two Bream.
Des Norris had a Barbel of 8lb on last knockings, one of those fish that was captured as he was packing up.
Now for a classic, two friends of Keith Little came down for a two day visit, one was Andy Childs and the other was Joe Royffe.
Joe chose his swim and tactics with great care and was rewarded for his efforts with a Barbel of 13lb 8ozs and 5 Chub, well done mate a great catch.
Wednesday 15th October.
Just one report for today and that was Joe Royffe, after roving about the fishery and covering quite an area he decided to settle, I bet it was because he was knackered after walking so far, but Joe had enough stamina left to net his next fish which was another Barbel and this was even bigger, the scales thumped down to a wonderful 13lb 14ozs..............Now that was magic.
Thursday 16th October.
Sid Johnson landed a Chub of 4lb 12ozs without breaking anything.
Andy Child landed a Tench of 4lb 8ozs, plus a nice bag of Perch over the pound mark and some Roach.
Keith Little shared a swim with Joe Royffe, there were no Barbel in this session, but two Chub for Keith and one for Joe, Keith also lost a couple of fish.
Well that's about it for this report, many thanks for all of you that sent in your captures and stories and the photos.
The river has now got some colour in it, most of the heavy weed that has been hung up for most of the season has been washed through, we still have the weed slowly dying off, watch the rise in the water levels.
Keep a copy of water levels at this time of the year, it can be a great help.
For any information on conditions call Throop manager Chris Allport on 07789 408501
or for your reports and information call me on 07740777967 or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.
THROOP REPORT 29/09/2014
Hello and welcome to another Throop report.
Again it seems a bit bleak with not that many reports are coming in, although in saying that, a big thank you for those of you that have sent me their reports.
I can’t believe that as I sit at the computer and write this report the heavens have opened up and the rain is lashing down, its Wednesday the 24th Sept, and today is another first, I have a new e-mail service from BT, poor old Yahoo is no longer, they have served me well, it took me 30 years to get the hang of their service and now I have to start all over again, another 30 years to get to grips with the new system which will make me 101 years old.
So what has been happening on the river ? .........well we do need lots of rain to increase the water level and get a nice flow going in some of the deeper swims.
We have had days when quite a few anglers have been on the riverbank, but mostly it has been very quiet with just a few lads on the banks, the visiting anglers seemed to have made up the majority.
Saturday 30th August.
Chris Clark fished a very prolific swim that can produce some fine specimens, but this particular swim has struggled all this season for some reason, and this session was no exception, using maggots he attracted one of our famous species, THE MINNOW, but on a very tough day one of these little fish took a shine to his bait and was well and truly hooked, but this was not the end, one of the Toothy Critters took a shine to his freshly caught Minnow and hey presto ! a 5lb 8oz Pike was brought to the net.
Although he does not normally fish for this species it was very welcome on a tough day.
Sunday August 31st.
A report came in today which, although a bit sparse is worth a report, Dave the painter ! ( sorry that's all I got ) landed a nice Barbel of 12lb 14ozs.
Richard Brown was back on the banks today having a rest from the university where he works, and today he had 5 Chub to 3lb caught on various methods, so well done Richard especially on a difficult day, but then came the bad news, his 30 year old waders have finally given up the ghost and he will now have to dig deep and buy a new pair, this really is a shame, everyone would recognise him by this big brown baggy pair.
So just to help out Richard to choose a new pair, I have got three photos for him to choose from. I bet you lot click on the SHORT ONES to get a better look.
WAS I RIGHT......DID YOU CLICK ON THE SHORT ONES ?
I had an early morning session and all I could manage was a very large Eel, and no I did not weigh it, I never wanted it in the first place.
Tuesday September 2nd.
Just one report came in for today and that came from Bailiff Peter Hilken who had a mixed bag, 4 Bream, Roach, Dace, Pike and two Perch, well done Peter and thanks for the report.
For those of you that like Perch fishing, here at Throop there are some fine specimens which grow to some great sizes with fish growing to over 4lb, and there have been many Perch showing lately.
Thursday September 4th.
At last David Norris has captured his first Barbel of the season, it was captured on Sunday 24th August and today I received the details, well done David and many thanks for your report and photo, a cracking first of the season weighing in at 13lb.
But that is not all.............on Wednesday 27th August he landed his PB Chub of 6lb 8ozs.....congratulations on your PB mate.
And if you thought that was it, you would be completely wrong...........what on earth has he trod in, on Sunday 31st of August he has gone and done it again, another Barbel, and this beauty weighed in at 13lb 9ozs, and many thanks to Irish George who was on hand to photograph another double.
Aaran Morgan is again on the banks and again being very successful, this session saw him land two Chub, one at 6lb 2ozs and the biggest at 6lb 5ozs.
Well done again Aaran.
Saturday 6th September.
And it’s another PB, this one goes to Tony Riley who captured two Chub, one weighed in at 5lb whilst the PB hit the scales at 6lb 2ozs.
Well done mate and congratulations on your PB.
Sunday 7th September.
The only report for today was from Ivan Hoare who had a pleasant evening session landing two Chub to 3lb plus 8 Perch to 1lb, well done Ivan.
Monday 8th September.
Roach man Mark Wintle was again applying his float tactics and had a mixed bag of fish, they were made up of Roach and Dace, there were over 100 fish captured with the best fish, a Roach, weighing 1lb 6ozs.
Next up is Chris Brewer who by his own admission has been having camera problems, it seems that the camera and the gadget that holds it are not talking anymore and they have developed a wobble, but despite all this he did manage to land a nice Barbel of 12lb 2ozs, well done Chris, but unfortunately the first photo shows the Barbel only weighing 2lb 1oz, that's because of the wobble we can only see a bit of the fish.
Tuesday 9th September.
And its Tony Riley with a nice Barbel, I say nice because we just love to see this size of fish coming through, 7lb 1oz was its weight, well done Tony and thanks to Chris Allport for taking the photo.
Three lads were up and down the riverbank today, there was newlywed Luke, his buddy Sam, and Uncle Terry, who was reliving his boyhood days whilst wading and catching some well-earned Chub up to 1lb . Luke captured 3 Chub to 6lb whilst Sam landed a 4lb 12ozs fish.
Well done lads and what a great and gruelling day you had together, many thanks for your report.
Wednesday 10th September.
Not only have I been struggling to get some reports but I have been struggling for over an hour to get the computer working again, don't ask what I done but it’s on the mend again, fingers crossed when I put the pictures on.
Laurie Goldsmith was on the banks today and landed 6 Perch in the first 30 minutes with the best fish weighing 1lb 5ozs.
So what's his secret ? I think I have found the answer, could it be this ?
Thursday 11th September.
Jim was down from Newcastle on one of his weekly visits, this one was not the greatest, and yes we have all done it, he left his rod and reel leaning up against the fence at School Bridge whilst he was loading his car, and sure enough off he drove leaving his pride and joy behind, well after a few phone calls and a plea of help on the Ringwood forum one of our members Paul Allen replied and I am glad to say that Jim may soon be reunited with his beloved gear.
Many thanks to Paul for his help in the matter...........good on yer mate.
Friday 12th September.
And it’s very quiet on Beat two today, just four anglers were on the bank at 4.00pm.
Bailiff Sid Johnson was one of them and managed to land a nice Chub of 6lb, well done Sid.
Saturday 13th September.
They say that 13 is unlucky, I suppose they could be right, only one report today and that was from Steve Johns who landed a nice Barbel of 12lb 9ozs.
He was a BIT unlucky, it could well have been 13lb on such a memorable day.........well done Steve.
Sunday 14th September.
Those two buddies were back on the banks again, and this time Luke and Sam went back to basics with their fishing methods, this time they were roving and covering a lot of ground, Luke had 5 good Chub to 5lb 5ozs plus some nice Perch to 1lb 8ozs, whilst Sam had a great Chub of 5lb 10zs and cried when he lost a bigger one which liked the large weed bed better than his landing net, but Sam's best moment of the day was when he landed a splendid Perch of 2lb 4ozs.......Sam may have caught some more but he had to rush home for a shave.
Well done lads and many thanks for your report.
Tuesday 16th September.
Aaran Morgan has hit another 6, this time it's a 6lb 3oz Chub, well done mate you are certainly catch a few this season.
Ivan Hoare was again into some fish, this time it was 4 Chub to 4lb plus some nice Perch to 1lb....well done again.
For those of you that like Br**m, sorry about the dreaded word, but Mark Baldwin had one of those slabs that weighed in at 6lb 10ozs, well done mate.
Friday 19th September.
A day to remember for Bailiff Peter Hilken, apart from four Bream he put his rod and skills to the test by landing a nice PB Barbel of 12lb 8ozs, well done Peter and from your photo you look well delighted, congratulations on your PB.
Wednesday 24th September.
Tony Riley text me saying that he had landed a Chub of 4lb 12ozs and a chap further along the river had Bream to 6lb.
I was also fishing........or trying to, 25 Ducks in the swim.....2 Cormorants....1 Otter....1 large Pike....two large Owls screeching at one another.
So what did I catch.............don't be daft, not a bite, even an hour into darkness.
Have you ever wondered about your favourite fishing hat, as a Bailiff it’s amazing how you can walk the banks and see another angler and recognise him by his hat.
For example......Pete Reading......Jon Cadd.....Des Norris....Scott Mosley.....Irish George...........and my new one.
Many thanks for all your reports, pray for some rain.
If you require any river info you can contact Chris Allport on 07789 408501.
Or call me on 07740 777967 or e-mail me email@example.com for your reports or info.
Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.
THROOP REPORT 01/09/2014
GREAT NEWS FOR THROOP.........THURSDAY AUGUST 28th.
Today saw the release of 900 Barbel into Beat 2.............these fish are all about 6 inches long and are our fish for the future.
Another 600 will be released at the end of September.
A lot of these fish have been marked with a blue spot on their underside.
They were purchased by R.D.A.A. and the Barbel Society.
Many thanks goes out to Phil Nixon and Pete Reading for their tireless work in organising and obtaining the fish.
These fish were obtained from Bowlake Fish Farm and were delivered by the owners Pat and Chris.
You can log on to their website which is.
click on link. http://www.hampshirecarp.co.uk/
A few anglers were on the river today and saw the release of these little beauties, they were released by Chris and Pat from Bowlake, also present was Chris Allport, Pete Reading and myself.
Phil Nixon would have loved to have been be present but due to another important commitment he was unable to attend.
It was great to see Pat and Chris meet up with a few of their ex-pupils from Sparsholt College.
So let’s hope these little beauties hide their self away until they reach 16lb +.
It has been the slowest few weeks for receiving reports, so there must be a million reason why this is happening, but that's life.
SUNDAY AUGUST 10th.
We had a PB today, and it's Aaran Morgan, he is doing very well at the moment and today is no exception, he landed 6 Chub with the best fish weighing in at 6lb 9ozs a new PB, well done mate and thanks for you report.
MONDAY AUGUST 11th.
Today sees a nice double figure Barbel, this was captured by Steve Taylor who apparently was shown a few tips by Bailiff Steve New
who is delighted that his plan worked, this cracker weighed in at 13lb 4ozs....well done Mr Taylor, but that's not all.......
Two days later, he capture another double, again using tips supplied by Mr New, and this time on Wednesday 13th August, he landed another cracker, this fish weighed in at 12lb 4ozs........what a great couple of sessions, I bet Mr New must be a bit envious now.
Many thanks to you two lads for your report and photo's.
MONDAY AUGUST 11th.
I know that Ian Boniface loves his Roach fishing and the Roach have been coming out throughout the Beat, and to prove his success here is a picture of a 2lb Roach that Ian brought to the net, well done mate.
FRIDAY AUGUST 15th
Today was very quiet but I managed a few hours fishing with Tina, no Barbel or Chub today but a Perch was caught by Tina and I had a Roach, both fish fell to our pellet baits meant for Barbel.
SATURDAY AUGUST 16th.
Today belonged to Muss, now that is his nickname, his first name is Andrew, his surname is ?????Musselthwait...or Musselwait ???
I am completely at a loss on how to spell it, let’s stick to his nickname plain old MUSS.
Today he captured his smallest Barbel that has seen his net, this weighed in at 6lb 4ozs, but it was on last knockings when his rod had a
3 foot twitch and revealed a beautiful Barbel of 12lb 12oz......well done mate, sorry about the spelling.
MONDAY AUGUST 18th.
Today is Tina's birthday, and that means only one thing, a trip the shops to see how much money I can get rid of.
Rick was doing great today, ( I don't think )....it was slimy day for him, one Eel and one Bream that weighed about 4/5 lb.
Bailiff Andy Wyatt had a nice bag of fish, 4 Bream and a Roach of 1lb 9ozs, plus the addition of one nice double figure Barbel,
this fish hit the scales at 12lb 7ozs, well done mate, thanks for your report.
THURSDAY AUGUST 21st.
The only report today was from Tony Riley who landed two Chub, one of 3lb 14ozs and the other at 4lb 12oz, well done Tony, things are a bit tough at the moment.
FRIDAY AUGUST 22nd
And today the report I had was from Bailiff Sid Thomson, who found a shoal of feeding Bream, 7 fell to his rod, all of the average size of about 4lb.
There was also an unconfirmed report of a Barbel being landed of between 9/11lb.
SUNDAY AUGUST 24th
Again I only had one report today and that was from Mark Baldwin, he landed a Bream of 4lb 12ozs plus a Barbel of 7lb 4ozs,
well done Mark and thanks for your report, it is nice to see some of those mid-range Barbel making a show.
TUESDAY AUGUST 26th.
Mick Browning reported a couple of fish, a Chub 4lb and a nice Barbel of 10lb 2ozs, well done Mick and thanks for your report.
Now everyone who fishes Throop knows our own permanent fixture, and by that I mean a lad that is on the water most of the time
and that is Irish George, and today he landed a very well deserved Barbel of 14lb 4ozs, this is one of the largest so far this season, many thanks to George for his report a very good photo....cheers mate.
So thank you all for your well received reports, please keep them coming in.
At the moment the water level is up a touch, this is much needed, the river is looking very good.
check out the link, this is an up to date water level which updated each day by the E.A.
Also for those of you that have to travel a few miles to the fishery, check out and keep this link, it's for the 10 day weather forecast for Bournemouth.
If you require any up to date information on river conditions you can phone the Throop manager Chris Allport on 07789 408503.
or you can give me a ring for any river conditions and catch reports on 07740 777967 or e-mail me at
Good luck to you all.
Brian Willson Bailiff.
THROOP REPORT AUGUST 2014
Welcome to a rather delayed Throop report, yes I know it's a nuisance and you have been flitting to and fro on your computer wondering what the hell is going on, well it’s here now.
Let’s make a few excuses.......the computer has been playing up lately .............True.
I have been decorating.........................................................................................False.
I have been on holiday.........................................................................................False.
I have been sitting on my butt waiting for the reports to come in.........................True.
On the last report, I mentioned my old buddy Chris Martin from Angling Direct at Rayleigh, how good it was to see him again, so for those of you that could not put a face to the name, here is a photo of Chris.
Sorry guys that's the best I can do, you must have parted with a few quid into his sweaty palm over the years.
Tuesday July 22nd.
Today I only received one report, but it was a good one, it was from Ian Boniface with a PB Barbel of 13lb 14ozs, well done Ian a great catch and thanks for your report.
Ian was also the captor of that small Barbel that was featured in the last Throop report.
By the way, I forget of another reason why the reports were delayed...........it was medical.......Tendonitis........True.
Thursday July 24th
The only catch over the last couple of days was from Joe Froggett, who captured a nice Roach, just to add, there have been plenty of Roach that have been seen in the river this season, once we have a bit of water on and a decline in the weed, I hope to see quite a few good captures especially to the float angler.
Friday July 25th
Another grim day for the anglers that sat out the thunderstorm that last 20 minutes at 4.55pm.
Just a couple of anglers sent in their report,
Rick Willson had a Chub of 4lb, but the best reported fish of the day goes to Joey Croft with a nice fish of 6lb 8ozs, so todays winner is Joey, well done mate and many thanks for your report.
Sunday July 27th
As you can see, no catch reports for Saturday, believe it or not, Saturday can be very quiet on a lot of the fisheries, and that because it’s what we call change over day, that means that our visiting anglers are either going home or on their way to Dorset.
So now for today, the first was the capture of a 13lb 5oz Barbel to an unknown angler.
The second Barbel caught goes to Gordon Barrett with a fish of 12lb 5ozs, well done Gordon.
And thirdly a cracking Barbel of 12lb 13ozs which was captured by Aaron Morgan, it was also a PB which makes it even more special,
well done mate and many thanks for your report and a cracking photo.
Monday July 28th
All I have got today was a reported Chub of 7lb 8ozs, capture was unknown.
Tuesday July 29th.
Today was weed cutting day, and Chris found a window of opportunity to enter the river and cut some weed.
I have a bit of confusion on a name here, I hope I have got it right, if not, sorry I am sure we will put it right, the name in question is
Paul Blythman, and his fish is a nice Barbel of 11lb........well done Paul, that bits right.
Thursday July 31st.
And again we jump a day, but we do have a few fish captures, firstly its Bailiff Sid, you know the one, he's got a beard and been around for years, today he landed a nice Chub of 6lb.
So now that has reminded you of who I mean, well done Sid, mind you it could have been bigger or smaller...should have gone to
Father and son Steve and Mac were battling it out in the scorching heat, the fishing was a bit hard but young Steve did manage a Perch of about a pound and three quarters, well done, nice to have met you both, and thanks for the visit.
Robin Hamilton managed three Chub and once again we have seen captured one of those small Barbel, this one weighed in at 2lb 1oz, and how great it is to see these babies making a show, well done Robin on the capture of one of these hard to catch future fish.
The next catch was quite remarkable, I was sitting with Andy Wyatt, he had just started and had three Bream whilst I watched, but what was remarkable the fish came in three casts, and one of the bites almost took the rod off the rest, it had to be the most savage bites I have seen from a Bream, these fish were all around the 4lb mark, Andy went on to capture another 8 Bream bringing his tally of these slabs to 10 fish all in a 20 minute spell, plus he landed a Roach of 12ozs and finished the day with a nice Barbel of 12lb 7ozs.
Well done Andy..........I wonder how long it took to clean your landing net ?
Friday August 1st.
The biggest catch of the year goes to Luke Guarguaglini, also known as" Luke GaGa ", for today he married his long term girlfriend
Natasha Adlem, very good luck to you both especially Natasha who will spend the rest of her married life spelling out the name to all.
Many thanks from myself and Chris for the invite to the wedding, a good few hours spent in great surroundings and company.
Rick Willson had to fish without me today.......what do you mean HOORAY, and he managed a Chub of 5lb 9ozs.
Russ Chandler had a great Chub of 6lb 8ozs, well done Russ a cracking fish.
Brett Chandler ( yes the son of Russ, you worked it out ) has at long last renewed his membership and has not forgotten how to catch some fish, in the last three sessions he has landed 9 Chub to 5lb 4ozs......4 Bream to 7lb 9ozs plus some Pike and Perch.
Rumour has it that you showed Daddy a special rig, and THAT is how he caught his fish.
And the last bit of news today........we have had some rain at last.
Saturday August 2nd.
The river is rising and there is a fair amount of weed that is being washed down, this was expected, due to the weed cut which had to be done.
Myself and Rick blanked, whilst Chris Brewer landed a Chub of about 4lb.
Plenty of silver fish were being caught to the float anglers.
Toney Riley took a couple of Chub and a couple of Bream, all of about 3lb.
Sunday August 3rd.
The only report in for today was from Aaran Morgan who landed 5 Chub and 2 Bream, the best fish was a 6lb 5oz Chub which was also a PB, so well done mate and congratulations.
Monday August 4th.
The water is up slightly with a touch more colour but is looking very nice.
There a just a few anglers fishing today, which makes obtaining catches very difficult.
Silver fish are still making a good show to the anglers that are float fishing, and the Roach are still to be seen.
I caught up with Brett Chandler this evening, and he is still having some success, he landed a Chub and a Bream whilst I was watching.
Wednesday August 6th.
And the phantom angler was again on the banks, this day ticket angler landed two fish, a Chub of 5lb 6ozs and a Barbel of 11lb 8ozs, well done whoever you are, if you read this and recognize the catch, let me know.
Again another small Barbel has been caught, this one was about 2lb, I have never known so many small Barbel being caught, but it really is great to see.
Again some Chub and Roach have been caught, but no details were forwarded.
Thursday August 7th.
I decided to have a go at some float fishing, I landed four Roach, a Perch and a Bream of about 4lb, but unfortunately the going was tough after being pestered by Pike, the first Roach that I landed could have made a pound if it had not been bitten to bits by toothy gob.
Tina had a Chub of 4lb, but the going was tough today, and a struggle for bites.
Malcolm Graham, done ok, he landed two Chub and also a nice Barbel of 12lb 8ozs, many thanks to Rod Courtman who was on hand to take a photo.
Danny Cornick is next on the list with a cracking Chub, this fish is a PB for Danny weighing in at 6lb 9ozs, well done and congratulations on your PB, and many thanks to Brett Chandler for the photo.
Friday August 8th
The rain started at 5.00 pm, as myself and Rick arrived on the fishery, there we remained without a bite until 9.45 pm, that's when we packed up, and also that's when the rain stopped.
Saturday August 9th.
Today quite a few day ticket anglers were on the banks, again Silver fish were being caught along with a few Chub and Bream.
I managed a Roach of about 12ozs plus a Chub of about 2lb.
Robbie Allen landed a Barbel of 12lb 8ozs, whilst his son Paul had two fish, a Chub of 5lb, plus a Barbel of 11lb.
Well done you two, not bad for a few hours on the bank.
Best fish of the day goes to Joey Croft with a Barbel of 13lb 4ozs, well done Joey, many thanks for your report.
Well that's it for another report, the weather has once again kept many anglers off the river due to the heat, the evening sessions have been the best, nice warm evenings.
If you have any catch reports please contact me on 07740777967 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any information on river conditions you can contact me on the above number, or you can contact the fishery manager,
Chris Allport on 07789 408501.
Many thanks for all your reports..............Don't forget to click on the photo's to make them bigger.
THROOP REPORT JULY 2014
Hello and welcome to the Throop report.
As I write this report today, 22-7-2014, the outside temperature is beyond belief, the static reading in my car was 37 degrees, the seats were too hot to sit on.
So what has a hot car got to do with fishing ?............Its keeping many anglers off the banks, but we do have a few catches and some pictures.
Saturday July 5th.
Today Keith Little was on the banks at the start of his two week fishing break at Throop, two Chub were banked by Keith, one of
5lb 5ozs and the other at 5lb 2ozs, but his best fish was a cracking Barbel that weighed in at 13lb 15ozs.........what a great start, and very well done.
Brian James also landed two Chub, but his biggest fish came in the shape of a Pike that took a shine to his meat bait, this fish was about 7lb in weight, but there was also a much bigger monster lurking in the swim, so there were no Barbel for Brian in this session.
There were a lot of canoes that were making their way down the river today, this was not helping any of the lads that were fishing.
Canoes and other watercraft are not allowed on Throop, they should not be there, but unfortunately at the moment there is not too much that can be done, there are plans in place to try and stop this invasion and we will do our best to get it stopped.
On this particular day it was a lot of students who were trying their luck in their blow-up dinghy's.
We have had a meeting with the Police who will act if any aggression is created by these people.
Joe Froggett has at last posted me a photo of a proper fish and not that snake like creature that he had on his last report, this Chub weighed 5lb 6ozs, well done Joe and thanks.
Mark Edkins also sent in a photo of a Chub, this fish was not a monster but a very welcome 4lb 5oz Chub, it never ceases to amaze me how some people can look really good in photos.
Could it be the hat ?.................NO !.......................I wear a hat, it must be his good looks and age.
Sean Dent is next on my list, you must remember this guy.......he is always eating and never fails to send me his menu.
Can you remember on one of my previous reports I called him SEAN "Billy Bunter"
Well todays menu was very sparse by Sean's standards,
1 large bag od Doritos.
1 Banana.................I reckon he must be on a diet, but it never stopped him catching a few.
Two Chub....5lb and a monster of 7lb 5ozs.
One Barbel of 9lb 5ozs................and a perch, well done Sean.
Sunday July 6th
The only report I had in for today was from Keith Little, todays tally was,
Two Chub.......4lb 10ozs....5lb 4ozs.
One Bream of 5lb.
And last but not least, another cracking Barbel, this one weighed in at 12lb 12ozs, well done mate, what a good start.
Keith's story is not over yet, he always seems to have problems with the animals, on previous visits he had a horse nick his chair which he had to run after to get it back, the horse had the last laugh when it chewed one of Keith's wing mirrors on his car, he had left his car by a wall and Dobbin put his head over the wall for a munch up.
He also had a Cow pinch one of his rod tip protectors, which again resulted in a running session.
So today as he was unpacking his car, in the same spot that saw a horse nick his chair and chew his wing mirror, he placed his gear on the ground on the other side of the fence, and low and behold, overcame old Dobbin who swiped his Turkey sandwich and made of with them at a fair old rate knots................Keith !......you never learn.....Just a bit of advice, keep away from Zoo's.
Monday July 7th
And again the only report of the day came from Keith Little who landed 6 Chub to 6lb 1oz.
Well done again Keith and many thanks for your report.
Tuesday July 8th
And once again it’s the Keith Little show........sorry guys, our Keith seems to be the only one catching fish.
Today Keith had a Chub of 5lb 5ozs, and yes he has done it again, no not chased or molested by animals, he has taken his Third double figure Barbel, this one was the biggest of the three that he has banked so far this week and it weighed in at 13lb 15ozs, what a great start, well done mate, and well deserved especially after last season awful sessions you had in the very bad weather and floods.
Sid has caught a Chub of 5lb 8ozs..........well done Sid, did you borrow some of Keith's bait ?
Wednesday July 9th.
And Sid has gone and done it again, he must have had a bit of Keith's bait left over......a Chub of 5lb 8ozs....good on yer mate.
Do you remember our old mate, or should I say young mate, Stephen Crowhurst, he is the lad that fell in, lost his net, lost his fish and got an electric shock off the fence.............
Well he has landed his first Throop Barbel of the season, a very welcome fish of 7lb........well done Stephen.
Friday July 11th
Just two catch reports for today, the first from Joey Croft with two Chub to just over 5lb, and myself managed to charm out a fish,
a Chub of 5lb 15ozs.
Monday July 14th
Not one single report came in for the weekend, but I must say that the lack of anglers on the banks must be that there are not many people fishing................ok it’s a joke, not funny I know, but I wish more people would respond to our begging for more catch reports.
A couple of Barbel catches were reported by blanking anglers, you know the thing " a bloke down there had a 12 pounder "
but they are all worth reporting.
Another capture were two Barbel, one of 10lb 8ozs and the other went over 12lb, he also had two Chub to 5lb 8ozs, a photo was taken by one of our members, but again nothing was received.
Sorry guys I really am doing my best.
Tuesday July 15th.
And again it's our visiting anglers who are so pleased to be catching one or two fish and sending in their report,
Jim Quartermain has landed a nice Chub of 6lb 4ozs, Jim is from Tyne and Wear and is spending a bit of time with us, well done mate and thanks for your report and photo.
Robin Hamilton from the other side of the M25 landed 4 Chub and a few Dace..........thanks Robin.
Wednesday July 17th
A rare but great occasion for me was my wife Tina deciding to come with me for a spot of fishing, I decided to watch and see how it was done, Tina is a very good angler and has caught many good fish including many double figure Barbel to 13lb 5ozs, so it was an evening fishing session, and she did not disappoint, she landed a Chub of 4lb 2ozs, well done.
Alex Ball had a cracking session, 4 Chub to 5lb 12ozs, one Barbel of 9lb 4ozs and a magical PB......a Barbel of 11lb 8ozs, well done mate there is nothing nicer than a fabulous PB.
Alex also had a haul of six Chub to 6lb12ozs a few days earlier.
Scott Moseley decided on some Tench fishing on one of our slower Beats and was rewarded with a nice bag of fish, two Bream and
two Tench, 5lb 12ozs and 6lb. well done Scott.
Scott also took his son Tyler for his birt