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 birthday fishing session, he was 5 years old.........and what a birthday treat for Tyler and Scott, the young lad caught his very first Perch which weighed in at 2lb 9ozs, now that's what I call a moment to treasure.
Next up is Jim Quartermain, who had a bit of an experience, his rod was bent double on a nice fish, Jim ended up in the river to retrieve what was left of a broken rod, but all was not lost, he got his broken rod back plus a nice Barbel of 11lb 8ozs.
Well done Jim.
Saturday July 19th
Tina decided to once again come fishing, she landed a small Chub, a sizeable Dace and a Roach of 1 lb
I had a Gudgeon who somehow managed to gobble down a large Elip pellet, whilst Rick landed a Chub of 4lb 4ozs.
Alex Ball was again on the banks for another session, and he hit top marks with another PB, a Barbel of 12lb 2ozs, well done again Alex.
Sunday July 20th
A very delighted Keith Humphreys landed his first Throop Barbel of the season, 8lb 8ozs, well done on your new landing net handle.
A report of a Barbel came in that was caught weighing 13lb 14ozs, but once again it’s to an unknown angler.
Scott Moseley really has got the Tench bug, so apart from one Bream, a Tench of 6lb 6ozs is brought to the net, once again well done.
Monday July 21st
And just one report came in for today, and that was from my old mate Chris Martin from Essex, if the name sounds familiar, it’s the same Chris Martin who was the manager of Angling Direct at Rayleigh and Gone Fishing on Canvey Island.
Chris persevered with large baits to no avail, but a change of tactics saw some success with plenty of silver fish and a Perch of about 1.5lb..........a nice Surprise was a Trout of about 3lb.
Well that's it for another report, it’s such a shame that some of the catches are not reported, but that is entirely up to the captors.
At the moment the river is looking very good, there is a drop more water on and the colour is not that bad, at the moment there is a tiny amount of weed that is coming downstream but that is expected after such a drop in water levels.
The real problem at the moment has been the heat, it has been unbearable, most of the lads have been fishing the evening session after the sun has gone down.
Well done to all you lads that have had success on the riverbank and many thanks to all of you that sent in your reports, without you we would not have a report.
Reports can be sent to me either by text, phone or e-mail, PHONE 07740 777967 or E- MAIL email@example.com
For any river conditions or advice contact me on the above numbers.
Or contact Throop Manager, Chris Allport on 07789 408501.
Brian Willson Throop Bailiff............................Good Luck All.
PS.......here is a photo of a small Barbel of about 1.5lb.
START OF THE SEASON REPORT
Hi Everyone and welcome to another Throop Report for the 2014/2015 Season.
Many apologies for being a couple of weeks late, it seems that work at home has caught up with me, mind you I certainly got a lot done which was worthwhile.
The start of the season was celebrated by the annual barbeque, there weren't that many people there, but those that did turn up had a few beers and plenty of grub, a couple of highlights were the Kebabs that Des Norris brought with him, truly delicious.
The other highlight was Irish George who went off for the midnight start with enough burgers and sausages to supply McDonalds, which would last a fortnight.
One of the Barbie Boys was Laurence Goldsmith who's midnight start resulted in a nice bag of fish, he had five Bream to 6lb...plus six Chub to 5lb 12ozs..........well done mate.
Steve Graham was unlucky at today’s start, he hooked and lost a good Barbel estimated at 13lb...........gutted....dropped at the net....unlucky mate.
There was a report of three Barbel caught down the end of the beat.
Rick Willson landed a couple of Chub to about 4lb..............and yes, I sat opposite him and blanked.
There were plenty of Chub and Bream caught throughout the beat.
Amongst the Chub and Bream was Steve Johns, and as an added bonus he hooked and landed a Carp of 14lb 2ozs...nice one Steve.
Joe Froggett, may have been at his wits end, and the reason was............EELS in his swim, three of them were landed, now I have taken the liberty of including a photo of Joe..........he is the only angler I know that picks up eels and has his photo done with one, well done Joe, I hope you washed your hands before you dived into your sandwiches.
The star of the day has to be Scott Mosley, two cracking Chub fell to the net....5lb 10ozs and 6lb 5ozs, plus a cracking PB .............
a Barbel of 13lb 4ozs............well done Scott and congratulations.
I must add that there are not many anglers on the riverbank for the opening week, but the weather has been very pleasant although there is plenty of colour in the water which makes fish spotting impossible.
So today, June 17th saw three Barbel caught, I had a nice clean fish of 8lb 7ozs.
Mick Browning also had a nice Barbel that weighed in at 7lb.
The biggest reported fish of the day was from Sam Pask who landed a Barbel of 11lb..........well done Sam.
Wednesday the 18th of June and remarkably the fishery is sparse of anglers, so todays story belongs to Stephen Crowhurst,
now this is a cracker......................................
Stephen chose his swim and carefully put his hard work and tactics into operation, he was soon delighted to see his rod arch over, and he was soon into a cracking Barbel,.....but OH DEAR..........his plan seamed thwarted by a landing net handle that was too short for this particular swim, as he brought his prize towards the rim of the net, he overstretched and went head first into the swim, needless to say he lost the Barbel, but that was not all..........his net was also gone, so soaking wet he dragged himself out of water and cursed his luck, but Irish George was on the other side of the river and made a gallant effort in retrieving Stephens net, so well done to George.
Stephen then sloshed his way back to School Bridge to get his net from George..........he must be a bit happier now..........NO !
It was at this point that Stephen, soaking wet managed to touch the electric fence....ZAP !
Unlucky Stephen, at least you now have a nice long handle........many thanks in sharing you story, I thought it was great.
Mark Church had a short session before lunch and landed a couple of small Chub.
Thursday the 19th June.
Just one report came in today and that was from Robin Hamilton, who fell asleep in his chair, now whether that was from the heat or just boredom, but he woke up very grumpy and did not know whether or not to move out of the sun, but he decided to stay where he was, his decision paid of, he was no longer grumpy,...... he just landed a Barbel of 7lb 4oz.......good decision Rob.
Friday 20th June.
Just two reports came in today, and again there were not many anglers on the banks, the first came in from Bailiff Sid Johnson who landed a Chub of 6lb.
Dan Crossman reported a nice capture of a Barbel of 11lb 8ozs.................well done Sid and Dan.
Saturday 21st June.
Today there was a report of a Barbel being lost which is a great shame to the angler, unlucky mate.
John Horncastle had three Chub to 6lb 6ozs.
Chris Brewer had a Chub of 4lb 8ozs, and the chap in the next swim landed a Barbel of 10lb 14ozs.
The catch of the day has to go to Steve Munn with an amazing 18 Chub haul in his session, the list is as follows,
CHUB...5lb 11ozs...5lb 9ozs...5lb 4ozs...5lb 3ozs x 2... 7 in the 4lb range....5 in the 3lb range, one of about 12ozs plus a Bream of 4lb.
Now that is what we call a good day on the riverbank.......well done Steve.
Oh, I almost forgot..........I managed a Chub of 4lb 10ozs.
Sunday 22ond June.
And I only had one report for today, and that was from Aaran Morgan who had a 10 Chub haul with fish to 5lb 8ozs.
Well done Aaran, you saved the day.
Monday 23rd June.
Congratulations to Bailiff Sid Johnson on his PB Chub of 7lb........we are all delighted for you, well done Sid.
Another Bailiff catch, and that goes to Andy Wyatt with a nice haul of Chub, 5 over 4lb with the best fish weighing in at 5lb 2ozs.
Well done Andy, and it’s great to see you on the firm.
Aaran Morgan is again on the banks, and this time it’s an after work session, first fish was a Chub of 4lb then ......WHAM......
A Carp takes the bait and is weighed in at 18lb......good stuff Aaran, well done.
Tuesday 24th June.
Mark Edkins had plenty of bites today, and most were the Mozzys, but he did manage one Chub of 4lb 5ozs.
Wednesday 25th June.
Just one report for today and that was from Sid Johnson with a Chub of 6lb.
Thursday 26th June.
Chris Brewer had a baby Barbel, I don't know the weight, we just love to see small Barbel.
Kenny Thompson is very successful on the Royalty and has struggled a bit on Throop, but today he landed his first Barbel from the river in two years, not a monster, but a very welcome 7lb 10oz fish.........nice one Kenny.
Peter Lane had an 8 Chub haul, all over 4lb, then 5lb 8ozs.....5lb 12ozs....and two at 6lb 4ozs, another great session, well done.
Friday 27th June.
Saturday 28th June.
Again a very empty fishery, but it was Andy Wyatt who braved the heat of the day and a monstrous rain storm, he captured 5 Chub all 4lbers plus one Perch.
Sunday 29th June.
Chris Brewer had a Barbel of 5lb.
Tony Riley was back on the banks but could not avoid the Eels, but nice to see you back again Tony.
Monday 30th June.
Alan Paget landed a nice Barbel of 11lb 3ozs and also had a haul of 6 Chub a few days earlier.
Tuesday 1st July.
Stephen Crowhurst had a Chub of 4/5lb in an early morning session.
The best Barbel of the season came from Jim Hart on last knockings, a beautiful fish of 14lb 4ozs, and its also a PB for Jim, congratulations and well done mate.
Jim's fishing buddy, Gareth " TRIGGER" did manage a couple of 5lb Chub.....well done TRIG.
Wednesday 2nd July.
Gareth Boycott had his first trip on Throop in a 4 hour after work session, and he had a great result, two Bream at 5lb apiece, 5 Chub to 6lb 1oz, and it was almost time to go home, he packed away his chair and his rod arched round and he landed a last knockings Barbel of 10lb 2ozs.........................
A great session Gareth, well done.
I was out today with big Dave Pryor and Lorraine and of course Tina for a meal, it was a great few hours.
Dave also captured a Barbel of 8lb 3ozs a few days earlier.............nice to see you both, see you in a few weeks.
As you can see, there have been some great fish caught, great looking Barbel and some good haul of Chub.
I must also mention that there have been some good Roach captured, with some nice specimens of over 1lb 8ozs.
The weather could be the reason why the fishery has been empty on many days, it has certainly been far too hot for me, I just could not sit out in all that heat.
The river has now dropped and the colour is only just dropping out, so the water conditions are ok as can be seen from some of the catches.
This season I will not be chasing up and down the riverbank looking for those great fish catches and I will not be phoning around every angler in site to see what is caught, so I will rely on all you great guys to send me your catch reports, this can be done by e-mail, text or phone call, so if you have any catches or stories, just like the one Stephen had when he fell in .
I did have an unconfirmed report of a Barbel over 15lb and a Chub of 8lb, we are still waiting for conformation.
Don't forget, if you require any up to date information on river conditions you can call Chris Allport on 07789 408503.
For catch reports and conditions call me on 07740 777967 or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Luck to you all.
Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.
CLOSE SEASON REPORT 2014
I thought it would be nice to say hello and keep you up-to-date with the river on Beat 2 at Throop.
After those nasty floods, the whole of Beat 2 was covered in water, it looked like a giant reservoir, the flood water peaked on Christmas Day and the water kept us off the banks for many weeks, but towards the end of the season quite a few of us managed to get out, although some of the swims were limited, and even then it needed a pair of chest waders to access some of the downstream swims.
I have put together a few photo's for you to look at, I will start with the wooden bridge that is situated downstream of School Bridge on the Hurn side.
The big Oak tree that was situated on the side of the bridge was uprooted during the storms, that fell into the river and also ripped up the bridge making it look like a ski ramp, this was going to be a major task, and it was.
Many thanks to the lads that was involved in the rebuild.....................click on the photo's to make them a bit bigger.
That created a few back aches, but a job well done..............Shall we call it "THE STORM BRIDGE " ?
We now move on to many blocked footpaths by fallen trees, so let me again show you one of those fallen trees that needed removing,
this one was situated downstream of School Bridge, opposite the Steps Swim.
There was also a very large limb that snapped off the Famous Aspen Tree, which is situated on the Hurn side upstream of School Bridge, this limb was about 20 feet long with a girth at its thickest point of about 3 feet, this has also been cleared.
So apart from the few trees that I have shown, we did have many more that have been cleared.
A couple of other jobs that have been done, the upstream gate at School Bridge has now got another slab which should make access easier especially for the likes of George and Sid who push their bikes.
On the other side of the river, we have the first swim upstream of the bridge, here we had a stile, this has been removed and will be refitted with a gate, the pole has been hammered in and we are now awaiting delivery of the gate, once done, it should make things much easier.
Now we come to the problem of the muddy paths, this has become a nightmare, when the water rises the banks are covered and we end up with the muddy paths which are very difficult to walk on.
On some parts of the fishery this is unavoidable, but we have taken on a bit of a challenge and have diverted some of the paths on to slightly higher ground, the work that we have done so far has proved very positive and is working very well, have a look at some of the pictures, and hopefully you will recognize the locations.
Next we have re-routed the path just above Glens Weir, this is because of the high water washing away part of the river bank.
We now continue upstream from Glens Weir crossing the two metal bridges, this is where the muddy footpaths become really bad, we have now installed a new footpath on slightly higher ground to the right of the existing, and what a great looking job this has turned out, mind you, if you like wallowing in mud, be our guest and continue to use the old path, but we really would like you to use our new path.
Work will be underway in the coming weeks to rectify as many footpaths as possible.
We still have a lot of work to do on the fishery, and that will be done in the coming weeks, but first we are going to take a short break to rest and recuperate, the weather has not been very kind over the last few days and the weekend forecast is not that great, anyway I have a few jobs at home to carry out, so they will be attended to.
Many thanks for the lads that turned up to help, this was much appreciated, mind you I was supplying plenty of chocolate.
I will post another report, perhaps at the end of May, hopefully I will have some more photos when some more work is done.
Good luck for the coming river season.
Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.
End of Season Report 2014
Welcome to the end of season report 2014.
What a nightmare it has been, Christmas bought the water level to a new record height, at 1.91, this meant that that as far as the eye could see at Throop it was covered looking like a giant reservoir, and believe it or not, there are still a few roads that are still covered in water and are closed.
Just to mention the River Avon, that suffered even worse, lots of our sections on this great river was also unfishable, the famous Royalty was also under water with just a few swims available, although a few of the lads took advantage of the dry spots and did rather well.
I left the report till the end of the season to give the lads a chance to get out and hopefully catch a few, so let me start at the beginning of March.
Saturday March 1st.
David Norris decided to have a go even though the river was still a bit out of salts, still high, cold and coloured, and it was a delighted David who found a nice dry and high spot to capture his very first Barbel, this makes it a very welcome PB, the fish weighed in at just 6lb, but on a difficult day, its very well done mate.
And would you believe it, that was the only report that I received today.
Sunday March 2nd.
And again conditions were not great, but it was Scott Mosley who found that our famous Mill Pool would be a better option, and his choice paid off, three Bream came to the net, one small fish of 3lb, followed by two lovely fish, one of 7lb 4ozs and a cracking big dustbin lid of 10lb 2ozs, well done Scott, it's great to see you back on the banks.
Monday March 3rd.
And today I only managed to get two fish catch reports, Matt had a Chub and Stuart Jupp had to work very hard for one Chub of 3lb.
Wednesday March 5th.
Today it was the Mill Pool that saw another nice catch, and today was the turn of Arran Morgan, not content with landing a Pike of over 14lb, he went on to land a stunning fish of 16lb 4ozs, well done on a great brace and how good was that when one of our Bailiffs was on hand to take a couple of photos, so thanks to Sal for the pics.
Thursday March 6th.
The river has now rose again to everyone's horror, we all thought we had seen the end to the nightmare.
Friday March 7th.
And at last the river has dropped and just like someone turning on a light switch, the river seems to have come to life.
So I made my way down to School Bridge, as I approached the bridge, I could see a very large pole sticking up with a flag on the top,
I could not understand what this was all about, but soon, all was revealed, Chris Allport was fishing by the bridge and he had just landed a Barbel of 4lb 8ozs, what a shock that was, but well done mate, it was nice to see you with a smile on your face.
Barbel Brian James never had a Barbel today but landed three Chub to 6lb 8ozs, well done mate.
Robin Hamilton is next on my list, and Robin has landed two Chub, with the best fish weighing in at 6lb 9oz, which is a new PB for Robin, well done mate and congratulations.
Stuart Jupp again had to work hard for a single fish, but avoiding a blank he landed a 3lb 8oz Chub, well done.
Aubrey Harrison, made the trip to Throop and using trotting tactics on a very pacy river managed a few Chub.
Now this next report is a bit awkward, it concerns one of our Bailiffs, I thought it might be best not to mention Dave, as it might embarrass him, but I know he has a great sense of humour, and we do share many jokes together, so what happened ?
Well he was walking towards Barbel corner on the Bournemouth side, now 99.9% of the anglers know that this area is very very muddy, and that is why we installed a gate on the right hand side of the large gate to avoid all the mud, but for some reason Dave ( not mentioning any names ) had forgotten about the small access gate that avoids all the mud. and approached the big main gate that was tied up with string, this was tied up on a previous occasion because of the horse that is now in the top field.
Anyway, Dave, who shall remain anonymous, decided to go through the big gate, he untied the string, passed through the gate and retied the gate with the string.......................THATS WHEN IT HAPPENED..............his foot sunk in the mud and he fell flat onto his face, but being the true trooper that he is, he managed to scrape himself over to his swim where he fished the rest of the day with a wet left foot.
BATMAN IN MUD WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
Stuart Jupp was back on the banks for an evening session, the going was still tough, but managed a bigger fish, a Chub of 5lb.
And last but not least, I also had a Barbel just as the light was fading, a very light coloured fish of 6lb 12ozs, I must say that it is nice to see some smaller Barbel being caught.
Saturday March 8th.
Today I was out for the day, so I was not able to get on the river but just a couple of reports came in that a few Chub were being caught plus another one of those smaller Barbel that weighed in at 4lb 12ozs, the same weight as the fish that Chris caught.
Last Saturday, Dave Norris reported his very first Barbel of 6lb, the report came to me by e-mail, I replied to him saying well done and he must now catch a bigger one.................GUESS WHAT !...........................he took my advice.
So today he went out and captured his second Barbel EVER................and what a clonker, a great fish of 14lb 8ozs, mate, I am speechless and that is difficult from me, a person that talks too much.
What a great achievement, you have gone and done it again, another PB, dare I say you now have to go and get a bigger one, of course, you go for it Dave.
Many thanks also goes to Gordon Barrett who was on hand to take the photo.
Sunday March 9th.
Today is a beautiful day here at Throop, a warm and sunny day, with lots of anglers on the bank enjoying the sunshine, the water temperature was 49.1f ....9.5c.
Gary Bounds had a couple of Chub, 4lb 8ozs and 5lb 8ozs, the way his swim was fishing I reckon he may have had some more when I left him.
Three buddies were sharing the sunshine, all of them came from the Midlands, Mike Bowker, Pete Thomas and Rob, Pete had a couple of Chub, 4lb 8ozs and 4lb12ozs.............I hope you lads enjoyed your time with us and I will meet up with you again all next season.
Next up is our old mate Luke "GaGa", his day started very well, he was fishing with his buddy Sam, but it was Luke who scored on the day, basking in sunshine he landed a nice Barbel that weighed 11lb 12ozs, well done Luke.
Pike are again being caught from the river, Shane from Tidworth was using his rather expensive lures, in fact at £25 each that's a lot of dosh, but he brought two Pike to the net with the best one weighing over 17lb, well done Shane.
I wonder how he feels when one of those lures gets caught up in a tree.
There was also a report of an angler landing a Barbel of 10lb +.
Paul Fuller also enjoyed his day in the sunshine taking 6 Chub and a Barbel of 8lb 8ozs, all taken on the feeder with a single red maggot.
His day was almost spoilt when an angler who was watching him having a good day tried to spoil it by attempting to move in opposite him, but after a few words from Paul, the angler decided against it.
Because the season has now finished I have just told you his bait and method he used, mind you Paul is an extremely good angler and he can catch fish from a puddle.
Monday March 10th.
Another Barbel was caught today, it weighed 11lb, and on this occasion I will not name the captor, he wishes to remain anonymous.
Chris Weight had two Chub to 4lb 15ozs.
Tony Riley also managed to land a few small Chub.
Reports say that Chub and Dace were being landed throughout the river.
Colin Smith was with us on a day ticket and landed a PB Chub of 6lb 2ozs, well done mate.
Andy Wyatt, had a fair day with two Chub, one at 4lb 5ozs and the other at 5lb 13ozs, but the best was yet to come, just into darkness his rod bent into a good fish, and into the landing net went a nice Barbel, this fish weighed in at 13lb 10ozs, well done Andy, that was one of the few fish that was landed in the dark, most fish were captured during daylight.
Tuesday March 11th.
Scott Mosley is back on the Mill Pool for one of his early sessions, and again he has captured some cracking fish, today was a mixed bag, starting with a Bream of 6lb, then taking his boillie and getting itself hooked was a Perch of 2lb 1oz, so things were looking very good, but it soon turned to disappointment when Scott hooked and lost a very powerful fish that took off into the middle of the Pool with Scott hanging on for grim death, but it was not to be, he was beaten up by this monster that sunk to the depths without him being able to see what the culprit was.
His grim face turned to joy when the next fish was a PB, it was a Tench that hit the scales at 7lb 2ozs, well done Scott, I shall leave it to the readers what they think of your headgear.
Today I shared the afternoon with Dave Pryor, who was down for his winter holiday with his wife Loraine, I blanked, I have been struggling with some paste, but Dave was beaten up by Minnows but did manage to have a Dace or two.
Des Norris capture a Chub of 4lb 14ozs.
Wednesday March 12th.
Andy Wyatt was back on the river plying his trade, but no Barbel today for Andy, but he did land 4 Chub,
3lb 13ozs-4lb15ozs-5lb1oz and 5lb 11ozs, well done mate.
David Clewer landed three Chub, 4lb 11ozs- 4lb 12ozs and 6lb, David has had a seven pounder in the past, but this was his first six, well done David.
Matt Jackson had a Chub of 4lb 15ozs on trotting tactics.
Jake Davoile from Coventry had seven Chub to 6lb 2ozs also on trotting tactics, not easy on this very pacy water, well done Jake.
Thursday March 13th.
Keith Humphreys captured this very hard fighting 6lb Chub on the float in a very fast and turbulent swim, I was on hand to net and photograph this fine Chub, that sure was a battle Keith.
Jake had another fine Chub of 6lb 9oz
Clive Woolner also had a Chub of 6lb 9ozs.
Gordon Barrett had a very nice Barbel of 12lb 9ozs, well done Gordon, a great fish.
Robin Hamilton finished his stint on Throop with a very hard fighting Barbel that weighed in at 13lb 6ozs and took 20 minutes to land, well done on that one Robin, but unlucky on the other fish that you hooked and lost when the hook link gave way.
It’s now back to Scott Mosley who's been fishing out of his skin this season, today his target was Pike, and again the venue was the fabulous Mill Pool, and YES folks the boy has done it again, a big pike and a broken landing net, he is putting his catches down to that hat he wears, I think it's a bit more than that, and this toothy critter hit the scales at 26lb 6ozs, well done mate, I have got a nice new net for you, some great reports and very well done.
And the last one for today was a monster Barbel caught by a holiday maker, this beautiful fish hit the scales at
16lb 2ozs..........and perhaps it could be the biggest caught from Throop this season, the captor was unknown but perhaps if he reads this, he may send us his report with his name and a photo, I do know that he took many photos.
PS I have just received some info that his name is Smith, and have been promised a photo, when I receive it I will get it posted to you all.
Friday March 14th.
The fishery was very quiet, not that many anglers for this last day of the river season, the weather was very cold, a foggy start with an air temperature of 5c, and most anglers struggled for a bite.
Chris Weight was unlucky to pull out of a fish.
Brian James landed a Chub on his last cast.
Bailiff Sid Johnson came running down to me full of excitement, I thought he may have captured a record breaker, but he was delighted to have landed a Bream of about 2lb after sitting all afternoon watching a motionless rod tip.
Clive Woolner had a couple of hours before he went to work and landed a Chub of 4lb 6ozs, so that was the end of Clive's river season.
The catch of the day came from Des Norris who has waited 10 years to break his PB OF 14lb 4ozs, and today he captured a stunning fish of 15lb 10ozs, I was on hand to witness the weighing with Irish George, it was photographed and returned to the water where it swam off with Des waving goodbye with a tear in his eye.
Well done Des that was a stunner, well done mate and well deserved.
SATURDAY MARCH 15th.......the close season.
A few photos to look at.
He said he was going to put my photo on his phone, he said he was having problems, I think he did not want my ugly face on it.
Many thanks for your great company and the meal, great to see you and Loraine again, the foods on me in June.
Taken by Luke sitting opposite.
Taken by me in revenge.
Well that's it for another season, we all have our thoughts, our ups and our downs, let’s not dwell on the past especially if has been a bit dismal, let’s hope for a happy and good river season ahead.
Many thanks to all of you that has contributed to the reports, without them there would be no reports.
Many thanks also goes to John Sudworth who puts all the reports on to the website after I have sent them to him.
Good luck to you all.
Throop Manager Chris Allport sends his best wishes to you all, and hope to see you all next season.
Brian Willson Bailiff.
Throop Report Saturday 01-03-2014
Welcome to the Throop report.
Am I allowed to apologise for the lack of reports over the last 3 weeks ?
I think the answer has to be yes, my God what an absolute nightmare, the storms have certainly created a good deal of damage on the fishery, trees down, lots and lots of rubbish washed up onto the banks and many banks have been washed away, there are lots of the bank that has been undercut by the raging storms.
We have certainly got a lot of work to do during the close season, even as I write the river is once again rising, the ground is so saturated that it only takes a small drop of rain to make an impact and effect the water level.
At the moment, on the Hurn side of the river on Beat 2, there are many parts that are difficult to access, and even then you will certainly need waders.
On the Bournemouth side of Beat 2, the river IS within its banks at the moment, ( water level 1.00 ) but you will have to contend with very muddy banks, so apart from needing wellies, it would be a good idea to take a couple of black plastic dustbin bags so as you can place you bags and other odds and ends on them without getting covered.
So it is very important that you keep up to date with the conditions, this would have to be on a daily basis, so you can phone myself or Chris for any updates.
If you are going to travel down to fish the last few days that are left this season, then you will have to take a chance on booking your accommodation, but don't be too dismayed, the Meadowbank caravan site will always be fishable as would certain parts of the Royalty, but again a phone call is always wise.
So there you are, the river level at Throop and a 10 day Bournemouth weather forecast, let’s hope this helps.
Now what about any fish that has been caught, well let’s be honest, there have not been many anglers on the river, and those that have managed a few hours have struggled due to the ever changing conditions, but I do have a few reports, so here goes.
How great it is to see Scott Mosley back on the river after a lengthy lay off, Scott is one of our young local anglers that has been very busy in his personal life, you know the type of thing, buying houses and raising a family, but here he is with a new membership and a day Piking, today he could not have chosen a worse day, windy, rain and a flooded fishery, but being so young and the only angler on the whole of the fishery he did in fact land a nice Pike of 11lb 8ozs, he did have two previous runs that he missed, Scott does like to strike early to avoid those nasty deep hooking’s...............well done Scott, nice to see you back.
Wednesday 19th of February and we welcome back Keith Little who is joining us for a couple of weeks on his annual winter visit, he did delay his visit by a couple of days because of the storms that was over Southern England.
Today he shared the riverbank with four local lads that he met up with to share a tale or two, the river was still rising with a temperature of 46f and getting more colour as the day progressed, the four locals gave up and left blanking but Keith carried on until the light started to fade and that was when his rod arched over and he slid his net under a nice Chub of 5lb 10ozs, well done Keith, the only bite of the day, but your patience has been rewarded.............first session and a fish.
Thursday 20th and everyone blanked, not a bite in site.
Friday 21st and Keith has done it again...............A BARBEL....this was the first whiskers that we have seen for many weeks, he weighed the fish at 10lb 8ozs, again the only bite of the day, well done mate.
Saturday 22ond, and what the hell has gone on here ? ...............fish are being caught along most of the river.
Darryl Hughes landed a Chub of 5lb.
Keith Little had two Chub, one weighed 4lb 12ozs and the other hit the scales at 5lb 1oz.
Luke "GaGa" ( you know who I mean ) also had a Chub of 5lb.
Bailiff Trevor Ridley had the best Chub of the day with a 5lb 10ozs beauty.
And jammy nuts had the best fish of the day.............a cracking Barbel of 12lb..............who is jammy nuts ? ....Me of course.!
ME AND A 12lb BARBEL.
And I do believe I have got a sly smirk on my face...........many thanks to Alan Paget who made such a wonderful job netting the fish, and also many thanks for Irish George who swiftly unhooked the fish with one swoop with his nimble fingers and expertly took such a nice photo..................well done guys.
Sunday saw day ticket angler Simon take a couple of small Chub, Simon was sharing his day with John Cadd, well done beating John.
Also today, another one of our young anglers was Piking, it was Arran Morgan, he landed three nice Pike....6lb...11lb...and 16lb 12ozs.
Well done Arran, you must now get busy with your camera, we need a few photo's.
Monday 24th a