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   Old Thread  #107 19 Apr 2012 at 2.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #106 19 Apr 2012 at 1.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi i am going to abbey on 26/may fishing heron lake, anyone got any tips on swims? cheers.
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   Old Thread  #105 19 Apr 2012 at 11.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ru, it's great to see a bailiff who really knows his stuff and gives honest and practical advice. All I can say is you are going to be inundated on here!!!

I am going out for 10 days in September. My (first!) question is, at that time of year, are takes mainly at night or in the day on Heron? I was basically wondering if it responds well to lines being taken out and the swim being rested at the off times and the fish being unpressured for part of the day? Not many people like to do this when they pay x amount to come to a great venue and fish everyday, but I have done this on recent holidays to quite good effect.
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   Old Thread  #104 18 Apr 2012 at 11.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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re the swim guide, that would be awesome Ru.
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   Old Thread  #103 18 Apr 2012 at 9.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate i owe you one
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   Old Thread  #102 18 Apr 2012 at 8.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No worries chap,

Please see post #82 below for a swift guide to (what in fairness are only my) preferred spots in early summer. Failing that I'd settle for 18 as there have been an awful lot of fish showing in the area between there, 19, 6, 7 and 8 over the past few months. It has a decent change of depth, a few patches of gravel, a gulley and a bar or two to seek out, as well as the shortest chuck to the island!
This swim does have good form through may/june though as a lot of the fish choose to spawn in the shallows to the right and they do shoal up in readiness, so it's one to watch.
The only downside to 18 is that it does get VERY weedy and last year I only found it fishable through the same period by fishing what's known as a 'chod-anoster' i.e 6-8" straightened sections of 25lb fluoro about 6-10 feet up the mainline, hardly practical but if you attach the lead helicopter style via a very light (2lb) mono and then bind it with pva string/tape prior to casting it'll hold for any distance you may need in that swim yet will break free, usually on the strike but if not, very soon into the fight, leaving u free to play the fish in the normal manner!

Please note.. Going to try and draw up a swim by swim GUIDE to fishing both Fox and Heron over the next couple of days so it'll be here as a point of reference for anyone that wants a rough guesstimate as to how to go about tackling the complex in the future....

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   Old Thread  #101 18 Apr 2012 at 7.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers ru, im not planning on fishing peg 1 just wanted to know to help get my bearings, thinking more around the island on any bank really or is there a best peg to be in, going may 12th will see where the fish are when we get there, is there any areas they hold up in?
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   Old Thread  #100 18 Apr 2012 at 3.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Steve,

1 on Heron is the swim nearest the Clubhouse (u lazy sod ) as u drive up to the lake and the pegs are then numbered along that bank and round, down along the track between Fox and Heron. 23 backs on to Fox 1!

Not the most productive either, far better to get in 23 and fish across once the weed's up

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   Old Thread  #99 18 Apr 2012 at 3.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pull up a chair n check your PM's fella!
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   Old Thread  #98 18 Apr 2012 at 1.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im off on Saturday for my first trip to abbey, im booked on fox and wondered if anyone who has been had any general tips or advice??

I dont know to much about the place so just trying to gauge what i may or may not need to take

Thanks very much!
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   Old Thread  #97 18 Apr 2012 at 1.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone got a map of heron with the peg numbers on or can tell me where peg 1 is and which way round the lake do the pegs go up, i know the lake quite well, fished fox half a dozen times and had the odd night on heron.
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   Old Thread  #96 18 Apr 2012 at 7.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I reckon she'll be out again soon........massive fish like Shoulders, GM, etc......all need to binge at this time of year thus unless you lose her, she'll be making someone very happy again soon in my humble opinion
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   Old Thread  #95 17 Apr 2012 at 10.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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PS If u do want half a chance, get in 12 or 14 now cos she'll be sulking in a corner somewhere....
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   Old Thread  #94 17 Apr 2012 at 10.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ah Jez,

You're too slow I reckon, she's done her spring visits now. Next chance'll be just prior/post spawning n then again in october
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   Old Thread  #93 17 Apr 2012 at 9.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one Mate......I'll be going back on the Sat but hopefully have time to exchange some info......I'll be the one with Shoulders on his mat
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