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Hippy
09-08-2012, 13:15
If all three takes were close together, might have been a fish trailing line?

Hickler - why decide where you're going to fish on Saturday by Wednesday/Thursda - choose when you get there!

hickler
10-08-2012, 08:56
No the takes where about 2 hours apart, yeah will decide when I get there they could be showing elsewhere

Russkii Jim
11-08-2012, 07:16
Hope you have a good session mate - Just be careful as there is talk of a few traveller friends mooching about so just be aware of anything untoward and keep valuables out of sight. On another matter during my last bailiff round I had to pick up more litter than normal and I'd just like to remind anglers if caught throwing away litter I will be so unamused I will ask to have a look at your ticket but then don't be surprised if I don't hand it back......

hickler
11-08-2012, 18:10
Take litter home it's easy, just had a 15lb 8oz mirror, happy days.

hickler
11-08-2012, 18:12
Take litter home it's easy, jut had a 15lb 8oz mirror so I'm happy. The travlers can do one.

hickler
11-08-2012, 18:13
Posted twice whoops

hickler
13-08-2012, 13:51
Think this may have been asked n
Before but any idea of home many carp are in pit 2?

hickler
26-08-2012, 12:14
Anyone been out this week

Fusion1966
26-08-2012, 21:26
No but might be there this coming weekend

Fusion1966
30-08-2012, 21:22
Anyone have an update on who purchased Cemex Theale?

hickler
01-09-2012, 10:05
Has it been sold then, I saw on web site you can't buy any tickets at the moment

carld
01-09-2012, 16:00
Heard the bloke whos house backs onto the lake has bought it, probably a rumer tho

hickler
01-09-2012, 20:02
I hope that's not the case, it will never get fished again if he does, they used to hate us fishing next to his house(that's if it's still the same person) I'll have to win the lotto and buy the house and the lake. Then we can all fish from my back garden

Fusion1966
04-09-2012, 15:56
On the web site it states that cemex theale 1&2 are under offer. If we assume it's been purchased by the same individual/organisation then no reason why the fella who owns the house would buy both lakes.

My money is on a local club with enough membership/finances to support an acceptable bid

hickler
05-09-2012, 10:57
Will be interesting to see who it is, just hope I can still fish it next year.

stiggy
05-09-2012, 13:05
Pit 2 has been sold , it don't take a rocket scientist to figure out who to , pit one I know nothing , honest

hickler
06-09-2012, 12:03
Who? I'm thick

stiggy
06-09-2012, 20:07
Who? I'm thick

Lol all will be revealed , I honestly don't know who has put one though

hickler
07-09-2012, 06:47
Can you tell me if I am going to be able to fish it next year or not.

stiggy
07-09-2012, 18:08
Can you tell me if I am going to be able to fish it next year or not.

No I can't because it's not me who has purchased either lake .
I'd like to think so mate but it's nothing to do with me . I'd love to fish it as it's my home water but like everyone else I gotta wait . I'm sure they are in good hands though and can only be improved as for the last three or so years us bailiffs have been restricted on the work we do , but that's another story

hickler
07-09-2012, 19:28
I know how you feel mate mate dad was he'd bailiff for 5 years and I was a bailiff and we where lucky if we got a strimmer to do any work let alone anything else. It's been my home for fishing since I was 8 years old although I had a break and didn't fish there for a few years when I stopped as a bailiff up until last year. Fingers crossed

hickler
07-09-2012, 19:36
My dad that should have said

Eeyyor
07-09-2012, 19:54
Must admit, i hope it will still be fish-able, miss the place like mad :(

stiggy
07-09-2012, 19:55
Where do you bailiff now

hickler
08-09-2012, 05:59
I dont mate, stopped when I had my 2nd child as she was diagnosed with an illness when she was 15 months old

Russkii Jim
13-09-2012, 08:48
No I can't because it's not me who has purchased either lake .
I'd like to think so mate but it's nothing to do with me . I'd love to fish it as it's my home water but like everyone else I gotta wait . I'm sure they are in good hands though and can only be improved as for the last three or so years us bailiffs have been restricted on the work we do , but that's another story

Nicely summed up Stiggy :)

Fusion1966
14-09-2012, 23:19
I noticed tonight on the fisheries4sale web site that theale has now gone from under offer to sold

Hopefully there will be some news of the purchaser soon

I assumed it would be the RDAA however I notice on the news section of their site they entered a bid which was unsuccessful

Russkii Jim
15-09-2012, 19:25
Hope whoever it is cracks down on litter - picked up a whole load off Woolwich Green bank second swim during a recent bailiff round.....Grrrrr!

hickler
16-09-2012, 13:18
How hard is it to take a black bag when you go fishing, put all your litter in it as you go and take it home with you

Russkii Jim
17-09-2012, 08:28
Hickler this muppet had actually put their rubbish in a bag and then threw it into the bushes whilst still in the swim. I did toy with the possibility they had simply forgotten it whilst packing away but the position of it (and a disposable bbq alongside) would suggest not....

hickler
17-09-2012, 12:39
Shocking.

Anyone been out this month, I manged a session a week in aug and not been out at all this month

hickler
24-09-2012, 11:42
I got a letter today about theale

hickler
24-09-2012, 12:30
I got a letter today about theale lakes

carld
24-09-2012, 12:54
I got a letter today about theale lakes

Good or bad news

hickler
24-09-2012, 13:50
Looks ok ish I think, basically from what I can make out someone has brought woolwich green and pit 1 and will be called theale fisheries, not sure if this includes pit 2, but does say pit 1 will be a syndicate lake as of next year all exciting members get 1st choice, not sur if the own any other lakes though

Russkii Jim
24-09-2012, 16:43
I got the same letter and find myself with the same questions! Am looking to get an overnighter in this Thursday though so something to work towards :)

hickler
24-09-2012, 18:32
I know who has got pit 2.

GashMan
25-09-2012, 12:55
What's happening to pit 2 then?

hickler
25-09-2012, 13:10
The people that own woolwich green farm(not sure where that is) has brought it but the new owner of lake 1 has told me that he is in very early stages of trying to agree a deal with the new owners of lake 2 to continue running fishing on their behalf.

Russkii Jim
26-09-2012, 22:13
Watch this space....

stiggy
27-09-2012, 07:21
Having met the new owner it's very obvious that its a very positive future for theale , I for one am relieved that its in safe hands .

barnett71
28-09-2012, 11:38
Stiggy how you doing fella, Mr Barnett here long time no see!!!

Im happy that theale 1 and 2 are going into the right hands. Having fished and baliffed for a few years I have always loved this place. Just needs someone to come in and spend a bit of time and money.

Im thinking of re-joining as over the road is a bit too much for me, a year blanking is not my idea of fun!!!

stiggy
28-09-2012, 17:44
Stiggy how you doing fella, Mr Barnett here long time no see!!!

Im happy that theale 1 and 2 are going into the right hands. Having fished and baliffed for a few years I have always loved this place. Just needs someone to come in and spend a bit of time and money.

Im thinking of re-joining as over the road is a bit too much for me, a year blanking is not my idea of fun!!!


hi mate pm me your number

hope all is well and mate blanking is for proper anglers :thumbs:

hickler
29-09-2012, 08:30
I like blanking

stiggy
30-09-2012, 18:48
I like blanking

Don't worry mate it will switch on soon , it ain't been fishing great

hickler
02-10-2012, 11:24
Hopefully this weekend it will switch on

hickler
04-10-2012, 17:39
Anyone going this weekend?

hickler
18-10-2012, 09:48
Anyone going out this week?

Russkii Jim
23-10-2012, 07:28
i went for an overnighter Friday into Saturday and got mullered by bream.....hurrumph. On the positive side saw a decent size pike rise a few times with some pigs crashing well out of my casting range at the back bays (I was on Bottom, lane)

hickler
24-10-2012, 06:19
I went on sat from 10am until Sunday, 2 of us fished on beach and didn't have a touch not even by the bream, infact I haven't had a problem with bream all year, also saw fish showing but way tk far out for me to get to.

Russkii Jim
24-10-2012, 17:33
hickler i too never had any problem with bream for absolutely ages and the fish are showing a long way out. Going to move onto the pike soon but want another overnighter or two after the carp first ;)

hickler
26-10-2012, 13:41
There is def not as many tench and bream in pit 2 as there used to be

hickler
29-10-2012, 18:07
I'm going to have a few sessions for the pike on pit 2 Iam confident there is 20lb plus pike still in there.

stiggy
01-11-2012, 20:31
I'm going to have a few sessions for the pike on pit 2 Iam confident there is 20lb plus pike still in there.

I'm going to be honest with you mate , I've heard over the years I've been involved with theale that in pit 2 there is an upper 20 or a few at least , interestingly I've never seen any evidence of this , biggest I've seen proof of is a 18 lb pike , caught about two seasons ago ,
Now not for one minute am I saying big pike don't reside in pit two but in my opinion there's a good chance of chasing just a myth or two ...
Good luck with it though

JV44
02-11-2012, 23:36
I'm going to be honest with you mate , I've heard over the years I've been involved with theale that in pit 2 there is an upper 20 or a few at least , interestingly I've never seen any evidence of this , biggest I've seen proof of is a 18 lb pike , caught about two seasons ago ,
Now not for one minute am I saying big pike don't reside in pit two but in my opinion there's a good chance of chasing just a myth or two ...
Good luck with it though

Pike fished them every winter from late 80s up to 3 seasons ago ,back then pit 2 in the bay at junction of bottom lane the pike would herd loads of Roach and multiple catches of good fish were poss the same as the dog leg on Burghfield big lake.....Cormorants put paid to both sadly ,pit 2 nightmare to fish deads untill it gets cold due to crays never bothered by the little feinds in pit 1 ever.
Pit 1 fish stunning colours pit 2 always look washed out due to coloured water ,Good luck in your quest but think Stiggy may be right...happy to be proved wrong though Steve

hickler
03-11-2012, 11:03
Back in the 90's I had a 21lb 8oz and a 21lb 2oz from pit 2 and pit one I had a 28lb, 25lb 4oz and a 21lb 11oz, and lost count of mid to upper doubles.

Not say there are still there as they are proberly dead but I'm confident there are still some.

Gotta give it ago as it could be the last winter we get to fish it.

selby87
07-11-2012, 19:27
Any one giving pit 2 ago the weekend?

hickler
08-11-2012, 10:36
Was going to but the wife put payto that, and I've just seen how much this theale fisheries want for a year on each pit.

I can't believe it, my childhood lake, my home, wherein ace caught most of my pb's is ending as of the 31st march. I might camp out on the beach and not move, I have rights.

hickler
08-11-2012, 10:42
Was going to but the wife put payto that, and I've just seen how much this theale fisheries want for a year on each pit.

I can't believe it, my childhood lake, my home, wherein ace caught most of my pb's is ending as of the 31st march. I might camp out on the beach and not move, I have rights.

Fusion1966
08-11-2012, 12:45
I didnt receive a price list for the pits, how much are they asking and is pit 2 now included?

Russkii Jim
08-11-2012, 13:12
three hundred pounds for a full twelve month ticket for pit 1 alone, the day ticket water is charging a tenner for day and tenner for night. Re pit 2 the website suggests fishing will continue there but you will have to wait and see under what conditions/price....It's all under the new owners' website...

hickler
08-11-2012, 13:20
He has told me via email it will be about the same for pit 2.

How he thinks he will get people to pay that I have no idea.

Russkii Jim
08-11-2012, 13:22
300 pounds for pit 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????? I assume certain swims will be taken out particularly those which are seen from the big house - where will people fish and what for?

hickler
08-11-2012, 13:24
And there will be less swims on pit 2, I'm guessing no wg bank.


Just can't understand the logic behind it. Was 50 a year to fish both lakes and now 600 to fish both.

hickler
08-11-2012, 13:32
I can understand why he would charge 300 for pit one as its going to be re stocked with 400 carp and I guess I good tidy up of swims will take place. But pit 2 he doesn't own so no money will be spent and less swims, Ivan also see no fishing on the copse aswell

stiggy
08-11-2012, 16:13
You can get at least 8 rods out on the lazy swim ;)

DeanOr
08-11-2012, 20:22
He has told me via email it will be about the same for pit 2.

How he thinks he will get people to pay that I have no idea.

You got an e mail reply? Thats a feat in itself

stiggy
08-11-2012, 20:36
You got an e mail reply? Thats a feat in itself

Lol how come your posting ?

It's Thursday , not something catchin your eye on the tele

DeanOr
08-11-2012, 20:46
Multi tasking

barnett71
08-11-2012, 21:28
Ive just had an email reply as well stating it will be the same for Pit 2. Again not sure how he thinks people will pay this especially if they are cutting back on swim numbers.

Fusion1966
09-11-2012, 12:04
I dont think 300 is that bad for a syndicate water considering what you would have to pay for other syndicates in the area

However, these others are well established with an already impressive head of fish, with good facilities (including toilets/showers), secure with the ability to be locked and well managed swims etc.

So taking all this into consideration I dont think I'll be joining next year. Maybe in a few years when the new owner has transformed the place I might reconsider as I love the venue but I dont think that the value for money is there at the moment.

The one advantage Theale does have for existing members is you are not on a waiting list which will probably be the case for the alternative venues.

I'll be fishing the Thames and day ticket waters until my new syndi membership starts in June (hopefully)

I will still be keeping a keen eye on how things progress with Theale though as its a great venue with a good bunch of lads.

hickler
09-11-2012, 13:22
Maybe he should have gone with a lower price for exciting members. I don't know how many current members there are but surly the 1st priority should have been keeping them members. I can't justify 300 pounds to fish one water. If I had the money I wouldn't think twice as i love the place

Russkii Jim
12-11-2012, 09:21
300 pounds is the right money probably if a large amount of improvements are made to swims, access, quality of fish stock etc but that is something which cannot be done overnight. I am sure he must realise there are an awful lot of lakes out there for less money, which are at least the same standard to compete with......Either way having met him I wish him luck as he is a decent guy :)

hickler
12-11-2012, 13:39
Anyone had any luck on maggots for the carp on pit 2

Russkii Jim
12-11-2012, 20:12
Medusa rig could work? If you have maggots - plenty of silvers to be caught on the lazy man swim if you want a few hours winter fishing. Good fun on light rod/tackle just get a light ground bait down about a rod out....

hickler
12-11-2012, 21:02
Just abit worried the crays will smash the maggots up

Russkii Jim
12-11-2012, 21:09
lol more than likely on reflection!

kim2
13-11-2012, 10:46
Rdaa.....185ish all in.

Pingewood....Flint......Englefield....Whistley.... .Sonning eye....Hambridge....Wylies....Cottage lane....etc

Plus 25 miles of Thames, Kennet and Loddon
river venues

No silly rules

300 notes for a lake with 15 swims and potentially 50 members...pmsl !!!

Russkii Jim
13-11-2012, 11:09
Kim2 you sum it up very nicely.....:clap:

garyrfc
13-11-2012, 13:33
Rdaa.....185ish all in.

Pingewood....Flint......Englefield....Whistley.... .Sonning eye....Hambridge....Wylies....Cottage lane....etc

Plus 25 miles of Thames, Kennet and Loddon
river venues

No silly rules

300 notes for a lake with 15 swims and potentially 50 members...pmsl !!!

Which of these venues can be night fished for this price

Gary

kim2
13-11-2012, 13:38
All of them!

hickler
13-11-2012, 15:32
I used to fish pingewood in the 80's

stiggy
13-11-2012, 16:34
Which of these venues can be night fished for this price

Gary

Even some of the rivers can be night fished , it's great value for money

Eeyyor
16-11-2012, 16:08
For what it's worth, I'm going to pass comment on Pit 1.
The new owner is just about to destroy the place, in my humble opinion. To put upwards of 400 carp in that water will without doubt destroy the very finely balanced echo system in the lake and on top of that with all of the competition from the new influx of fish, the existing stock will suffer as a result as they are not used to having to eat on demand where as at the moment they can feed when they want to but now they will be forced to eat just to compeat with the new new fish that are fast growing gut buckets and consequently end up on the bank more often, i would not be at all surprised that this time next year a good number of the originals will be found belly up.
Also, again in my opinion, one of the country's best Tench waters will be very badly affected, basicly for the same reasons as above. At the end of the day it is just going to turn into another run's water.
Lastly, from what i've been told, the new owner will not be fencing the venue off. If i were paying 300 to fish a water i would like to be 100% sure that every tom, dick, harry, river gypsies, bank tramp and poucher had no access to it.
It does not take long for word to get about that a lake that is in no way secure has just been topped up with 400 very hungry carp!

hickler
16-11-2012, 17:14
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Well said

carld
16-11-2012, 18:48
For what it's worth, I'm going to pass comment on Pit 1.
The new owner is just about to destroy the place, in my humble opinion. To put upwards of 400 carp in that water will without doubt destroy the very finely balanced echo system in the lake and on top of that with all of the competition from the new influx of fish, the existing stock will suffer as a result as they are not used to having to eat on demand where as at the moment they can feed when they want to but now they will be forced to eat just to compeat with the new new fish that are fast growing gut buckets and consequently end up on the bank more often, i would not be at all surprised that this time next year a good number of the originals will be found belly up.
Also, again in my opinion, one of the country's best Tench waters will be very badly affected, basicly for the same reasons as above. At the end of the day it is just going to turn into another run's water.
Lastly, from what i've been told, the new owner will not be fencing the venue off. If i were paying 300 to fish a water i would like to be 100% sure that every tom, dick, harry, river gypsies, bank tramp and poucher had no access to it.
It does not take long for word to get about that a lake that is in no way secure has just been topped up with 400 very hungry carp!

My thoughts exactly, well said

hickler
17-11-2012, 08:27
So how many of the current members are going to join?

tincalan
17-11-2012, 08:47
I totally agree with the sentiments stated, the tench will be severely affected by the introduction of 400 pasties.

OK the new owner has every right to do what he likes with the lake but it is a severe reflection on modern angling that he would feel the need to fill it in with this kind of stocking.

RIP Theale 1.

Alan

DeanOr
17-11-2012, 11:14
10 double figure tench in a weekend will be a thing of the past

Russkii Jim
18-11-2012, 11:23
Spot on Eeyyor and some very well made sobering thoughts.... :clap:

hickler
23-11-2012, 12:01
Anyone going out this weekend?

or can i have the lake to myself?

Russkii Jim
25-11-2012, 03:04
There was one very special person out on Friday and he caught two fish......(Needless to say I was at an entirely different lake!)

hickler
26-11-2012, 13:36
what lake did he catch on? anything big?

Russkii Jim
26-11-2012, 20:04
two mid doubles pit 2

hickler
26-11-2012, 21:32
That's more than I've had all year

stiggy
28-11-2012, 18:05
250 for theale 2 next season

25 man syndy

Eeyyor
28-11-2012, 21:00
250 for theale 2 next season

25 man syndy

25 man syndicate, 1 bank, 9 swims......Wouldn't want to be a bailiff sorting out disputes on there! Hell of a business plan. Not :bonk:

Russkii Jim
28-11-2012, 21:20
25 man syndicate, 1 bank, 9 swims......Wouldn't want to be a bailiff sorting out disputes on there! Hell of a business plan. Not :bonk:

PMSL!!!! I couldn't possibly comment or I'd get chucked off this forum....

hickler
29-11-2012, 09:42
I can count 16 swims of which some need some work to make them fisheble that doesn't include wg bank, he won't get 5 anglers let alone 25

hickler
29-11-2012, 09:57
Oh and boat will be allowed on there for the owners and his guest lol

JV44
01-12-2012, 12:34
Oh and boat will be allowed on there for the owners and his guest lol

Hickler do you mean the guy contolling the fishing or the fella from the house on the lake??? he used to have a big rib on a trailor there ?regretting not rejoining the last few winters now as spent many a cold winters day waiting for the drop offs to well drop off and you would often have it to yourself esp mid week if work allowed...solitude and drift off into your own little world .
Been touched on already but if you are going to stick loads of carp in advertise it and then not secure the venue you had better have a good baliff team 24/7 ,A few occasions when i finish work early have taken hounds for a walk down towpath and come across the Askari spinning brigade not net mat ticket and convinced them to move [mainly coz of the dogs presence] just a bit easy for em along with the no understandy bit .
Worse thing is the loss of one of the few clear water big Tench fisheries with a good biodivers balance Steve.

apples
01-12-2012, 15:14
If he means the fella in the house, sorry to disappoint but he has always had permission...

DeanOr
01-12-2012, 21:00
Yep seem him out and about too

hickler
02-12-2012, 08:40
Yeah the guy the owns pit 2 now, if he did have permission before I never saw him on the lake in a boat

hickler
02-12-2012, 08:42
But I suppose he can do what he likes now as he owns the place.

apples
02-12-2012, 12:04
You suppose right :)

Hippy
02-12-2012, 18:26
Yeah the guy the owns pit 2 now, if he did have permission before I never saw him on the lake in a boat

I did.... fished a session on the WG bank for four days after I split with my ex. He was fishing off his lawn opposite and baited every day from his rowing boat. He seemed very put out by my spodding, but never offered a loan... :)

carld
02-12-2012, 18:32
I did.... fished a session on the WG bank for four days after I split with my ex. He was fishing off his lawn opposite and baited every day from his rowing boat. He seemed very put out by my spodding, but never offered a loan... :)

That would be kev the gardener, i think he used to be a baliff aswell

hickler
02-12-2012, 21:18
Did he ever catch from his garden? He must have lol, when I win the lotto in gonna buy it off him then we can all fish it for free. But you lot ain't fishing from my garden

hickler
02-12-2012, 21:19
Unless you bring the beers.

Russkii Jim
03-12-2012, 09:48
I'll bring whatever beer you want mate if you let me fish from that garden!

hickler
03-12-2012, 16:17
Might let you have 1 rod.

hickler
27-12-2012, 12:22
Looks like 120 stockies have gone into pit 1 according to the website anyway.

Russkii Jim
27-12-2012, 15:59
Oh dear! Bad enough battling through the tench after the big carp (not that I ever attempted it as Pit 1 was for the hard core guys) but now it will be even worse. Pit 1 is therefore de facto not was it ever was ie the place to catch some bigguns if you had the patience....Haven't fished/visited either pit for a while as just disillusioned tbh but need to get out before season ends there...

ttlbramley
31-12-2012, 11:20
Oh dear! Bad enough battling through the tench after the big carp (not that I ever attempted it as Pit 1 was for the hard core guys) but now it will be even worse. Pit 1 is therefore de facto not was it ever was ie the place to catch some bigguns if you had the patience....Haven't fished/visited either pit for a while as just disillusioned tbh but need to get out before season ends there...

it's a good thing for pit 1. the fish in there weren't very nice at all. with clover and the original common being the only two proper ones with some truly grim Simmos backing them up as long as the new ones are proper then the futures bright.

DeanOr
31-12-2012, 19:23
Look at the stockie pics. Some corkers in there

Eeyyor
31-12-2012, 19:37
it's a good thing for pit 1. the fish in there weren't very nice at all. with clover and the original common being the only two proper ones with some truly grim Simmos backing them up as long as the new ones are proper then the futures bright.

Get back on there then Ross, empty the place, oh hang on, you'll have to buy a ticket ;)

stiggy
31-12-2012, 20:31
it's a good thing for pit 1. the fish in there weren't very nice at all. with clover and the original common being the only two proper ones with some truly grim Simmos backing them up as long as the new ones are proper then the futures bright.

Shows what you actually know about the place , just because you pulled off after a few recaptures . There's more in there than simmos .

You'll be fine with your bait boat on there too

ttlbramley
31-12-2012, 21:54
Shows what you actually know about the place , just because you pulled off after a few recaptures . There's more in there than simmos .

You'll be fine with your bait boat on there too

had the one that matters mate! hahaha!

stiggy
31-12-2012, 23:01
had the one that matters mate! hahaha!

Or so you think

ttlbramley
01-01-2013, 11:14
sorry I forgot about the other scattered linear! it could be worse, you could be on a hellish brute campaign for 4 years!

apples
02-01-2013, 10:37
Looks like 120 stockies.

That's almost doubled now, and some lovely looking fish...

Good luck to the bloke.

Russkii Jim
02-01-2013, 17:24
Apples I agree some stunning stockies and I too wish the bloke luck I just am not sure Pit 1 will ever be the same (better or worse to be debated). I just wonder if financially he can maintain the momentum as there is so much work to do there.....

apples
03-01-2013, 10:27
Of course it will never be the same.. but the same as when?
Pre night fishing, when it opened for nights and all it contained was the originals, just before the fish kill, after...? Nothing stays the same for ever.
The reality is that whoever bought it was making a big financial commitment, and staying as it was, they were never going to see a return.

But yes.. Lots of work, and the first thing he needs to do, now he's got a decent amount of fish in there, is fence it, to keep his fish in and the otters out every time it floods....
With the look of those fish, and given a few years for them to grow, i think he will have a full syndicate and the money to put things right.

Better or worse, like you say is debatable.. And depends on if what it will become is your thing or not.. :)

Russkii Jim
03-01-2013, 19:51
Well said Apples and agree re the risk of losing all those fish.....I understood he had committed himself financially to the hilt with the purchase of the pit 1 and the day ticket water plus agreement with pit 2 and just wonder if he has the necessary capital to get the much needed infrastructure you make reference to in quickly or is he bound to rely on quick ticket sales before he can do so. If the risk pays off and to be honest he has a careful look at some of his rules and I surmise what he expects of his bailiffs then yes the future is bright for him....

hickler
04-01-2013, 09:54
I hope it pays off for him, and yes some cracking looking stockies

Russkii Jim
31-01-2013, 09:46
Anyone been mooching around the Theale pits recently as haven't been for ages and have now swapped onto new venue?. Just wondering if many anglers about and if any improvements made to pit 1 - Just I have the right to fish there for a bit yet and although it is unlikely I will do so having 'psychologically moved on' who knows I may go for one last pub chuck there before my ticket runs out

hickler
03-02-2013, 07:45
Hi mate,

i went out on Friday on pit 2, had no luck on wg bank, as far as any work being done on pit 1 although I didn't go have a look I do believe some tree cutting was going on canal bank

hickler
03-02-2013, 07:47
Where have you joined?

hickler
03-02-2013, 07:52
Also Iam going to fish right up until end if march as I still have to catch a 20lb carp from the lake I have fished all my life. All my pb's come from theale apart from carp. My biggest pike, tench,bream,roach,Rudd, perch and even chub have come from theale over the years but the carp is missing of the list so have 2 months to sneak one out.

any advice would be greatfull in how, what areas of the lake and what baits to use this time if year.

help me catch a 20 please.

stiggy
03-02-2013, 09:14
Also Iam going to fish right up until end if march as I still have to catch a 20lb carp from the lake I have fished all my life. All my pb's come from theale apart from carp. My biggest pike, tench,bream,roach,Rudd, perch and even chub have come from theale over the years but the carp is missing of the list so have 2 months to sneak one out.

any advice would be greatfull in how, what areas of the lake and what baits to use this time if year.

help me catch a 20 please.

Hemp , lots of , woolich bank , second swim or last , anywhere around the island .. Always have a plastic bait tipping your bottom bait . If you think you have been crayed , reel in and recast , it don't bother the fish .

hickler
03-02-2013, 11:32
Any bottom bait? And will they come out during the day? I fished the last swim on Friday both rods to the island. Would you spod to the hemp to the island

stiggy
03-02-2013, 20:12
being honest always used coops red nut , but not really heard of a bait not working , bait a couple of days before you go . id say a fish in the day is likley ...spod the granny out of it

hickler
03-02-2013, 20:18
Thanks for the advice, I'm on the cell boilie and I have tigers aswell, cant really bait up 2 days before going, but Iam going down Tuesday for the day and then again Saturday afternoon through to Sunday. Will get some hemp in on Tuesday and see what happens.

Russkii Jim
04-02-2013, 10:06
Good luck Hickler! Stiggy is spot on with his advice as the WG bank is always productive - just be aware hold onto your rod as they will head for the snags on the left if you fish the first (steep) swim there. Also don't do what I did once and be lured into a false sense of security if they come in quickly as they make a dive for the snags also at the last minute! I may give the WG bank one last go before my ticket finishes.

hickler
04-02-2013, 10:24
Cheers mate, not sure weather to fish the 1st swim or the last, the last is easier to fish in.

Russkii Jim
04-02-2013, 21:35
Second was always my favourite!

hickler
05-02-2013, 11:36
I'm in the 1st swim, what areas are best to fish to?

Russkii Jim
07-02-2013, 14:35
You still in 1st and if so any luck?

hickler
07-02-2013, 16:30
No not still in there, just did the day on Tuesday going back at the weekend, had no luck fished to the little snags on the left about 60 yards out to the small little island, spoded about 2 kilo of hemp

Russkii Jim
07-02-2013, 17:50
If I have got it right that sounds very much like where I have had some success. Perservere mate and it will happen as even carp noddies like me have caught there! :)

hickler
08-02-2013, 08:52
Yeah will keep going, I'm sure it will happen.

hickler
11-02-2013, 20:29
Had no luck but the weather was awful

Russkii Jim
15-02-2013, 19:05
when do our tickets there run out? End March?

hickler
17-02-2013, 08:10
Yes 31st march

Russkii Jim
17-02-2013, 13:49
wish i had a choice to be there right now given this weather!

hickler
17-02-2013, 15:09
Yeah I was thinking that