View Full Version : The Perfect Swim

02-12-2003, 18:47
Ok chaps, just out of interest, if you could, how would you describe your perfect swim for 3 rods?
What features would you consider to be essential, which would you not like.
What about weed and depth, North or South facing etc?
Also, how would this differ between Summer and Winter?

02-12-2003, 19:10
i would have a deep margin then as you go out a bit it would shallow up a bit about 40yeard in front on thright hand side of the swim there would be the end of a island with over hanging brushes a little bit of weed and lots of trees around the swim. oh and very very big carp in it all over my baited patch. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

02-12-2003, 22:28
Have you won the lottery or what, my weasley chum?


03-12-2003, 07:04
my prefick swim for 3 rods would be any where there were some feeding fish http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

03-12-2003, 07:55
LOL http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
To true the perfect swim is the one the biggest fish is in at the time http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
At this time of year (when i cant find them) i either fish the middle or fish a feautre in the deepest part of the lake;
In the summer i moslty like to fish under the rod tip

The idea of my perfect swim is the Trees swim on Sutton as it has all of the above options oh & by the way its on the North bank

03-12-2003, 10:34
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At this time of year (when i cant find them)

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what.. ????
Even those VERY easy, hand reared, fresh into the pond, never caught before, simpleton sutton stockies... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

03-12-2003, 11:16
The perfect swim very difficult

I would say the perfect swims.. i.e. no one else in them and the lake to your self your own little oasis to do as your please and make the carp accept your rules and on your terms.. Of course a reasonable head of lumperoonies helps http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

03-12-2003, 11:21
I would want a ...........

Nice grassy swim. Soft on the feet and easy to get my bivvy pegs into.
No bankside cover at all, so no chance of any leaves messing up the grassy lawn.
No mud.
Even ground so my bedchair sits nice and level, with no effort required to adjust the legs.
Parking space adjacent to swim.

03-12-2003, 11:26
the private bank on a certain lake I fish !!

03-12-2003, 11:32
I would like an ice cream van parked close by

03-12-2003, 11:34
Not this time of year you wouldn't.
One of those dodgy Hot Dog vans sounds more acceptable.

03-12-2003, 11:36
can I go for a shimla pinks takeaway next door and kirsty gallagher's school girl theme bar in the next swim ?? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

03-12-2003, 12:02
A good swim would need the following features, anywhere in the swim would be OK.

Deep shelved margin with an overhanging bush nearby.

Series of bars with weed in the channels.

An island with overhanging bushes.

Some deep open water with weedbeds, ready for the Autumn &amp; Winter.

And a wadable margin with some dense lillies.

All this lot, preferably at the furthest end of the lake, so nobody else can be bothered to walk to it. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

03-12-2003, 12:34
North Eastern corner of the lake.

The ends of several bars finishing in the swim.

A deep margin with variation in depth out in front.

Lillies, overhanging bushes, weed/reed beds in the margins.

Mainly silty with some nice firm gravel areas tucked in the weed. All viewable from the nice easy climbing tree.

03-12-2003, 14:18
After the weekend Ive just had I would settle for any swim providing it didnt have any bloody weed in it!!

03-12-2003, 14:21
Royal Box, Copse Lake.. Not fished it myself. However sat in the swim a number of times looking out, imagining what it must have been like when Tenchy and Lew e.t.c, fished the water years back. It's got it all, Margins, undulating features, overhanging bushes, climbing trees, concealement.. Changing by the day now though.

03-12-2003, 14:45
Number one swim priority .... no feathered friends!!! ... anything else then is just the icing on the cake, although Cooperman's ideas sound good to me

03-12-2003, 16:53
End of a point, with a small bay to the left or right side, deep shady margins, trees, pads etc, loads and loads of brambles and stuff behind it so you can get all cosy, and a big expanse of parrelel gravel bars in front. Plus a BIG climbing tree or three, and plenty of logs for seats and butt rests.
And an island....................................

At the other end of the lake, next to the car park http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

03-12-2003, 17:00
Mine would have to be an island in the middle of the lake, where the bars meet. Good depth overgrown silty margins with a few hard spots, unreachable from anywhere else on the lake.

03-12-2003, 18:38
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04-12-2003, 08:39
I forgot the climbing tree, d'oh. I think i will have the spotting oak from the copse lake, dug up and moved to my "Perfect swim", as it's not being ued on the copse at the moment.

A couple of nice weeping willows arond the swim might be nice too.