Christchurch Bridge Pool

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Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Santiago » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:39 am

If you want a days dace fishing to remember try the Bridge pool at Christchurch from the punt. Last summer we fished from the punt (trotted maggot/worm) for Sea Trout and had dozens of dace to about 9oz. and caught hundreds of them to 6-8 oz. Sadly, only about 6 Sea Trout though.
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by StalkingLuke » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:02 am

Somewhere I've always wanted to fish.
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Santiago » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:14 am

Go for it! You will need at least a gallon of maggots if you're trotting for sea trout, just to feed the dace off. 3 of us went and paid for 2 rods (2 rods max) to make it cheaper, and took turns to fish. My son and a friend caught most of the sea trout on the fly.
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Nobby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:37 pm

Finally doing this after a lifetime of wanting to...a 60th birthday present from an understanding wife...and a Brady bag to take there too...... :Happy:


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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by MGs » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:49 pm

I have not fished at Christchurch for years. Back in the days of the maggot ban on the Royalty (mid 1970s I think) I fished with small cubes of meat and had some lovely dace. Hope you catch some whoppers Nobby.
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Badger » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:55 pm

Nobby, that sounds wonderful ! Be sure to take a camera won't you :Thumb:
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Santiago » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:24 pm

Well done Sir! :Thumb:

When are you going and what will you be hoping to catch?? :Confused:

The dace there are really easy to catch, so be sure to use a big hook and thick line :laugh: :laugh:

And if you see any big mullet they're best ignored, for if you try to catch them you'll do this :Hair out:

and then a bit more :Hair out: :laugh: :laugh:


(This must be a tff record, since I first posted this near 2 years ago it recieved one reply, not counting mine, and now suddenly the topic's cropped up with several replies). Like waiting for a London Bus :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Nobby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:12 pm

The ticket is apprently for 'warm weather as he won't want to get cold" ( she knows me so well), so we are going in High Summer ( better take a brolly then ) and I'll need a game licence for the day.

It'd be nice to get some roach...I understand they don't mind a bit of brackish water...and I can see bread making an appearance if the mullet come in.....possibly NOT on a roach rod....... :Hahaha:


But I'll take whatever comes along....and a LOT of maggots!



For those who don't know the venue, it's a punt moored across the river by a chain, situated a mile up from the confluence of Stour and Avon ...a few stills uploaded by another angler a few years ago:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujXmMV5SlfA

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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Hovis » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:41 pm

Am I right olin thinking a go fishing was filmed here?
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Re: Christchurch Bridge Pool

Post by Michael » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:48 pm

Yes Hovis, that's correct, the episode was called River Speedsters. It was JWs intention to fish for sea trout, from the punt.....
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