Bought a new trotting rod on Wednesday, so i went fishing before work on Thursday morning.
I fished the Irwell at Mocha Parade in downtown Salford, got there at dawn and fished till 10am without getting a bite.
Tried the Irwell again on Sunday afternoon 2.30 – 5.30 without getting a touch. I was in my favourite swim at the cliff which normally gives me a few fish no matter what method i use but blanked again.
On reflection, either the fish just weren’t biting due to the cold or i need to work harder at my bait presentation. I suspect its the latter.
Am going to the River Dee at Farndon tomorrow to watch someone use a Carlusso Bolo float technique. These floats are meant to be great at holding back in deep swirling swims. Maybe i might find the answer to my woes there.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout
was just wondering if you have ever fished the irwell at the wire just off littleton rd in salford (opposite the racecource pub). I am a still water fisherman but always fancied giving it a go. Since i live a stones throw away from this wier it seems a good place to start.
Any tips or suggestions would be gratefully. I am actually suprised that the irwell holds fish. It wast to long ago the irwell was used as a dumping ground for just a bout everything.
also read all your post and look forward to more.
tight lines… jonathan
Mike Duddy says
The weir at Littleton Rd will be very difficult to fish due to the amount of scrap metal (cars, prams, shopping trolleys etc) on the river bed. I am going to try fishing there in the summer but will have some waders and find a snag free run for trotting.
I would expect that the weir pool contains roach, dace, chub, pike and maybe brown trout.
The fishing is certainly easier lower down river at the cliff or nearer the city centre (adelphi weir, mocha parade. i havnt yet fished the stretch between littleton rd weir and agecroft bridge.
You are more than welcome to join me in the summer once the season has restarted.