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has anyone been fishing down on river rother at beighton if so what did u catch and what bait worked best?:help:

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Maggots maggots and more maggots! :)

 

There's Chub and Roach in there that are pristine. Heard tell of Barbel too, but never seen any myself.

 

Watch out for the Crayfish though....

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Had pike, perch and chub on a spinner. Theres quite a few barbel in there, and ive been told some big carp.

The stretch above the weir at beighton is around 15'-20' deep. I was told by some blokes that are always down there that the best method is feeder fished marine halibut pellets.

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Had some barbel above the weir at beighton only a couple of pound each.

It's not bad sport and you can travel light.

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is it free fishing?

 

if youve got a license

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Maggots maggots and more maggots! :)

 

There's Chub and Roach in there that are pristine. Heard tell of Barbel too, but never seen any myself.

 

Watch out for the Crayfish though....

 

are the crayfish edible - or big enough to be worth eating?

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are the crayfish edible - or big enough to be worth eating?

 

Yea there quite big. But the biggest I've seen are in a little pond in the shire brook valley and there's loads of them. Don't know if there edible or not tho mate never eaten cray fish.

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I have fished it a couple of times above the weir and had mixed results fished it just after the floods a couple of years ago and had 2 carp about 2 lb each which were jet black, proper weird looking things!!

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are the crayfish edible - or big enough to be worth eating?

 

 

Hi

 

Yes, they're good to eat, only eat the larger signal crayfish though as our native ones are very rare now..

 

Here's a link to a series of pics with explanations going through catching them to cooking and eating them, very interesting!!

 

 

 

John:)

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