Float tube first timer

Looks like a member of the SBS ready to go on a mission. Well Chad enjoyed has first trip on his tube and caught fish too so there are now three of us in our fleet and tubing will always take the first option to fish the Bushyleaze lake in Gloucestershire at Lechlade fisheries.

What is good here too if you get bored in the tube you can go off wading from the banks.

Float tubing at Lechlade

I get a new Todger

With many trips on board my trusty floating armchair I had the opportunity to purchase what is considered the roller of float tubes the Togiak and what a difference in speed and getting about the sleeker lines of this float tube has.

With the turned up bow there is less drag in the water so less effort needed by my short stumpy legs to power it along especially when it’s windy. Here is the tube after the first outing and it was well and truly christened with this fine catch. 4lb brownee too !!

Togiak float tube

New float tube

This is the first pattern of float tube I purchased as the one in the prvious posts was hired from the lakes so if you fancy giving it a go try them out at Lechlade Trout Fisheries and you can see if you feel comfortable in them on the water.

Talking about comfort as you can see it’s like fishing from an armchair and on the water it feels just like that.

New float tube

Float tubing out on the water in Gloucestershire

You’ve see me dry now see what I look like wet bobbing about on the lake. You will be amazed how quick you can get about with the large flippers on, you also need them when you get into a fish too as you soon end up going round in circles. A strong fighting brownee can actually tow you along too.

I will fish like this all the time now apart from lakes or resevoirs that don’t allow them of course. Casting from the tubes takes a little time to get used to as your so low to the water and can easily dunk the fly everytime you get it wrong on the back cast.

Float tubing on the lakes

Float tubing at Letchlade trout fishery

Fishing the banks of a good large lake gives plenty of exercise by the time you’ve fished all the marks on the lake, but if you want to get all round the lake and across it then try one of these, they’re the dogs dangly bits.

Ok looks like your into some kinky type of fetish in all this kit but when you get out on the lakes and enjoy the freedom to fish anywhere without being restricted by high banks or hanging trees you will live to learn with the barracking.Float tubing on the lakes

6lb plus Rainbow trout on the fly

Don’t know why I’m loitering infront of the ladies, bit worrying that ! but hey look at this bad boy well girl actually a 6lb female caught on a green daddy out in the tube on a large lake near Lechlade UK.

Shame really it did’t give much of an account of herself not what you would call a¬†Fiesty Female by any means but it’s another one for the blog to shout about. Infact that day I had bought a six fish ticket and caught my quota all from 3-6 lb so good day that one and it was around November time 2010 so the lakes where getting chilly on the legs for tubing.

Good exerise though on a cold day you have to keep paddling just to keep warm

6lb rainbow trout