Terry’s Travels.......load of Pollack
Just a short sea angling blog to keep my hand in! I can hardly believe that we actually managed to get off-shore this weekend. This must be the longest stint that my Red Bay Fast Fisher has had to endure, locked up on her trailer throughout the winter and beyond. It has been over seven months since we last set foot on her due to constant, inclement sea conditions and to be honest, I almost didn’t care whether we caught or not, almost! I just wanted to get out again!
The water is finally warming up and it is getting to that point where the carp have other things on their minds apart from feeding - yes its spawning time.
I have not long returned from a week in France where I managed to land myself 17 fish up to 39.08 lb. At the start of the week we all noticed a lack of the larger female fish being landed and an increase in the smaller males being caught. As the week went on and with further inspection via a boat we noticed that in a co...
Crystal Waters, France 25th May – 1st June 2013...Kev Pierce
Crystal Waters , France 25th May – 1st June 2013
Another successful week at Crystal Waters, France……….4 of us arrived early Saturday morning to bright sunshine and temperatures picking up – things looked good and the fish hadn’t started to spawn yet
We settled in around the 25 acre lake, optimistic about our chances………
It didn’t take long for Ed and his brother Mark to find the fish, the best of which were a stunning 43lb common and 46lb 8oz mirror. They both had 13 fish e...
Mixed species fishing.......
Pictured is Flamer IV regular John Billett holding up a 4Ib 12oz Black Bream which he caught whileanchored on a mark to the east of Weymouth.The big Bream is a personal best for John. John was using a Shakespeare 8Ib class Salt rod with a two hook trace baited with and strips of Ammo squid.
Phil Harrison on a birthday trip aboard Flamer IV landed his personal best Cod weighing 20Ib. Phil was using 20Ib cla...
DAY SESSION SUCCESS .......... Gary Maddison
DAY SESSION SUCCESS .......... Gary Maddison
Well, after the success on the syndicate water, it was then off to the day lake.I had visited this place on many occasions but had yet to wet a line. Arriving at the complex on a still cold and windy May morning, the first stop was to the tackle barn to purchase a ticket and talk to the owners to see how the lake had been fishing of late.
I was informed that the carp lake had been fishing quite well with most of the carp coming...
Up Close and Personnel.....Paul McMinn
After a long night-shift at work, and with the sun rising, I opted to visit my local syndicate lake instead of going to bed.
Armed with my 9 foot Stalking Rod, some Chum mixers and various pop ups, I headed for the lake. A short drive seen me arrive at the lake and having the luxury of the place to myself.
After a recce of the lake, I found a few Carp tucked up against one of the margins, soaking up the morning sun.
Forgetting that I had come to fish and try and nick one...
Back on the bank at last!...Steve Phipps
After what feels like an eternity, I finally managed to get a session in over the weekend. Unfortunately life has been getting in the way of my fishing so far this year but with a tough few months behind me its time to begin the carp campaign of 2013.
This cracker couldn't resist the Red Crustations.
I headed down to my club lake for a 24 hrs session armed with a bucket of the Red Crustations, which I ordered in febuary and am only finally getting the chance to use them...
Fishing for Heroes – Packington Fisheries - 1st June 2013
On Saturday I competed in a Fishing for Heroes competition at Packington Fisheries near Coventry.
The event was organized by fishery manager John Birchall and is part of a national competition to raise money and awareness for the Fishing for Heroes charity.
The day went really well and this event raised over £1500 for this fantastic charity that supports UK military veterans.
We fished the competition on the beautiful Cocks Close lake on the Packington estate.
Pastures New........Chris Cox
This season I have taken on a new carping mission. Its a larger water than last years, containing around 80 carp in 12.5 acres. The lake is full of weed, snags and is absolutely gin clear. Last season I fished a small lake of 4 acres with a large stock of carp and caught lots of fish but felt like a needed a real challenge.
My target this season was to take on a hard venue with a tough reputation and fish for some real jewels in the carping crown. This venue is set in the ...
Harry's 31!.......Craig Soames
On Saturday 11th may Harry and I decided to do a quick overnighter at Taswood lakes Norfolk
On arrival the lake was very quiet. As we walked round there were a few fish showing in and round the two small islands and the Lilley’s close by, so we decided to wet a line in the two closest swims.
Harry chose the area just past the island on the back of the lillies
About two hours had past when the bailiff was doing his last walk round and stopped for a chat and telling us the f...