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...
First overnighter is finally here, due to weather, family and work commitments it’s been a bit hectic, weather has been glorious and warm all week with strong south westerly’s and true to form the day I planned is cooler with wind due to change tonight to a northerly :-( . With this in mind I have chosen a peg on the back of the south westerly so when the wind changes it will push into my corner, hopefully bringing a couple of fish with it later in night and early morning. As...
Short Session..Matthew Deakin
Had a couple of short day sessions since my last blog, not had much just a couple of small carp, really did struggle and rig placement was the most important aspect on the two days. I fished the same swim as it was the only area I had witnessed any fish movements so it seemed best option, add to that it was bitterly cold in the wind, this area was sheltered at the back of a large reedbed.
Even the water was too cold for the coots who spent most of the day on the bank w...
Bank holiday common........Craig Soames
With the long bank holiday weekend I had the opportunity to get a short 24 hr session on the bank, but I think everyone else had the same idea but who would blame them, the weather was going to be better than it had been for a while,
on arrival at taswood lakes early Sunday morning I found the lake was rammed and only a few swims free so I had a long slow walk round looking for somewhere to wet my lines as I continued round a man with a stacked barrow was coming the other wa...
JRC Kit review and first session on Red Crustacean and Squid Liver.......Tim Fairchild
JRC Kit review and first session on Red Crustacean and Squid Liver.
It’s a while since I’ve been here; my last session was back in the frozen winter when I caught my PB 25lb 12 Common which got me a weekly winners badge in the Ace Carp Cup with Angler Mail. Then came the closed season on my private water in Sussex. This time out gave me the opportunity to sort through my gear and have a tidy up and reorganise for the new season.
I purchased a few new items of kit from the g...