8 Hour Session – Neil O’Connor
Bank Holiday Monday and I got to the 8 acre lake in Cambridgeshire about 6.30 am, some 50 miles from home, expecting to find the lake full with carp anglers, to my amazement the lake was empty not a soul just me and my mate, Gary, also a Gulp Army recruit.
We decided to fish a corner of the lake after seeing some fizzing on the far tree line some 30-40 yards out, and put out 2-3 handfuls of 12 mm Tuna & Spice Boilies. My rig choice was a lead clip set up with 1 metre o...
Mixed bag....Jack Hudson Edwards
WOW May and June have been quite a jam packed few months! I have had the amazing experience of being able to write for the under 21 section in Crafty Carper! This is such a privilege and I would like to thank everybody who helped me in some way to achieve things that I could of only dreamed of doing in my fishing career so far. Having just finished football I now was able to concentrate and get my head down to my fishing. I had done a few sessions previous to the holidays but...
DAY SESSION SUCCESS .......... Gary Maddison
Well, after the success on the syndicate water, it was then off to the day ticket venue Manor Farm in Biggleswade for a midweek day session on the carp 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 ...
Rainbow Lake Peg 17....18th May till 1st June...Darren Waller
We started our journey down to Dover on the Thursday evening to catch the 02.00 Friday ferry to Calais, once in Calais we headed to a wine warehouse to get some supplies then fuelled up then started our journey to Hostens.
I decided on doing the national roads this time most of the way to save on costs as I have a few trips down that way, we arrived 18.00 on the Friday after plenty of stops for coffee and a sleep. We were greeted by Pascal and had a beer with him, then went ...
Tarn Opening Session....Steve Peach
Finally it’s the start of the new season on the Tarn and the glorious 16th is with us again!
The week before saw us down the tarn for the draw for the 12 night tickets available for both of the first two nights of the season.
I was lucky enough to have my ticket pulled out of the hat second and picked my favourite swim the Boards and shortly after my dad’s ticket came out too and as he had to work on the Sunday I said he could double up with me to save him having to pack up...
A quick over night session on Gosfield lake Essex bringing results....Charlie Fenner
I started May off with a quick overnight session on one of my local waters Gosfield Lake. Gosfield lake is around 18 Acres of fishable water that is home to one of the most well-known water-ski clubs in Essex, as well as the ski club it is home to a number of old English carp to 36lb. Fishing is not always made easy by the time the boat and skiers spend out on the water and also the small clusters of boys fixed at various points in the lake. The boat is normally active from 8...
Terry’s Travels A failed hunt for Porgies.
With a break in the weather last weekend, we used this window of opportunity to have a look for porgies off the Donegal coast. Our fortunes altered for the worse, when half-way to the mark, a call from an angling friend suggested we change our plans! Boat anglers had caught absolutely nothing the day previous and blamed it on a large pod of Orca’s that had arrived in the area. I have no knowledge of how Killer Whales would affect angling, but we decided to come ...
Terry’s Travels Wild Irish Bream
I recently asked Sidney Kennedy (Lee Reservoir Angling Services, County Cork) to keep me in the loop on the next Bream foray, and typical of this man, it was not long before he gave me the nod regarding an up-coming adventure. My angling buddy, Andrew Wolsey had also been hankering for a “Bream bash” and was cordially invited. Two days, including one over-nighter is a relatively short stint when it comes to Bream sessions in general, but it was all the time we could affor...
Brighter weather. By Bob Naisbitt.
What a change it has made to be able to get out on the bank in some half descent weather I say half as it never appears to the same from one day to the next. This is an over nighter for me only the second so far this year.
All set up with all four baits out two baits to the left and right in the margins one to open water and one to the far margins at about eighty yards . Again I am using the Berkley Gulp Red Crustacean . The margin rods baited up with 12mm bottom baits toppe...
At Last!!.......Kevin Burgess
Well you may wonder why I have not been blogging over the last few months and that is purely down to one thing...............I have not had a single fish! As you all know the weather has been so up and down the carp just have not had a clue if they are coming or going. The lake I am currently targeting is a very hard water and to give you a feeling how hard the other lads that fish this very special place are some of the best carp fisherman I have seen with a lot o...