Peachy Common.....Craig Soames
Hi guys it has been awhile but I had a chance to get a quick overnighter in on Saturday 26th October but as my luck goes at the moment the weather was not going to be good , high winds and heavy rain but I braved the elements anyway.
On arrival at Taswood lakes I found there were only two other brave soles on Heron lake and both of them had the same idea and pegged up on the main pool on the wind, so I decided to set my stall in the middle of the lake with a large overhangin...
France.....day 2 Alan Taylor
After the hectic sleepless night it was nearly time for breakfast so thinking I should rest the swim and catch up on some sleep, so baited my areas with 2 to 3 kilo of Red Crustacean on each spot and went off for breakfast to compare catch reports, it soon became clear that the fish were holding up on the north bank where three of us were based, my brother had 4 carp including a 40,8 lb and Gary another gulp army member having 3 to 33lb, bringing our total to 13 in under 24 h...
24hr session......Ian Waterfield
After a 2.5 hr. drive from Teesside to hull I arrived at Newbridge lake at 11 am I got straight on the peg and started setting up, once set up I took a walk around lake to speak to fellow carpers to see how it’s been fishing, I have been told that it’s been fishing really well but only at night as they seem to have been sunbathing and no one has been catching during days. I have fished this venue 6 times in the last 18 months with my biggest out being a ghostie at 21lb.4oz ca...
World Carp Classic....Lake Bolsena
I have not long returned from Lake Bolsena, Italy and being part of the world carp classic competition this year was the 15th anniversary competition and the 2nd consecutive year that it has been held at Lake Bolsena. More than 450 anglers took part in this competition from 27 different countries.
Our journey there took us through France, until we reached Switzerland we then crossed the border into Switzerland followed by a very picturesque journey through that country. Fi...
Terry’s Travels Targeting Wrasse
As we only had an afternoon tide to play with, we decided to spend the time in search of wrasse, in particular, Ballans and Cuckoos. We had done enough deep-water anchoring up to now and wanted some relaxing, less energetic angling! A set of baited feathers is as easy as it gets, and that’s all that is required to tempt these reef dwelling species.
With plenty of ragworm to satisfy the Ballans, we needed a couple of dozen Mackerel. Small strips of fresh M...
Earlier than usual I managed to grab a couple of days on my boat on the Norfolk Broads for an early pike fishing trip. It seemed unusual to be out in mild weather and with leaves on the trees. It turned out to be a good trip with 12 fish the boat between us for the two days. With two different approaches popped up dead baits and some very lively action on a mixture of Berkeley and Abu lures. A really enjoyable trip, nice time of year.
Big Pollack on Lures
Wreck fishing is undergoing a transformation regarding both tackle and technique. The modern wreck angler is fishing much lighter tackle than used to be the case, but is also employing lures far more. If you’re new to offshore wreck fishing though, information on this new style of fishing can be limited. With this in mind, I thought I might describe how I tackled a recent trip out to wrecks off the Welsh coast in the hope it might help those looking to go wreck fishing for t...
Andy’s Specimen Spurdog
I forgot to post this blog, old age setting in! Up to last summer, Andy had never had the opportunity to target Spurdog in search of an Irish specimen over the elusive twelve pound barrier. This had to be put right, and with favourable wind direction and neap tides, we found ourselves en-route to the deep-water Spurdog marks of the north-east coast.
Of course, fresh Mackerel were priority as ever, and luckily enough, we found these reasonably quickly; not always th...
Peach and Black Pepper pop up.....
At this time of year as Autumn sets in where lakes and rivers have a lot of trees surrounding them the amount of leaf debris on the bottom increases greatly. So when using bottom baits this can mask your presentation of course using a pop up will help, so using my Peach & Black Pepper baits which have proved so successful for me since I have been using them. On two waters in particular that I have been fishing the Peach and Black Pepper on bottom baits has been very s...
Holiday time at last. Final part …….Bob Naisbitt.
After my pb mirror in the early hours of Monday morning nothing happened until that afternoon when after sterling efforts by Drafty out in the boat to free a fish which had weeded me up badly was lost but thankfully rig safely retrieved. Tuesday morning my swim really livened up following a night where it rained for the best part of the night with three fish coming to my rods during the day between 20 and 34lbs.
With Tuna & Spice doing the business on the Tuesday t...