Back to school time......Jack Hudson Edwards
With me been back at school over nighters are now out of the equation. The short sessions replace and the fishing now becomes a whole different ball game!
With very little time at my disposal I had 5 hours to winkle one out of my syndicate. Upon arrival there wasn't really much movement and after thinking it threw and planning were the fish would be using the weather etc, I jumped into a peg I knew rather well. It commands an awful lot of water and a lot of options. I have...
Rainbow Lakes...Peg 11.......Darren Waller
I decided on taking the squid liver again in all sizes after the success in 17 earlier in the year. We arrived on the Friday evening to be told Eric’s Common had been out of peg 11 on Thursday at 82lb, and that the swim was empty so we could go and set up. We put the tents up had some food and went to bed, ready to start a fresh in the morning.
The rods were out for dinnertime, and the first run was Sunday morning with a 30lb common and a 31lb 6oz to the wife 3 hours later. ...
Terry’s Travels Grey Mullet
As the autumn draws to a close, our Mullet days are numbered for another year, particularly in the north of Ireland where sea temperatures are somewhat cooler than the southern shores. With this in mind, Andy Wolsey joined me in an attempt to persuade one or two of these silver torpedoes into giving us some end of season sport before we hang up the Mullet rods and break into the pike gear!
I decided to take Andy to one of my “secret location” mullet areas. The secr...
Getting back to the lake...David Weaver
Hi Guys, Sorry my blogs have been slow coming this year, but so have the fish.
This might not be a monster, but it’s from a monster pit. A water stretching over at least 180+ acres. I spent many hours walking, looking, baiting over a period of about a month. This vast pit holds some beautiful old original warriors but very few of them, at a rough guess 2 fish for every 10 acres of water. I arrived at the pit with minimum tackle a few spare rigs, a handful of bait already in ...
The end of this month will see those long dark nights start to return and with it comes the cold and frost. This time of year can be a hard one for the carp angler to endure. The memories of those summer nights still fresh and the thought of having to spend 12 hours and more in darkness in the bivvy just sends some home for the winter. Packing up all that extra gear that you have to take after a session of darkness and wet, where none of the equipment ever seems to dry just f...
Day 3 French trip......Alan Taylor
Just before breakfast I baited my spots with several kilos of red Crustacean prepping the swim for hopefully another productive day.
Starting off with this solid 37.12 Common just after lunch
Next up was a 26.12 at 4.30pm
28.12 8pm and another at 8.45 weighing in at 27
3am another common at 34lb
Then at 4.30am another common At 37.4
To top the night off my brother, Gary and myself had 3 thirties within 20 minutes of each other,
Day two.......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...
Short evening sessions......Kev stokes.
Another cracking day of low air pressure was all the excuse I needed to slink off for a quick 3 hr session after college and after pulling up in the car park I swiftly unloaded and walked round to my chosen swim. On arrival a nice fish showed over my chosen left hand area so confidence was high for a quick bite. Soon both of my rods were positioned to the far marginal snags with a scattering of squid and liver baits and a glugged squid and liver hook bait tipped with a very s...
Back on the Bank......Luke Norton-Parr
I have recently had a break from fishing due to the birth of my beautiful daughter, however i have now managed to get a few morning sessions under my belt and thanks to the pulling power of red crustacean boilies it didn't take too long to get back amongst the fish.
The first came from a tricky Norfolk venue where after a slow walk round i managed to locate some fish and get a bait out amongst them, however these fish have seen it all before and i soon got the feeling that t...
New Gulp Carp Army recruit!... Shaun Nunns.
I've been newly recruited into the Gulp Carp Army. Here is a brief introduction about me and my fishing...
At 15 I’m probably one of the younger members here, but I've still been fishing for around 10 years so have a fair amount of knowledge. I started match fishing and then progressed through to carp fishing about 5 years ago. I fish mainly in and around the Midlands, but 4-5 times a year I go to Richworth Linear Fisheries, which holds my PB mirror and common, ...