Winter on the Tarn.......Steve Peach
The weather has been so grim and it's really not doing the fishing on the tarn much good as the water has really coloured up, it's normally crystal clear this time of year! But I've still managed to bank a couple of fish.
I had a trip out Boxing Day and fished a swim called the boards and fishing tight to the tree line I managed to bank a couple of stunning mirrors both 14lb12oz.
The next few weeks was a total washout, I arrived New Year's Day and the rain was so heavy ...
Pre-baiting Pays Off......... Shaun Nunns
Over the past month I’ve been introducing a mix of Gulp coco and banana boilies and Gulp peach and black pepper boilies into a low stocked, small, snaggy water. Every few days I've been riding up to the lake after school and putting in just enough bait to keep the carp active, but not too much as I want them to still be hungry when I get chance to wet my lines. I’ve been putting in a mix of boilies and sweetcorn over two inviting spots that I think will produce carp....
Winterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......Jack Hudson Edwards
My fishing has been on the back burner for a bit due to revision. The weathers cold and miserable. The cold bites you and the nights crawl in. So why go fishing i hear you ask? One reason, dedication. The fish all wear their winter colours and can still be at decent weights.
During the winter most of my sessions tend to be very short day sessions. Fishing for a bite at a time is a top priority. Little freebies and bright hook baits were the tactic that I employed. Gulp! Coco...
Best dace of our lives
James Robbins samples the sport on the River Ribble
WHEN the winter days are at their shortest and coldest, it’s all too easy to assume that fish might be reluctant to feed. However, provided the conditions are settled, a number of species – dace in particular – will respond well to a hookbait. That’s the sentiment occupying the mind of James Robbins as he pushes his tacklebox trolley through the frosty grass towards a swim on Lancashire’s River Ribble recommended to h...
FLAMER IV MISSION ACCOMPLISHED REPORT AND PICTURE
Andy Collings landed his Personal Best Undulate Ray weighing 17Ib 5oz while fishing anchored on a bank aboard FLAMER IV. Andy was using a 20Ib class rod with a Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hook penell rig baited with Ammo Squid and Mackerel cocktail. The Ray was released alive. Andy also caught two other Personal Best on the same trip which were a 4Ib 12oz Spotted Ray and a 10Ib 12oz Bull Huss.
John Billett landed his Personal Best Bull Huss weighing 15Ib 9oz while fishing anc...
Bait Preparation.......Danny Boorer
Hi there I have decided to write a blog about some small bits of preparation that I tend to do before I head out on the bank, I think to many of us are lazy in terms of preparing bait before we venture out, and its only down to your imagination what you can do with some brilliant products from Berkley. Now I could write a lot about this topic so ill keep this particular blog relatively short. I hope everyone can see from the pictures that I have glugged some normal pink pop u...
Quick sessions by Kev Stokes..
As its dark at just after 4pm I find it difficult to get down my local water now so I have to take every chance I get so when given the chance to go came recently I shot up and was soon at the lake. I only had 4 hours so decided to drop on a nice open water swim that I know with a lovely gravel bar at about 60 yards. As the water was already very cold I decided to only put a few baits round each rod in a bid to nick a quick bite and all that effort paid off as after about 40 ...
Spodding out for success! - Jonny Molesworth
I’m not often one to grab a spod rod and begin filling in a lake with bait, much preferring to fish tighter swims and ambushing passing carp using lighter baiting tactics. However, I’m fully aware that it’s a great tactic for big hits on many carp waters across the country, when used appropriately. After a poorer-than-average session on the local clay pits which yielded only one double and a couple of small pasties, I decided that a change of tactics was in order for my next ...
Earlswood Open – Jan 19th 2014
I’ve not managed to get out on any River matches yet in 2014! All our winter leagues have been cancelled due to flooding.
Anyway I been enjoying a few sessions at Earlswood lakes near Birmingham catching some nice bream and roach on the feeder.
Yesterday I fished a small open on the Yachting lake at Earlswood and drew peg 55 on the dam wall.
I knew this had been a good area and was looking forward to finally fishing a match this year, also as I’d drawn near to some o...
Terry’s Travels A bit of a Gilt Trip!
During the height of our glorious summer that eventually arrived back in July, my angling mate Andy Wolsey and I decided to head for the Cork coastline. This was in search of a new species for us, namely the Gilt Head Bream.
The original plan was to allow three days to find our target species, and possibly stretch to a fourth day if things didn’t happen to go our way. Although day one was a failure of sorts, we tempted a few thick-lipped Mullet and their close ...