Short Session......Chris Raftery
Decided to pop down the lake for a short session with my mate Burty. We didn't
get down till around 15:30, this was due to Burty not finishing work until then,
I was also having a look at the order that I received, must admit the JRC cocoon
bivvy is a very good buy, most impressed!
We decided to set up in the trees swim, this controlled the main body of water
in the lake. I had seen carp show in this area over the last couple of days and
sure enough when having a look b...
Gulp! Thorney Weir.....Michael Worrell
Gulp! Thorney Weir
I have been fishing more times this year so far than the whole of last year and I have been really enjoying it. Given a long commute I extended the offer to a work colleague to join me for 24hrs at Thorney Weir. Now he’s fairly new to carp angling, so I knew I would have my work cut out for me, but enjoy passing on my experiences to others and if I can get another angling into carping, all the better.
Well a busy day and usual outer London traffic meant w...
A change in fortune. Jon Angell
I have managed to get 4 overnight sessions in since my last blog and 2 of those have been successful at long last. It was only a matter of time until the bait worked. I have been using a mixture of Particle bomb and Pineapple fever boilies.
The first fish of the season came on a quick session on 11/4/13 at 5am. A boilie tipped with a white pop up ripped off from a clear spot off the reeds and resulted in a perfect common carp weighing just over 15lb. It’s always nic...
Remembering What It's All About - Mike Linstead
Having a weekend away from my regular fishing due to family commitments back home I found myself with a spare day and no plans.
So, with my brother laid up following some minor surgery, I took the opportunity to spend the day with my niece Katlin. And what did she want to do? Go fishing of course!
Although it's not the first choice pastime for a 10 year old girl, Katlin has grown up around water and shares the same childlike fascination for fishing that hooked both her da...
JRC Review....Steve Peach
Hello again, due to the weather and a move to a 32 acre syndicate I’ve struggled to put a fish on the bank I the last few weeks, so I thought it would be a good time to review some of my JRC products I’ve recently brought.
First is my JRC extreme large barrow bag which I can say was a great purchase, it’s got plenty of room for all your tackle and has plenty of pockets and storage space. The side pockets are big enough to fit six tubs of Gulp! Carp pop ups in each pocket! Th...
Spring has finally Sprung...Steve Peach
Spring had finally sprung the trees are turning green and the sun is in the sky, perfect time to start catching fish? The last four weeks has seen me doing two separate nights a week on my new lake. Which has just been taken over as a syndicate known as Papercourt lake, 32 acres with around 250 carp to just over 40lbs. the weather has been really up and down with sunny spells and rainy days followed by sharp frosts resulting in a very moody lake with everyone blanking for wee...
First twenty of year......Craig Soames
Well its bank holiday weekend and the wife is working the sun is shining so I welcomed the opportunity to get a 24 hour session in at Taswood lakes. when I arrived at the lake it was totally rammed being a nice worm bank holiday its to be expected so I had a quick walk round and found the swims few and far between and there hasn’t been a lot coming out but there were two free swims in the corner away from all the other anglers so I decided to hide myself in the far c...
Back catching......at last.......Paul McMinn
It has been a long time since my last blog and an even longer time since I managed to put a bend in my rod.
With the long winter, and a slow healing wrist injury to contend with, my fishing has seriously been affected. Both are now, finally improving and with that in mind, I decided to try and get out on the bank and attempt some much deserved, carp fishing.
I opted for a quick day session, to start with, at Kingsbury Water Park. This would be done by fishing on Gibsons Poo...
Terry uses his shore-angling skills to target specimen river trout!
Having received a trout angling invite from the lads at Lee Reservoir Angling, I made hasty bait and tackle preparations for this un-expected adventure. Unusually for trout angling, this would also be a night session.
It is well known just how effective ledgered worm baits can be for trout, and so, bait supply would start with one hundred black-heads, courtesy of my old mate Alister Smyth, Tight Lines Tackle Shop, Belfast, but I needed something extra. T...
New PB.........by Jake Law
About three months ago I received my first Berkley Gulp Carp Bait, Tuna and Spice, Squid and Liver and Pineapple fever etc. I got on the bank with them around 2-3 weeks later.
It was a Saturday evening and where we had recently had snow and rain I was lucky enough to find myself a clear patch. The weather was still freezing the nights going down to a minus reading. So it was still real winter carping for me. I got to the lake around 5:00 and set up my rods before everything ...