Instant success.......Bob Naisbitt.
Looking through my French doors while putting this Blog together from my last session the weather has change to a grey wet and miserable day. Which is a complete change for my area as the weather has been pretty good over the last week with plenty of sun and high cloud and no rain.
On arriving at the lake on this session there is a light southerly wind with some cloud and sun, the making of a good day hopefully. With fish showing in the far margins the swim of my choice has ...
A Mixed Bag
Frankly the weather on my local Cardigan Bay coast in Wales for the past month or more has been generally pretty much unfishable. I still have not had a boat trip out this year, all being called off due to bad weather. Shore fishing has fared little better. It’s been the weed that has made the fishing really tough, and this has been reflected with other anglers as catch reports currently are as scarce as hen’s teeth. The amount of weed on the beaches and inside the estuaries ...
Last Gasp Lump.......Nigel Warner
It started with a text last year, ‘do you fancy a week on Gigantica’ well that got my attention. I checked with the boss and got the ok, having never been to France I fancied having a go. So for 6 months I researched all I could on the lake, the most helpful was emailing Danny T at the lake. As he is there 24/7 his knowledge was invaluable, also the reports on the website from the last couple of years gave pointers to weather and swims which may be an option at the draw. Chri...
Terry’s Travels........Chasing Specimen Roach
We spent the day in search of specimen Roach yesterday, that is to say, fish of two pounds and over. They are one of the most abundant species in Ireland, but certainly not at that particular size, and a specimen is considered a rare achievement.
One local lake on my hit-list has been extremely kind to me over the years, giving up its fair share of quality Roach, and we opted to give it a try. It has been almost twelve months since my last visit, and I was keen to see how ...
FIRST 24HR OF THE YEAR......Sean Rand
Hi I’m Sean Rand I’ve been doing bait testing for Berkley since just before Christmas and I have been using the squid and liver boilies on my local lake and over 3months I have got the fish loving it. I did a 24 hour session on the pool last week and with the pool quiet for the day with no fish on the bank I set up at 5.30pm and baited the area with the squid & liver boilies using my boilie stick spreading baits in a big area. I then left it for 1 hour before casting into...
Weymouth - Flamer update
WRECKING - A recent trip produced Ling,Pollack , Cod and Conger. Scottish lassTracey Robertson landed a 15Ib Cod on 15Ib class tackle with a flying collar rig and Rhubarb and Custard Shad.Tracey is pictured with her Cod catch.
Neil Barbour and Julie on their first wrecking trip on Flamer IV caught four Ling,two on lures and two on Ammo Squid Baits.Flamer IV regular Phil Harrison landed some Cod with the biggest weighing 14Ib 15oz.While trying for Ling with Squid and Ma...
Quick Session.......Chris Cox
Following a date cancellation with my girlfriend an opportunity for a quick overnight session arose. Of course I didn't need asking twice. Arriving at the lake at 8pm, the sun was just dissapearing over the treeline surrounding the lake. A full moon and bright night was on forecast and for once the weather report was correct. I set the rods up in a corner of the lake which has good form for an evening bite or two.
I despatched a kilo of 16mm tuna & spice boilies over a...
As you know I have been chasing a common in my syndicate water for two seasons now, not the biggest of fish but what a warrior.
I have been on the bank as much as possible recently, with this warm weather kicking in the fish have been moving, so I knew there has got to be a chance. Last season I was top rod with 30 fish, this season I am well up there again but just cant seem to bag my target. On the 3rd of may after work I shot up to my water to start a session for the week...
Fish waking up......Chris Cox
The lake hasn''t been fishing well lately due to the cold conditions. With average depths of 14 feet the lake was going to take a little time to warm up. With some warmer weather forecast I decided I would fish a large pit next door to the small lake as this lake is shallower and thinking that the carp would be more active in there due to the water warming quicker.
However, upon arrival at the water it became apparent that every carp angler in the area thought the same and...
Tench on the Gulp Squid and Liver
I joined a new hard fished private lake in February now with the weather is starting to warm up and the carp are now starting to munch which is a good sign.
I found a corner of the lake were it seem on one fished as there were overhanging trees and snags. I put in a hand full of squid and liver in a couple of days a week also with a handful of pellet just to get some fish interested, I went down a week ago and I had 5 tench out with the biggest at 6lb 4oz from this swi...