Peter Collings landed his Personal Best Spurdog weighing 17Ib while anchored up on a bank. Peter was using 20Ib class tackle with a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel mounted on a pennel rig.
Mike Setherton a member of the Cormorants SAC landed his Personal Best Thornback Ray weighing 16Ib 3oz whilst also fishing at anchor on a bank aboard Flamer IV. Mike was using an up-tide rod with a flowing trace. The successful bait was a cocktail of Ammo squid and Mackerel mou...
A bit of a chill in the air......Clive Dobinson
A bit of a chill in the air
I see it as a vital part of my bailiff duties to be at the lake for the last week in March and the first couple of weeks in April, this is when we get anglers looking around the lake with a look to joining the syndicate and of course wanting to know what the lake holds for all species not just carp as we also have bream, tench and pike anglers wanting to know the ‘ins and outs’ of the lake stock, and, as the complex also has the fishing rights to ...
Short Session Success......Mark Bradley
Due to work commitments over the last few months I’ve been limited to time on the bank which has left me resorting to several short sessions on my local estate lake which is roughly 6 acre’s in size with an average depth of around 4-5ft and deeper area’s of about 8ft towards one end. With the lake being right on the doorstep I thought it would be an ideal water to wet a line and get some winter action. Being armed with Berkley’s Gulp Coco ‘n’ Banana in both 12 and 16mm I was ...
Coco n Banana.......Martyn Davies
After the run of decent weather I decided that an evening session was on the cards and couldn’t wait to make the most of the 4pm finish at work. With my target day in mind I made sure everything was prepped ready for me to get home, changed, grab the gear and go. Making my way on foot to the lake I realised the winds were far stronger than I thought but knowing that these were blowing in from the south west I could only be confident of a take or two.
I knew exactly wha...
Final Tackle Preparations......Matt Groves
If you read my previous post you’ll realise I’m off the France very soon. I wasn’t go to do another blog post until a few days before we go as I’m going to be covering the final preparations and details in the post, but I thought I’d quickly knock this together as some of you might find it useful…
I’ve had my mainline on my reels for approaching 18 months now, its fluorocarbon so it lasts a bit longer than mono (esp when kept clean and untwisted) but it’s now time to replace...
My first Salmon of the year from the Wye!
Yesterday I managed to get out on the River Wye for my first Salmon fishing day of the season.
We fished near Fownhope downstream of Hereford and after the long winter I was really looking forward to getting out.
Also there had been some encouraging reports of some big spring salmon up to 30lb caught from both the Wye and Severn in the last few weeks.
It’s a dream of mine to hook such a big fish on the fly – maybe one day!
The river was dropping after a small floo...
Warmer weather please!....Adam Spearing
It’s been a horrendous spring so far, which has limited my sessions over the last month. On this day it was cold but sunny, so I went to a local lake that had a good head of quality carp. Due to a cold wind I decided to fish at the back of a reed bed that was sheltered. I decide to initially bait up with 30 gulp 15mm tutti fruity boilies and 30 gulp 10mm tutti fruity boilies. I gave it an hour till I cast out. The rig I decided to use was a simple bottom bait rig as the lake ...
Product Review - JRC Easy Rider Extreme Barrow by Mike Linstead
During a very cold wintry session recently I took the opportunity to test out my new JRC Easy Rider Extreme Barrow.
Having never owned my own barrow before I thought it was time to invest in this bit of kit, to help me tackle my new target water for the year ahead.
Now I must admit I'm not the kind of angler that will rush out to buy every bit of kit imaginable and lump it all down with me on a session but I do like to have the gear I think I'm going to need.
At this t...
Hurry up spring…Please. Jon Angell.
Hi everyone, I’ve only managed two overnight sessions since my last blog and both have been cold and un-eventful. But I did enjoy being out on the bank. Both mornings saw frost on the winter skin and ice in the margins of the lake. When will this icy grip on the UK leave us to get on with spring and hopefully the catching of some nice carp?
I’m not panicking about not catching as all the other anglers who are fishing through this time are blanking as well, and most of them a...
Where is spring......Steve Peach
Well spring is still struggling to show itself and the frosty nights and bitter days are not the best weather to be bagging up in!
Last week I was lucky to have a Friday and Saturday together so the car was loaded and I even managed to get out of work early Thursday and I was on the road heading to a new venue my club has just brought, the well-known South Lake in Yateley.
I arrived early evening and found the place was very busy but running out of time I found a swim with ...