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 ...
Crystal Waters - JRC and Berkley Trip
Well its been just over two weeks since I returned from Crystal Waters in France with the JRC/Berkley Team and as previously written up on here my fellow Consultant Ellis Brazier had a really good trip with a fair few fish out and a lot of work done for JRC and Berkley which I am sure you will all see in the future. As Ellis stated in his blog all on the trip caught so with all the work and all catching fish - a great success. You can check out the day by day pr...
The Plaice start to feed.....
Mick Beach (above) landed a 5Ib 8oz Plaice while drift fishing aboard Flamer IV. Mick was using 8Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace that had green and black coloured attractor beads on. The successful bait was ragworm and strips of Ammo squid.
Mark Towner (above) landed his Personal Best Plaice while drift fishing aboard Flamer IV.The Plaice weighed in at 6Ib. Mark was using 10Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace baited with ragworm and strips of ...
I have just done a quick section on a local pool near Pershore, Worcestershire last Friday night, the weather was fine and it was nice to have it a bit warmer, having done too many cold nights in my bivvy this year!
I put 3 rods out all with identical blow back rigs. On one Coco and Banana On rod 2 Red Crustacean and on rod 3 on Squid and Liver all fished with a bag of the same crushed bait with pellet and corn and all topped off with a pop up piece of corn and scattered b...
JRC Contact Rod............Luke Norton
This month I have been making a few trips to a local commercial water to test a few new products before I use them on my syndicate as I don’t want them to let me down when it really matters, I have been trying out a few things including a new lead arrangement, a different braid and my own variation of the hinged stiff rig but the best stand out product has been my JRC contact rod.
I opted for the 12 foot 2.75lb test curve version and my first impression after unpacking the r...
French trip.......and more....
First off, I again owe all the regular readers of this blog an apology for being so slow this spring in updating my pieces. I’m slack I know and really there is no excuse.
So now I have finally sat down in front of the PC what’s new. Well if you are a regular reader of all things JRC and bloggy then you will be probably aware that we have all (the consultants) been on a bit of an adventure over the pond to France. The lake this motley crew descended on was the infamous Cryst...
Fish at last. By Bob Naisbitt.
At last the fish have started to show themselves on my local water. Showing fish made the selection of my chosen swim on my latest trip much easier than of late . Unable to find showing fish on my last four trips meant that I have blanked on all of those trips. Most of the time that have been I have been the only angler on the lake which on a water of thirty four acres makes things difficult as the fish can hold up in an area of water for days without being found.