Repeat capture of a stunner !......Chris Cox
Repeat capture of a stunner !
After Picking up a couple of kilo's of pineapple fever I was eager to get back to the lake, after setting up in a swim called 'arkle' I hadn't fished before I set about the swim with the marker float. it was obvious that a pop up was needed as the lakebed was virtually all covered in a layer of silkweed. After creating a simple pop up rig consisting of a size 10 hook tied knotless style with a split shot pinched on 1 inch back from the hook to...
Safety blog - Carp Safety & photographing......Richard Handel
In this Blog I would like to cover Carp safety when weighing and photographing fish.
Firstly, always have your unhooking mat out ready (that means undone and laid out on the floor). I have seen so many times, people catching a fish, leave the fish in the net unsecured, turn round and only then start getting their unhooking mat out. I have seen fish power off into the lake in the net in this situation. I always put a bank stick in the ground just in case I have to do this, ...
Testing out the New Crustacean Boilie
It's that time of year again where I head over to France for my 2 weeks fishing, this year I decided to go back to Lac Fishabil. After such a good result last time and the knowledge of all the improvements made to the venue I really couldn't resist!
Van all loaded up with tackle, Gulp Red Crustacean in 20mm and Green Betaine pellets in 3mm ready to be put in last minute. With only a short drive to the ferry port of Plymouth, and 1 hour and 45 mins drive when I hit French soi...
Estate Lake Carping.....Dan Crossman
Hi everyone as reported I was going to have a go carping over the weekend and I only got 13hours in on the estate lake.
I had been told the big girls had been out one of them to my brother Leon at just under 30lb and a 27lb the one I had had at
The start of the season at 28-11 so down by almost 2lb.WELL DONE LEON.
Well after the all the effort I only had a stocky mirror of 13-14ish and a 6lb tench to show for all my hard work and both were taken blow back style. With botto...
“Utopia” .................Peter Wright
Last month I received a phone call from a fishing mate of mine from up North inviting me to join him on a carping trip to “Utopia” situated in the Compiegne region of France approx. 2 ½ hrs. Drive from Calais, It’s a mature 10 acre Lake, with 8 purpose made swims. The lake has depths ranging from 3 metres deepest part in winter to 70cm shallowest part in summer with silt pockets, gravel bars, plateaus, and overhanging trees in the margins, and plenty of weed beds, lovely.
After fishing the Carp Society’s Horseshoe Lake (65acres) and Watermarks Bradleys (165 acres) for some time, I have found that long range fishing has helped me catch when others have been blanking.
Being able to cast long distances has enabled me to get amongst the fish when other anglers just cannot reach them due to their casting abilities. Here are a few pointers that will help you gain distance with your casting, which when taught on my tutorials always adds at lea...
Autumn, a time for the big girls.
As September creeps onwards and the nights really do start to show us that they are definitely getting shorter the lakes that we fish start to take on their late summer, early autumn look, I really do enjoy to fish for carp. This is the start of a season for me that is synonymous with carp angling. Autumn was THE time to be out on the banks hoping to catch that elusive big fish full of energy from a summers hard feeding and ready to take on the winter months ahead. These days...
Squid+Liver Is So Good.......David Martin
My first order of Squid+Liver has arrived yippee 17 kilos of carp food goodiness, the car is loaded all I need is clearance from the ball and chain, "Yes" she said to my surprise, 30secs later my car is heading for the lake.
The lake I've chosen for my first couple of sessions is the local clubs "runs water" which is an average gravel pit of about 4-5 acres. There are a good number of fish in here and there also three main brands of boilies that get used down here so thoug...
Snodland Lake Club Fishery....
Hello again .This week I done a 24 hour session on my club lake at Snodland in Kent with my friend Andy, Andy will be joining me at about 4pm after he finishes work.
The lake is 28 acres in size and at its deepest is also 28ft deep. The margins very in depths to 6ft, reed lined in places with very little weed to worry about. The lake holds a good head of twenty's and thirty's with at least 1 forty plus mirror, other fish include pike to 30lb some tench and a large head of br...
The Bolsena battle continues!
Thursday morning dawned brightly, after the rain finally subsided; but the wind had swung round and was blowing right to left now; and the bites had dropped off markedly, as fish were following the wind down to the higher peg numbers in our section off to the left.
Great action captured on video..........
We only picked up 2 bites that day, resulting in one fish of 6.3kg to Rob in the night, having dropped the other bite in the heavy weed that was now balling up in ...