Gulp! Tench session......John Hughes
It is currently the close season on our club venue. I decided I can't not fish during this time so I joined another club having had a few seasons off of it. I have been fishing at this lake since I was a little nipper. It feels good to be back. The lake I'm on is a big water, 13 acres if I'm not mistaken. This is a hard water.
There are few carp in here and are difficult to temp. There are however some lovely tench in here and this is what I decided to target on this 2...
April fishing picks up.....
John Hole from Sussex landed his personal best Spurdog which weighed in at 18Ib. John caught the big spur while anchored on a bank aboard Flamer IV. John was using a Shakespeare up-tide rod with a pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited with a cocktail of Ammo squid and Mackerel.
He also had a right old struggle trying to land a 25Ib Blonde Ray. Both fish were returned alive.
Dave Metcalf (above) from Dorset also landed a personal best Spurdog which w...
Bound for France.....Matt Groves
I am lucky enough to be off to France (Juvanze Blue) in a few weeks, so the preparation is in full swing now, and that got me thinking about this blog article… I think it might be useful to share some of things I've learned along the way.
This is part one of a 2-part article covering the planning and preparation needed for a trip to France, and to do all you can to ensure success! There are many decisions to be made, and a lot of detail to be considered, and you really nee...
After a very frustrating year so far yes I know it’s only April… I arranged to do an overnighter on a club water close to home, this was the Thursday night before Good Friday.
I arrived at the lake about 5pm to find we had the lake to ourselves now this lake don’t hold any carp over 22lbs and the club holds a lot of matches as the water contains many different species of fish it is also a great water for trying new bait and new rigs . the club has only just aloud n...
Having the freedom to focus my angling exploits as I see fit allows for a good deal of creativity and expression in the way I can report back my own angling utilising GULP! and JRC products. For the upcoming season I have chosen to do something I have never done before and that is to fish overnighters largely to break up the long commute into work every day, but also to maximise my fishing time, which in the past has been restricted to 24-48hr sessions and the day and not n...
Tough going in the cold… Jonny Molesworth
With a week of ski instructing cancelled and heaps of snow in Shropshire hampering my best intentions to do anything useful, spirits were dwindling. However, once Easter day had arrived, there seemed to be a break in the weather and a bit of sun surely spelled an end to this infernal snow. It had been almost 2 months since my last couple of sessions, so I was absolutely gagging to get down on the bank again and, with the dregs of a 3kg bucket of Squid and Liver boilies to use...
IT’S GULP BAIT PRE BAITING TIME.....Richard Handel
IT’S GULP BAIT PRE BAITING TIME
As Spring is here (I hope), it’s time to start pre baiting with Gulp Baits Tuna & Squid boilies again, to get the fish on the move and in the my net I find it best to use a mix of 16mm & 12mm boilies.
I have chosen 4 swims to bait up this spring, which don't get fished very much as some others on the lake.
These swims are very secluded and tiny, for this reason anglers don’t fish them. There is no access to cast in to these are...
‘Red letter days’ – By James Davies
It’s early spring but the winter weather is still well and truly upon us and with the carp still not showing, it was decided to make the best of the end of the river season. Anyone who read my last blog will know that I fish for different species throughout the year, and this session would be spent targeting pike.
Along with good friend Mike Linstead, we made our way to the River Swale. Upon arriving at the river we found it running clear and cold, but at 37f the water tempe...
Not bad for a work party......
I have just returned from a work party at Crystal Waters in France. Myself and my good friend Mick Henley arrived there a couple of Fridays ago, when we arrived we met up with 7 of the lads who had been there for over a week and despite torential rain for them they had completed some fantastic work. We had dinner with them that night and learnt that 4 of them had been fishing the nights during the week, landing fish up to 48lb so this sounding very promising that th...