Frozen lakes......but still fishing?......Paul McMinn
The title of this blog may seem ridiculous to most but for me, it makes perfect sense.
I mean, after all, How do you fish a frozen lake?
Let me try and explain......
I, like millions of others, have an obsession, an addiction for the species Cyprinus carpio (The Carp). I will spend endless hours of the day dreaming about Carp fishing and if I am not dreaming I will have my head buried inside a book or magazine, or watching a fishing programme on the television. All of my...
Tarn in the snow and ice......Steve Peach
The weather has been bad and I just managed to squeeze a night in just before the big freeze and landed a couple of cracking low 20s on the gulp! squid and liver, and with the fish on the feed I was gutted it was going to freeze up!
A quick visit down the Tarn last Friday and the lake was solid with nearly an inch of ice. The weather was set to be very mild over the weekend and I felt confident I could find the lake pretty much thawed by Monday morning. So Sund...
A Good Start to 2013
I wasted no time in getting my new year fishing underway and chose to begin with a rock fishing session on Anglesey in North Wales with conger eels in mind. I’ve also been field testing a potential new Penn 535Mag reel which is ideally suited to this rough and tough style of fishing, so it was a case of making the most of every opportunity.
The weather forecast, as usual, was way out. What should have been an easy 10mph southerly breeze turned out to be a steady 25mph side...
Terry’s Travels Lough Corrib, Galway
During the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to spend a trolling session on Lough Corrib. Famous for its superb trout fishing on the fly, it also produces some of Europe’s largest brown trout in the form of the wonderfully marked Ferox. On this particular day, I had the company of Inland Fisheries officer and good friend, Mark Corps. It has to be said that trolling on Lough Corrib was a new experience for both of us, and a tall order to find a Ferox on our first trip....
Terry’s Travels - Trolling on the River Erne
Until now, I had never had the opportunity to target pike on the River Erne system, Enniskillen. A new angling venue is always a challenge and can sometimes seem a little daunting at first. So, where do we start?
Navigational waterways such as the Erne and Shannon system have comprehensive and well-documented charts. These are easily obtained through local maritime outlets or online, and are highly recommended to begin the research required for success. Importantly, su...
Match Fishing Head to Head – River Soar:
Match Fishing magazine requested a head to head competition between myself and Shakespeare Superteam member Tony Marshall.
The venue we selected was the River Soar at Sutton Bonnington near Loughbrough and we used different tactics and baits on pegs next to each other. Tony pole fished breadpunch, hemp and chopped worm whilst I fished maggots on Bolo, waggler and straight lead.
See details of this head to head in the February Match Fishing magazine and ...
French Carp Fishing.......Troy Cavey
Hi guys it’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last blog. Now winter is on its way I decided to get on the rods for the big girls so I took a trip to the lake my dad manages in France Barnviewlake I was planning to go for a week session on the rods. I live about twenty minutes from the lake so pretty close for me. I arrived at the lake and there were no fish to be seen I picked y swim and started to set up .The first rod on a fresh fruit one boilie set up snowman style with a...
Short day session.....Michael Worrell
Having not had much spare time to get on the banks recently, I and a friend decided to do a day session on the 30th November. Given the limited time on the banks this would yield we opted to stay away from our usual haunts of larger day ticket pits and opted for a small fishery in the Sussex countryside a picturesque little water with a good stocking of small carp with the sole intention of trying to get a bend in the rod regardless of size. The water is runs water, but has t...
Todber Manor....Damian Paull
Well it’s been around a month and a half since my last blog due to moving house anyway I was supposed to be doing a week at Todber Manor but that got cut short due to the terrible weather but had a few good results on the Berkley’s anyway including a nice 19lb10 and my mate managed a new pb of 17lb so not bad at all here are a few pictures for you all to see I was using a red crustacean 16mm with a squid and liver 12mm pop-up happy days
Thanks for taking your t...
HOLBROOK MILL POND......Richard Handel
This blog is about my long awaited trip on Holbrook Mill pond. Due to work & family stuff it has taken over a year to meet up with my good friend Rob Nunn and fish my favourite mill pond. It was years ago that I fished here before moving down south. This place is so peaceful and tranquil; there are plenty of overhanging trees to hide your traps in for Mr. Carp. The lily pads have all died back unfortunately, as they are a great holding area.
I arrived just after 6pm on...