My Quest For A big Common Carp......Richard Handel.
In this blog I would like to introduce you to my choice of lake for this winter/spring, more spring then winter as my plans have all gone wrong due to the weather and the whole family getting the Flu over Christmas and New Year it’s all been a bit of a wash out winter for me. The lake is in fact a match lake but it has some very large Common Carp to near the 40lb mark. As I do all my fishing during the weekdays, it keeps me away from the weekends; I normally do 2 x 12hrs nigh...
As I write this, my good friend, and fellow consultant Keith Standley (aka Backdraft) is probably buzzing around his house getting prepped for his first feature with Maximum Carp (http://www.maximumcarp.net ) tomorrow at Weybread Fisheries in Norfolk (http://www.weybreadfishery.co.uk ).
He is doing a 12 hour In Session piece with new staff writer John Kneebone, and has the task of extracting as many (if only one!) carp from its icy depths. It has been under ice for the best ...
Winter Fever....Luke Norton
I managed to get to my local lake for a day session just prior to it freezing and although it was a perfectly still calm day with no wind it was still bitterly cold. After doing a few circuits of the lake and failing to see any signs of fish it was clear that the cold weather had started to affect the fish, this was confirmed when I spoke to the bailiff and was told that nothing had been out for nearly two weeks.
I decided that my best chance of success was going to be to ...
Berkley gulp beats beast from the east.....Marc Neill
Hello to all gulp carp members and everyone else reading this blog it been a few weeks since my last write up due to busy times on the fishing and work front, but on the plus side the fishing has been going very well considering the awful weather conditions we have been having.
The chosen venue has been the same as last blog Suffolk water parks Jacobs creek lake as this has been kind to us over the winter what ever thrown at us, but with the beast from the east forecast -7...
Not a bad month.....James Fox
Hello there gulp army! This month I have been fishing my local syndicate with the squid octopus!
I've had only 1 fish this winter out of the 5 originals which I think was a very good result! It was a 30lb 4oz mirror, the smallest of the original stock fish but 4lb's up from last year!
I also managed to fish a short over night session on a local pit to sneek a few out! I had six fish the biggest of which was a 17lb common.
Well that all from me this month I wi...
Severn Salmon Competition........
Each year Shakespeare sponsor a prize for the biggest catch and released Salmon from the River Severn. This 2012 winner was Paul Harris who released a superb fish of 30lbs 08oz. The picture shows a very happy Paul being presented with his prize of a Shakespeare Oracle rod by Steve Williams.It was caught on a black flying C from Tewkesbury weir. Great catch Paul!
Would you like some ice with that?....Tim Fairchild
Well I’m back again after a short break due to a knee injury, overloaded barrow on my last session in November! Then it was Christmas and work was busy, then SNOW! Our lake had a 3 inch in lid on it for several weeks but as the weather started to warm, myself and my fellow gulp! carp army recruit James Hughes headed off to the lake last week. We arrived to find the lake two thirds iced over still but on assessment it was thin and a south westerly was gradually blowing the lid...
Pike on the Erne......TERRY’S TRAVELS
With most rivers in flood conditions at the moment, and extremely inclement weather, my angling options are somewhat limited! Despite these problems, Glenn, Andy and I took a chance on the Erne system last Sunday to see what was about. The main lough seems almost devoid of fish, seeing little on the sounder, which would suggest that DCAL’s policy of allowing commercial freshwater netting on this particular water is having a serious impact on our pike and perch stocks.
December Morning Madness......Steve Phipps
It's early December and after a few cold nights and light frosts I was slightly concerned that the drop in temperature may have switched the fish at my club lake off, nevertheless, it would take a lot more than a chill in the air to stop us from trying to bank a few carp.
My club lake has the benefit of a large hill adjacent to the bank which is perfect for getting a full overhead view of the lake making fish finding a great deal easier. after 5 or so minutes of pacing up ...
Ok! So what’s been happening with the weather?
Welcome to my first blog of the year and first off let me wish you all a very happy new year.
Ok so what’s been happening with the weather? I don’t know about anyone else but that mild spell we had over Christmas was for me was a carp anglers winter dream. Many people say that lakes fished better when we had proper cold and frosty winters, but for me the mild weather that gets the water temperature up above 6 degrees is the best winter feeding conditions you can get. ...