Surprise on the Swale- Mike Linstead
I thought I would share something remarkable that happened a couple of weeks ago on the Swale whilst I was out searching for my elusive Swale Barbel.
Having been joined by my good friend and photography guru Bob Lee again we set up stall on a famous stretch of the Swale on a very foggy and atmospheric Sunday morning.
The freezing fog had made driving conditions treacherous so Bob had made is way down a short time after me and I was already set up, baited the swi...
Quick winter Result......Ben Cooke
Turned up at the lake at 1pm on sunday afternoon weather was looking good for a bite with the low pressure with a few anglers on lake decided to fish peg 11 away from angling pressure, it also offerd a good depth of water from 6-7ft. opted to fish the right hand rod in the middle at around 50 yards on the first cast with the lead i got a good drop with a nice crack on the gravel i cliped it up marked the line with orange elastic and thort that wil do nicely. Left hand rod was...
Well after last month’s dower look at my results over the autumn period it was with a little trepidation that I made the journey over to France. Was my run of bad luck going to continue? No absolutely not I was determined that there was no ways I was going to let that happen.
The journey over was good and made that much easier by the humour of my angling partner for the week Steve Egerton pure fishing’s very capable marketing manager. We have been fr...
Fishing The River In Flood
When a river goes into flood, it’s not always the end of the world! Especially when targeting roach. A flash flood will definitely put the fish off the feed for a while, but if the flood continues and remains constant, it’s not long until they re-group and get their heads down again. The problem is how to go about catching them under these difficult conditions.
Fishing the feeder is probably the best chance of success, and in these conditions, you ...
Start of Winter......Nigel Warner
Winter, I have a love hate relationship with winter fishing. I love the cold crisp mornings especially if I have a fish in the sack, but hate the unsettled periods of wind, rain and then back to high pressure cold spells. Whether it affects me more and then reflects in my fishing or the unsettled periods affect the fish feeding habits, I can’t at times, work it out. Because the lake I am fishing is quite shallow in comparison to the others I have fished in winters past, the w...
Not a good start for me....but my brother had one..Ashley Higgins
NOT A GOOD START
FOR ME BUT MY BROTHER HAD ONE
Its was a 7am start on my local water maggot lake the air pressure was high and we knew it was going to be hard not much had been coming out of the lake due to the weather but we had to give the baits ago using the Irish cream 16mm we set up the rods using the blow back rigs fished to some reeds at about 12:30 my left hand rod went off but when I went to set the hook the fish had gone. It wasn’t till about 3:30 when my brother ...
The pub chuck can work !...Dan Crossman
Hi everyone as in the title this is a little blog on not so much pub chucks but on turning up in the dark and fishing blind and how to make it work.
For me it’s simple as I know the water and the fish tend to settle at one end of the lake this time of year. So the rest was simple turn up at 8 pm in the dark get the brolly up and then lay the traps.
It’s getting very cold now so I keep baiting to a min and tend to use p.v.a bags and 12mm baits to try and snatch the odd feedi...
Squid and liver is a winner!.....Ashley Broughton
Back on Shireoaks again today in search of one of the big ones. This time I had been introducing bait into the lake since I joined the gulp army and my last session was very slow with me only banking one carp. After all the effort was a bit disappointing but I put it down to the colder weather and me having no knowledge of the lake but I was still determined to make my winter campaign a success.
I was constantly scanning the water and unlike last time nothing was showi...