Winter Success On The Tarn....Steve Peach
Being busy at work I have struggled to get much time on the bank but a quick night on the Tarn in mid-November resulted in a brace of carp of 22lbs8oz and 15lb12oz both falling to single gulp! carp squid and liver 16mm boilies topped with a piece of pink plastic corn.
Not a bad result as I arrived in the dark and had to rely on pure instinct to hit the spots I wanted.
The last few weeks of cold weather has really had it toll on fishing and after blanking my last two t...
Re-captures galore and the benefits of resting your swim - Jonny Molesworth
August is now over, sadly. It’s one of my favourite months for carping, but I feel I’ve made the most of it. I’ve had some busy sessions and bagged some handsome fish to boot from the local lakes during the month. Additionally, the last 2 overnighters during the last week of August also yielded several re-captures, one of which was a fish that was my PB when I was only 11 years old… I’ve certainly been feeling the nostalgia!
The first of these 2 overnighters was a last min...
Chalet Lake 12th – 19th October......Darren Waller
Chalet Lake 12th – 19th October
We arrived about 12 Saturday morning, on the way down to the lake, Russ was telling me after we leave the lake it would be drained and all the fish removed. Its over run with cats the plan is to return 2 of the largest back with all the carp. We fished from the chalet with a bait boat fishing in 5 feet of water, I had my squid liver in all sizes again.
Within an hour of fishing I latched into 2 commons of 39lb and 38lb a cracking start.
A new P.B.......Jon Angell
After a bad couple of weeks at home I got myself down to the lake for an overnight session.
I got to the lake about an hour before dark and dropped in to a swim I had done well in before. The weather was mild with a nice wind on the lake. And I had the whole lake to myself. While setting up I realized that I had left my new (second hand) camera at home. I had just brought it off one of the other members. It’s a canon G6 power shot. It fits on a tripod, has remote ...
Back On Duty.....Clive Dobinson
After being allowed home for a couple of weeks it was time to get started on another session, little did I know that it was to be ten weeks! With weather ranging from factor 15 with insect repellent trying to find shade all day, to thermals and sleeping bag fully zipped up, a good test session for any bait and all tactics
I carried out my bailiff duties upon my return, not only does this give me time to walk (slowly) around the lake in an attempt to spot fish but it also all...
Mark Laker from Kent caught his first ever Conger and Undulate Ray while fishing at anchor aboard Flamer IV on the Adamant Bank .Mark is pictured with his 14Ib Undulate Ray which was returned alive. Mark was using a Shakespeare 20Ib class rod with a flowing trace and pennel rig of Sakuma 6/0 and 4/0 hooks baited up with a cocktail of Ammo Squid and Mackerel.
Terry’s Travels Pike angling, fly verses the rest!
I have known for many years now that the most successful method in hooking and landing a pike is on the fly. In my humble opinion, this is without dispute, but that is, of course my opinion! I realise that many pike anglers reading this will start shouting at me now, extolling the virtues of their own favourite pike disciplines such as trolling, dead-baiting, jerk-baiting etc, etc, and of course, they are all highly successful methods.
However, for me personally, w...
Terry’s Travels Penn Affinity 7000 LC Series
The Penn Affinity reels are produced in two sizes, the 7000 model with line capacity of 295 yards of 30lb B/S and the larger 8000 version that has a capacity of 330 yards of 30lb B/S. I opted for the 7000 version back in January of this year, and once they arrived, couldn’t wait to put them through they’re paces.
My first opportunity to test the reels was during a Specimen Bream expedition (see previous archive blogs) and fishing at distance, into a head-wind, ...
One at last......Kevin Burgess
After what must have been my worse summer of my life with regards to my catch record I finally managed to bag my self my first 30lb fish for the year. I turned up at my venue and after walking around a number of times i had no fish signs to work from. So with a cold wind blowing down the lake I picked to fish the back of it hoping the carp would pick to be on the back of it to. Due to only fishing a short night and the fact it was now pitch black darkness I sent a multi rig o...
Terry’s Travels A Trio of Mullet
Although Thick-lipped Mullet are reasonably abundant on the north coast of Ireland, the other two species, namely Thin-Lipped and Golden-Grey Mullet prefer the slightly warmer seas that Southern Ireland has to offer. If I wanted any chance at all in finding the three species in one trip, that’s where I had to head. I do not doubt, with rising sea temperatures, that eventually these and other sub-tropical species will venture further up the west coast in the future. Howeve...