Holiday Time at Last Part 1 …….Bob Naisbitt.
At the start of our holiday I could never in my wildest dreams predicted what was to unfold during the next 7 days .Our holiday is are annual trip to Crystal Waters France .On arrival at our pickup point old friends are reunited and new members to are party welcomed .With so much material to pick from for this Blog I am going to spread it over three Blogs.
Having arrived at the lake 9am a tour of the lake was the first order of the day conducted by Drafty our Bailiff, friend...
Syndicate fishing....Ian Waterfield
After receiving an invitation to visit the a private syndicate water based in Cheshire, I decided a 48 hour stint was needed to satisfy the curiosity I had after hearing great things about the place. Having never fished these waters before I did not know what to expect when I arrived there. The horseshoe shaped lake was quite small to what I was actually expecting, never the less unpacked, set up and got straight into it. The weather was against me, rainy, windy and cold but ...
New Penn 535 Mag2 Reel
Over the past year or so I’ve been fishing with various prototypes of a brand new Penn 535Mag2 reel. Although, for obvious reasons, I can’t always spill all the beans on new reels we’re working on, I have tried to keep everyone informed as the reel progressed through its various prototypes via my blogs and Facebook page. At last though, the reel is about to hit the shelves and I can fill you all in on what for me has been one of the best and most versatile reels I’ve been luc...
Estate Lake Fishing....Martyn Davies
So after returning from a 3 day stint for MNDA at Linear fisheries I decided another short session to the estate lake was on the cards. Upon arrival my chosen swim was vacant and I didn’t think twice about dropping into it with the conditions seemingly in my favour. Having success previously two nights before with a 17.5 common and a 13.3 common I knew if I fished it in the exact same manner I would be in for another fish or two. With both rigs going out in very similar areas...
saisir le jour (seize the day)......... Gary Maddison
6pm Friday 24th of August I’m on the road with a big smile on my face as I have a weeks fishing in France ahead of me,and even the long tailback on the infamous M25 still couldn’t remove that smile.This is now the fifth year in a row that I have fished at Crystal Waters, along the way I have met some great people a few of us now get together each year for the annual trip to France.
Car unloaded at the car park, now you can imagine the mountain of gear that ten carp anglers h...
Syndicate and Blackthorn....Jack Hudson-Edwards
With the new school term fast approaching I managed to fit my last few over nighters in before I was back at school. After having a mind blowing session a week before managing 20 fish and only losing two with 9 been over 20lb I was expecting to be sitting behind my rods twiddling my thumbs for a while but boy how wrong was I?
After arriving at my syndicate and choosing where to fish I soon got to work spodding out on my chosen spot. I used a mix of Gulp! Mixed Seed, Coco and...
Great result......Craig Soames
On Saturday 7th September I got the chance to get the rods out for a quick overnighter at Taswood lakes Norfolk, on arrival found heron lake was totally rammed with only one swim free, so I had a good look around I found that were spaces on Broadwing, a harder water with bigger specimens. so decided on a swim with a large overhanging tree and a large reed bed to the left cause as I walk past with my barrow a large mirror decided to jump out with a huge splash at the reed bed ...
Seeing Double- Mike Linstead
Earlier in the year I took my niece Katlin on a fishing trip in an attempt to help her catch her first double figure Carp.
Although that trip was really enjoyable and she caught some lovely fish, we weren't successful in landing her elusive 10lber.
Having now moved to within a reasonable travelling distance from my family I promised that I would spend a few days with her during the summer holidays doing all manner of exciting things, horse riding (her not me I might add) ...
I have been introducing 12 mm Tuna Spice Boilies into a syndicate water that I have never fished before for a period of one week. As this was a new water I spent some time walking, watching and using a market float to narrow down one swim that ticked all the boxes and this is the swim I had been feeding. A hard clear area with a large weed bed behind it introducing a kilo of bait every time I visit it.
So finally I was travelling to the lake for my first nights fishing the...
A Year on the Gulp....Steve Peach
A year ago I joined to gulp! carp army, and since then I've had a fantastic year.
Last autumn saw me focusing on Farnham angling society's the Tarn, which I fished right through the winter even banking carp from under sheets of ice and a double take when it had only just thawed out from the big freeze up at the start of February, all my winter fish fell to the gulp! carp squid and liver boilies glugged up in the matching dip and my biggest fish through the winter was a crack...